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Sydney Classes

January 1, 2019

Sydney Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy 澳洲悉尼陈中华太极馆 Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method 陈氏太极拳实用拳法 Classes: Sunday 8:30am to 10:00am at DJKJ Kung Fu Rosebery No classes on all public holidays or long weekends Curriculum: Chen Stye Taijiquan Practical Method Foundations, Yilu (First Routine), Theory, Push Hands Location Details: DJKJ, 34 Rosebery Avenue, Rosebery NSW 2018 https://goo.gl/maps/ieKxkok3jD52 Instructor: [...]

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North American Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method Training Camp 2019 ~ In memory of Tim Duehring

January 1, 2019
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Abbreviations – what do they mean?

December 12, 2018

Hi everyone, I’ve been looking up and down the webpage to find out what the following abbreviations mean. In words, at least ) LFSB – ????? SWPE – sink waist press elbow SYYZ (?) -?????   All come up in the New York 2018 workshop and the vid doesn’t talk about the remaining two. I [...]

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Daqingshan Taiji Competition Recognized Nationally

December 12, 2018

2018 China Sport-Tourism Exhibition Special Sport Event: Shandong Daqingshan International Taiji Competition Issued by: Sport and Cultural Development Center of the National Sport Bureau Dates for 2019: May 18-19, 2019 http://practicalmethod.com/2018/01/2018-daqingshan-international-taiji-competition-april-27-28/

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Master Chen in Phoenix on 1/19-20/2019

December 5, 2018
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Discovering The Importance of The Set Up

December 2, 2018

I was having a discussion with my disciple brother Brennan Toh about what I have been working on with my long term students Gerry and Emily, with specific attention to Lie , one of the 8 techniques of Taiji.  At the North American Practical Method Training Camp last year Brennan was taking me down with [...]

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Dented Wall

November 20, 2018

You are looking at the aftermath of the Hong Kong workshop.  Apparently, Master sent Wu (the guy fixing the wall) flying into the wall  I hope the action is captured in the video: WeChat_20181121142840    

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2018 Ottawa Twenth Anniversary Workshop Review

November 20, 2018

Each year, Master Chen have tirelessly come to Ottawa to share his special insight in the art of Taijiquan. This year makes the Twentieth Anniversary of those annual workshops. Disciples Rachelle B.and James T. organized a series of workshops, special events and produced a commemorative T-shirts for each participants inorder to honor this special occasion. [...]

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9.81 m/s?

November 20, 2018

    Over the past weekend at the Hong Kong workshop, Master Chen’s move on KT trigged the fall detection feature on the Apple Watch Series 4: https://www.popsci.com/apple-watch-fall-detection The incredible thing was that KT hasn’t fallen.  He merely was knocked away from Master Chen.  Obviously, this blow has enough acceleration and gyration on KT and [...]

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Hangzhou with Master

November 16, 2018

  I was privileged to spend a couple of days with Master and Master Sun.  Here are my notes: The opponent completes the circuit. When you are about to fall, that is when your power transfers. This goes back to an explanation where Master propped up two cards leaning on each other. Master said that [...]

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Edmonton Workshop Notes: October 13 and 14, 2018.

November 4, 2018

    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13 -No move, only rotate -Rotation –> power -Friction (feet) eventually on the opponent -Action and Attachment -Movement without movement -move –> you become dead (like a top spinning, then starting to wobble, then falling over) -Stretch –> life

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Toronto Workshop Notes 22-25 Oct 2018 Harshil

October 28, 2018

Day one   Moving Steps positive circle instructions   Do not involve torso, Do not lean Torso and elbow are locked, isolate torso from hand and foot, Stretch is a must. Use front of the torso to catch the opponent at 45 to front And use rear Kua and elbow to throw the opponent Elbow [...]

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Review from Jan and Ross

October 20, 2018

CHEN STYLE TAIJIQUAN PRACTICAL METHOD TESTIMONIAL JAN GOULD and ROSS McLACHLAN, October 2018, Phoenix

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Master Chen’s Practical Method Workshop in Phoenix, January 2019

October 2, 2018
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Concept of Power in Practical Method Taijiquan (Wechat)

September 23, 2018

During a discussion on the English speaking Wechat group for PM a very interesting question was pointed out by Pawel Muller from Vienna. As set by Ping Wei from Phoenix on the chat, the question was noted as what comes to the mind of a PM student, when Master Chen speaks about power. Alexandra Hasenfratz from BC Canada answered that [...]

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Chen Xu is now officially a lecturer at Shandong University

September 21, 2018
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Sven’s 2nd Da Qing Shan stay, 3rd week

September 16, 2018

From the 9th to 11th of September 2018, Master Chen and Mister Wang Xin, a big regional liqour manufacturer, took us to Chenjiagou (Chen village), the birthplace if Chen Style Taijiquan!

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Sydney Workshop Dec 15-16, 2018

September 13, 2018

Instructors: Master Chen Zhonghua, Instructor Chen Xu, Instructor Ling Zili Date: Dec 15-16, 2018 Time: 9:00am to 5:30pm Location: DJKJ Kung Fu Academy 34 Rosebery Avenue, Rosebery NSW 2018 Topics: Theory, Foundations, form (yilu), applications and push hands Fee: $380 for 2 days, $220 for 1 day. Suggested preparation for first-timers, get yourself familiar with [...]

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Sven’s 2nd Da Qing Shan stay, second week

September 11, 2018

After returning from Tai An, unfortunately I caught a cold, so I stayed home a couple of days to sleep it off… eventually, some good ol’ chinese noodle soup did the trick So I could enjoy the Rizhao sunrise again…

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Tian Cai Cup Chen Village Push Hands Competition 2018

September 8, 2018

Master Zhonghua Chen and the Rizhao Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy team are participating in the Chen Village Push Hands Competition. Master Chen was invited as a guest.

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28th Daqingshan Seminar by Chen Zhonghua

August 21, 2018

Master Chen Zhonghua’s 28th Daqingshan Seminar on Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method and Hunyuan Taiji was held from August 11th to 17th, 2018. Over two hundred students participated at this event. They came from Indonesia, Portugal, and all over China. The youngest participant was 6 years old and oldest was 80 years of age.

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Ping’s next Irvine Practical Method workshop on Sunday 9/30/2018

August 13, 2018

Master Chen’s disciple Ping Wei will again conduct Irvine 1-day workshop. This time Ping will share with us his new understanding on “not-moving” and his lesson plan for his community college teaching. He will also revisit Foundations, more details on First 13 moves and beyond. First timers, beginners are all welcome. Registration for the workshop [...]

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Edward Liaw – introduction and resume

August 13, 2018

My name is Edward Liaw; I currently reside in San Diego, California.  I was accepted as Master Chen’s 283rd disciple during the 2018 North American Practical Method Training Camp in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, alongside Nathan Heintz and Spencer Jones.  Every day, I am grateful for being a part of a passionate and supportive community of [...]

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Toronto Workshop Oct 22-25, 2018

August 7, 2018
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Discipleship Ceremony in Iowa on July 28, 2018

July 30, 2018

Introduction of Emcee I am Todd Elihu, 20th generation disciple of Chen Style Taijiquan under Master Chen Zhonghua. I am very happy to be here at the 2018 North American Practical Method Training Camp and to have the opportunity to learn from Master Chen, as well as practice and exchange with my disciple-brothers who are [...]

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A collection of Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method logos.

July 6, 2018

Hereby some collected Practical Method logos from schools all over the world. If you have one logo and you don’t find it in this rough collection, got a better version or otherwise, please post it in the comments section or send it to me via wechat or by email vincent.denhengst@gmail.com and I will repost it later [...]

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Body Control in Yilu

July 5, 2018

Please Comment on what you see and how we should apply it in Yilu practice     http://practicalmethod.com/2016/05/phil-c-private-lesson-online-video-trailer/

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Poland Workshop 2018 Impressions

July 3, 2018

You can also see a few pictures here.

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Training on the principle of “Don’t move” while using power.

July 1, 2018

In Chen style Taijiquan Practical Method the power is delivered to the opponent through the principle of non-movement.  As “Don’t move” is one of the fundamental instructions in the system in order to separate the completion of a form in layers of a circle, the body has to be trained in the same way, meaning [...]

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Alabama Chen Taiji Academy

June 26, 2018

Richard Johnson is now teaching in Auburn, Alabama and soon in Decatur, Alabama. For more information, you may reach him at twocircles13@gmail.com Auburn – Chen Taiji Academy – Classes Mondays and Wednesdays at noon at Town Creek Park pavilion ………… Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method   Decatur  - Chen Taiji Academy – Classes

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Ramona Gomez from Phoenix, Arizona

June 25, 2018

My name is Ramona. I started practicing    Practical Method Tai Chi with Ping Wei approximately one year ago at Paradise Valley Community College. I have always liked martial arts and was curious about Tai Chi. The promise of strength, balance, and brain power intrigued me so I decided to give it a try. After all, [...]

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Carlos Hanson Resume

June 15, 2018

Background In 2001, I started studying Kung Fu. My teacher also taught Chen Style Taijiquan from Chen Quanzhong. Watching my teacher perform Taiji at one of our demonstrations, I thought it was fantastic. I read “Chen Style: The Source of Taijiquan” by Davidine Sim and David Gaffney and thought I should really switch to Taiji, [...]

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John Upshaw Resume

June 15, 2018

Personal Information I was born in Austin, Minnesota USA in February of 1968. I moved to the neighboring state of Iowa as a child. My early experiences in life set me on my path in martial arts and a career of helping struggling children. I was a homeless orphan at the age of 15. I [...]

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Full Time Blog – James Strider

June 10, 2018

The 6th Daqingshan International Competition Daqingshan Mountain from the Pagoda The start of my stay in China coincided with the 6th International Daqingshan Competition (April 28th to 30th this year), a yearly gathering that Master Chen started to promote both Taijiquan forms (a series of choreographed movements particular to each Family style) and also to [...]

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The invisible line of Taiji

June 7, 2018

Yesterday I had the luck to assist Master Chen and Pavel Codi in filming a corrections video in Prague. Apart from the valuable corrections received as an observer, later also had the opportunity to touch, see and feel exactly what Master Chen was describing before.

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Practice with Ping @ People’s Park

June 7, 2018
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HunYuan 24

June 6, 2018

For long time student, please notice how Master Chen uses practical method principle in this routine

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Taijiquan at 30,000 Feet

June 4, 2018

I’m writing this at about 30,000 feet on the plane from Munich, Germany to Toulouse, France. Master Chen Zhonghua is sitting next to me, it’s late evening and we are both tired from traveling shortly after noon. On the last flight, from Danzig, Poland to Munich Master Chen gave me another lesson about rotation. Some [...]

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