News and other exciting events happening in the Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method system in the world.

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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 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

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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 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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Practical Method Workshop in Irvine on June 24 by Ping Wei

June 3, 2018
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A Walk in Gdansk 2018.05.31

May 31, 2018

Tomek, Pawel, Marila, Kurstin and myself took the afternoon off to visit Gdansk again. This is our annual hike in Poland.

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London Practical Method Workshop 2018 Photos

May 28, 2018
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Things I am trying to take into account while practicing.

April 23, 2018

The richness of Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method struck me in 2013 when I had my first encounter with Master Chen and his explanations. There is so much to learn for me. Master Chen told on several occasions, that if you think you know how to do practical method, you can stop to practice, cause [...]

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Practical Method Weekly News 2018.04.16

April 8, 2018
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Negative Circle and Focus

April 1, 2018

My bitter / sweet story is something many of us can relate to and maybe it is somewhat relevant to Master Chen – at least now I can empathize to some degree.  The bitter aspect I am about to impart relates to frustrations that we may have all experienced in one way or another at [...]

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Practical Method Weekly News 2018.03.25

March 27, 2018
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Notes for Ottawa Workshop Mar. 24-25, 2018

March 24, 2018

Thank you very much for Rachelle and Emile’s hospitality for hosting the Toronto group attending the Ottawa workshop. It was such a pleasure meeting both the old and new faces. The following are my notes.

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Report of the 2nd annual European Practical Method Meetup

March 20, 2018

This is a report written by Massimo Giorgianni from Toulouse, France. He is a full time martial arts teacher and will also host a Practical Method Workshop with Master Chen this year in Toulouse. ____________ In March I attended the annual Practical Method European Gathering held in Berlin.  This workshop was my first time involvement with Chen [...]

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Association for Practical Method founded in Austria, Europe

March 13, 2018

After becoming a disciple last year I solidified my plans about my future with Practical Method. One result is the foundation of an official association in Austria. After some back and forth with the responsible officials regarding the association rules we, Fabian K. and Pawel M. got the permission to begin our association activities. Our association is [...]

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Which video do I download

February 21, 2018

I have just joined this site after 12 years of practicing chen style Taiji. I have been following shifu Chen Zhonghua for the past year on youtube but now would like to download some of the most informative videos but there are so many of them. Can someone recommend the best videos for me to [...]

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New Paypal account!

February 15, 2018

Please be notified that we added as one of our paypal accounts for Thanks for your continued support of our online videos! Chen Zhonghua

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Personal Review of the Chen Taiji Practical Method Workshop in Phoenix AZ (20-21 January 2018) Part II

February 14, 2018

Author:  James M. Riviera

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Training in Jan 2018

February 4, 2018

 Hej y’all! over the turn of the year, we found new rooms for our friday evening training, and we are contineously exercising ourselves in free and half free push hands sessions each fortnight on monday evenings! People drop in regularly to get an idea of what the practical method is about, which motivates both me [...]

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When is 2017 Sydney workshop video available?

January 30, 2018

I attended Master Chen’s 2017 Sydney workshop for both days and Master Chen said in the 1st day that attendee can get the workshop video. I wrote an email to the workshop organizer last week but no reply. Does the Admin know how to get the video? Cheers!

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Welcome New Disciples to Our Practical Method Family

January 22, 2018

     During Phoenix Practical Method workshop on January 21, 2018, Master Chen Zhonghua accepted Winston Wang and Benjamin Benefiel as his indoor disciples.

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Open the Rear Kua

January 13, 2018
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Encounters at Fragrant Harbor, Nov 2017 HK seminar

January 12, 2018

Master Chen’s SEA Tour 2017 was an informative and well attended event. This annual event was organized by Disciple Nicholas Fung (馮嘉傑) from the Hong Kong Practical Methods. Participants from the region and Canada attended three nights of intensive training on the theory and applications of the Practical Method of Chen Style Taijiquan. The lucky [...]

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Perth Workshop 2017 Clip

January 8, 2018
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2017 Year-End Celebration on Daqingshan

January 6, 2018

Daqingshan 2017 Year-end Hunyuan and Practical Method Celebration was held on Daqingshan on Jan. 6, 2018. It was organized by Han Rui. Over 50 people participated at the event. There were demonstrations of Hunyuan 24, Practical Method Yilu, Cannon Fist and Hunyuan Sword form. There were also entertainments. The party ended with a dinner. Form [...]

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Singapore Workshop 2017 Photos

January 3, 2018

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