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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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Shandong University Taijiquan Introduction

February 21, 2018
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Master Chen Zhonghua & Michael Calandra Demonstration 2014

February 21, 2018
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New Paypal account!

February 15, 2018

Please be notified that we added wilkin.ng@gmail.com as one of our paypal accounts for www.practicalmethod.com Thanks for your continued support of our online videos! Chen Zhonghua

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Shandong University Taijiquan Introduction

February 6, 2018
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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

More photos on https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.1768172729861220&type=3#    

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Interview with Master Chen Zhonghua , Brennan Toh and HanRui

December 31, 2017
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2018 Hunyuan Day and Push-Hands Competition

December 31, 2017

2018 Hunyuan Taiji Day and 3rd Daqingshan Annual Year-End Push Hands Competition is held at the Rizhao Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy on Dec. 31, 2017. Here are some photos:       

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Overseas Chinese Gather on Daqingshan to experience Taiji

December 24, 2017

120 Overseas Chinese teenagers with 20 parents are on Daqingshan to learn Taiji. The course is taught by Han Rui, one of the instructors on Daqingshan. The content is Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method. This is part of their Chinese culture experience in during their visit to China. These youngsters come from Mauritius, Indonesia, New [...]

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Happy Holidays and Ready for Master Chen’s Phoenix Workshop in January

December 6, 2017

http://practicalmethod.com/2017/08/master-chens-phoenix-practical-method-workshop-120-212018/ Discounted early registration closes on January 10. A workshop T-shirt will be awarded to people who register early.  

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2017 Tournament a resounding success!

November 20, 2017

Congratulations to Master Chen and the Daqingshan students on making the 5th Daqingshan International Taiji Competition (大青山第五届国际太极拳大赛开赛) in Rizhao (日照), Shandong province (山东省), China a resounding success. There were more then 32 countries and regions represented; 130 teams fielded and 1170 contestants with more then 70 international representatives taking part. For the first time, real [...]

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2017 Ottawa Winter Seminar

November 19, 2017

“Winter is coming!” Master Chen took time from his busy schedule to visit Ottawa in a Weekend seminar organized by Disciples Rachelle B.and James T. . Participants from Ottawa, Toronto and Quebec City gathered to review their Practical Method Taijiquan progress for this year. Over the weekend, we focused on the theory and philosophy relevant [...]

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Practical Method Workshop in Las Vegas by Ping Wei on December 5

November 15, 2017

Ping Wei will teach a private workshop in Las Vegas on December 5, Tuesday from 10am to 5pm. The workshop will be on foundations and Yilu. It will prepare people for Master Chen’s workshop in Phoenix in January. http://practicalmethod.com/2017/08/master-chens-phoenix-practical-method-workshop-120-212018/  

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Practical Method Workshop in Irvine California by Ping Wei

November 15, 2017

Ping Wei will teach a workshop in Irvine California on December 3, Sunday, from 10am to 5pm. The workshop will be on Cannon Fist.

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Come together – March 2018 – PM Meetup in Berlin!

November 12, 2017

“…You also need To have good friends With friends You can help each other…” – Hong Junsheng, from Learning We are glad to announce that the second European Practical Method Meet-up will take place in Berlin on the first weekend of March 2018 (3rd & 4th). Please let us know if you’re coming, as soon [...]

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North American Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method Training Camp 2018

October 27, 2017

We are pleased to have Master Chen Zhonghua back for another training camp. Again, the taijiquan training, lodging and dining will be at one location with one cost at the same location as last year. This will be an intensive workshop focused on foundations, drills, form, push hands and applications. Disciples will take part in [...]

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Training in Ottawa

October 22, 2017

My family was visiting Ottawa for the weekend of Oct 21-22, 2017. James Tam, Ming Tam and I got together to train early on Sunday morning. It was a great training session, and we worked on the following: 1) Stretching and how to progressively connect the hand to the rear foot 2) Half horse stance: [...]

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Local & Global Moves, Rotations & Revolutions

October 10, 2017

Here are some of my notes from this morning’s training on Daqingshan where Master Chen went over the two different types of movements in push hands: An opponent can make “local” or “global” moves against you. Local moves involve only part of the body. Global moves involve the whole body. We must learn to match [...]

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Points to Remember

October 7, 2017

This morning at training on the small square of Daqingshan, Master Chen had us all write down the following points to remember for push hands and when making contact with an opponent: Hand must be fixed on opponent Elbow must go down and horizontal (towards dantian). Elbow cannot be lined up with hand. (Master Chen [...]

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Positive Circle Steps

September 30, 2017
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Master Chen’s Phoenix Practical Method Workshop, January 20 & 21, 2018

September 22, 2017

Practical Method Workshop in Phoenix, Arizona By Master Chen Zhonghua January 20 and 21 (Saturday and Sunday), 2018

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