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The 6th Daqingshan International Competition

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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 provide a stage for a large scale Push Hands (a means of practicing Taiji techniques whilst trying to unbalance your opponent) tournament.

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DAQINGSHAN SURVIVAL GUIDE V1.0

so a lot of people i’ve talked to have said they wanted a in depth guide on stuff they might need to bring to the mountain, now this guide is less important for people here for shorter stays so if you’re here for less than a month it wont be so important, but if your here for more than 2 months this list might make your stay much more enjoyable, so here’s my first revision of the daqingshan survival guide apologies in advance for the terrible grammar and spelling Read more

It was the warmest day on this European tour today so we decided to visit the Prague Castle after afternoon class. Here are some of our photos.

BOB’S CHINA TOUR 2011 1

by admin on 2011/04/10

(The itinerary is subject to change)

Day 1:

Ÿ  Depart for Beijing from Vancouver, British Columbia on Air Canada 029 @ 12:00 p.m.

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Jinan 2010 i

by webmaster on 2010/10/23

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Coming soon to www.practicalmethod.com a documentary by Paul Janssens of a day in the life of Jinan, Shandong, China.

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A friend of Master Chen invited the students to do demonstration during wushu competition in his school. We went there in the morning, had a very nice seafood lunch, and other treats in the afternoon.
Video by Paul Janssens below.
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Yiyuan tours i

by webmaster on 2010/08/19

Had a fantastic opening ceremony in the local theatre last night though it was very very hot.

Touring Yiyuan sites this morning. The Chinese valentine’s day story happened in Yiyuan.

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We are headed for the Black Tiger Springs Park this Jul 21 morning at 5:00 am. This is a the park where Hong taught towards the end of his life. He started teaching at the Huiquantang area in Jinan and then moved to the Daming Lake area. When I started, he was already teaching in the Black Tiger Springs Park with the assistance of Li Zongqing. [edit: Aug14 video by Paul Janssens]

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After visiting Master Li Enjiu school in Jinan, we went to Qufu and TaiShan

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Heavy rain started in the afternoon.

Travel Advice i

by Chen Zhonghua on 2010/05/31

  1. Power supply: China uses 220 v, not 11o like in North America. Check your appliances. Read more

# Is full payment made?

# Tickets, passport, visa, and some cash. Read more

Shifu,

News you can use. According to an official of Beijing Railway Station, residents can dial 65260000 to book train tickets from between 2 to 20 days ahead of time. Read more

Visa for China i

by fulltime on 2010/03/20

Do you know the visa situation in China?  I am going to stay in China for 3 months and possibly a year, but I’ve heard China stopped issuing 60 and 90 day visas.  Do you know how difficult it is to get a 6 month visa?  I am going to get mine in Hong Kong, hoping it might be easiest to get a visa there. Read more

2004 China Trip: Beijing

March 2, 2007

This is the text for the 2004 China Trip narration: A Great Wall

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Jim Peters Comment on 2004 Trip to China

March 1, 2007

Jim Peters is from Regina, SK. Canada. He is a student of Ronnie Yee. Jim was the strongest fire fighter in Regina. He studies Aikiko and other martial arts before. This is what he has to say about Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method and his 2004 trip to China [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHdYJ5gb2Bw]

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