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Ottawa Broadsword Seminar on Oct. 26, 2019

October 26, 2019

Ottawa Broadsword Seminar on Oct. 26, 2019.                

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“31st Daqingshan Seminar-4” Online Video Purchase

October 25, 2019

31st Chen Zhonghua Daqingshan Practical Method Seminar video. Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 10 min.   In: Chinese   Year: 2019  Difficulty:2/5  At:Daqingshan Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy

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“31st Daqingshan Seminar-3” Online Video Purchase

October 24, 2019

31st Chen Zhonghua Daqingshan Practical Method Seminar. Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 10 min.   In: Chinese   Year: 2019  Difficulty:2/5  At:Daqingshan Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy

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Guitar String

October 12, 2019

Recently at a 2019 Toronto CA workshop hosted by Kevin Ho, Master Chen Zhonghua demonstrated and taught the participants a training drill that requires the starting position to have the rear heel off the floor and both hands in a double push position, chest high. While going over this drill and teaching to the finer [...]

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Notes for Toronto Workshop Sep 7-10, 2019 – By Mark Hanley

September 30, 2019

Gears on either side of spine move in opposite direction The gears twist on either side of the spine and your intention along with where you are looking can send power in any direction you want. You can also add better control by also changing the percentage of each lever. with straight spine hold with front left [...]

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“TO1909-Front Back Extension” Online Video Purchase

September 27, 2019

Master Chen Zhonghua’s Sept. 2019 Toronto Workshop on Practical Method. Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 10 min.   In: English   Year: 2019  Difficulty:3/5  At:Toronto

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“TO1909-45Degrees.mp4” Online Video Purchase

September 26, 2019

Master Chen Zhonghua’s Sept. 2019 Toronto Workshop on Practcal Method. Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 10 min.   In: English   Year: 2019  Difficulty:2/5  At:Toronto

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“Toronto 1909-1” Online Video Purchase

September 25, 2019

Chen Zhonghua’s Sept. 2019 Toronto Workshop. Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 10 min.   In: English   Year: 2019  Difficulty:2/5  At:Toronto

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“Toronto 2019-Ground Dragon 2” Online Video Purchase

September 24, 2019

Master Chen Zhonghua’s Sept. 2019 Practical Method Workshop in the Toronto area. Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 10 min.   In: English   Year: 2019  Difficulty:2/5  At:Toronto

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“Empty The Middle” Online Video Purchase

September 23, 2019

Chen Zhonghua’s Sept. 2019 Workshop in Toronto. Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 5 min.   In: English   Year: 2019  Difficulty:1/5  At:Toronto

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“TO 1909-Ground Dragon 1.mp4” Online Video Purchase

September 23, 2019

Chen Zhonghua’s Sept. 2019 Toronto Workshop Videos. Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 10 min.   In: English   Year: 2019  Difficulty:3/5  At:Toronto

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Notes for Toronto Workshop Sep 7-10, 2019 by Kelvin Ho

September 20, 2019

When practicing yilu: Put myself inside a fixed sized box. Pull against the sides of the box coming into dantian. Push against the sides of the box going out of dantian.

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Notes from Grandmaster Zhonghua Chen Workshop on Sept. 14 & 15, 2019, Edmonton, PM Studio

September 19, 2019

Notes from Grandmaster Zhonghua Chen Workshop on Sept. 14 & 15, 2019, Edmonton, PM Studio 埃德蒙顿2019.09.14讲座合影。本文作者是右四(后)。

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My kua opened up at the Vienna Workshop 2019

September 16, 2019

So we were doing lots and lots of six sealings four closings exercises at the end of the Vienna Workshop. I was leading the group and counting. Then, at #476 something in my hip cracked open. A rush of pure energy run through my body and I felt like a conductor between heaven and earth, [...]

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Notes From Toronto September ’19 Workshop – Day 3

September 14, 2019

First I had to not push the opponent and just find the wall with my back. When it wasn’t working so well it was because I was too far from the wall. It got a little bit better, but I was hitting the wall too straight so my stretch wasn’t as long as it could [...]

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September 14, 2019 Edmonton Notes

September 14, 2019

  Positive circle steps. There are two steps and one modification. They are in, turn and out.

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Taiji about adapting to Nature

September 12, 2019

Taiji is a “scientific” way of moving your body that the ancient Chinese believed was good for the body and good for fighting. Taiji is the art of yin and yang. Chinese culture was founded on this fundamental understanding of opposites. It’s not about right and wrong. It is about adapting to nature. Taiji is [...]

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Power comes from restriction

September 12, 2019

Power comes from restriction. —Chen Zhonghua at the Sept. 2019 Toronto Workshop.

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Foot Hand Separation Exercise 2019

September 10, 2019

Foot Hand Separation Exercise 2019.09.09 in Toronto, Canada. Hand/Foot Separation Video

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Six Sealing Four Closing

September 9, 2019

With 6 sealing 4 closing, the forward fingers poke forward and the rear elbow pulls backward, and there is a straight line from the front finger to the rear elbow that stretches. My practice is to take 3 random points and line them up.

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Toronto Workshop on Sept. 8, 2019

September 8, 2019

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Tile hand and my crooked little fingers

September 7, 2019

For as long as I can remember my mother has been telling me that I have two crooked little fingers just like she has. It is nothing serious, if you look carefully, you may notice a little hump. As a young girl my mother had tried to make her little fingers straight by squashing them [...]

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Comments on the North American Practical Method Training Camp 2019

August 6, 2019

Comments on 2019 North American Practical Method training camp From my perspective, this year’s training camp was outstanding! I came with the thought that I had progressed a lot but after a short time I realized (as usual) I have so much to learn. I am basically a very beginner but I can see that [...]

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2019 Day 1 Phoenix workshop

August 5, 2019

Notes from Day 1, Phoenix Practical Method Workshop These are pretty rough, just short statements. Every movement needs to have intent and some reference. When we do taiji we need intent. Taiji is governed by yin yang. We need to see what is really there. Usually we think we see but that is not what [...]

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First day after Midwest Practical Method Workshop 2019

August 1, 2019

This morning was my first post-training camp workout, and it was awesome. My mind was flooded with all the great corrections and insights Master Chen gave us. There was a virtual wooden TV tray on my head during the yilus (private lesson reference).

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Turn Left and Pound Mortar on July 21, 2019

July 21, 2019
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Class Yilu Correction on July 14, 2019

July 21, 2019
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San Francisco Practical Method Seminar 2019 Notes

July 21, 2019

Day 1 The kua has to come out (draw a line forward with the kua).  Don’t move anything but the kua. Partner exercise: partner sets a dot a few inches in front of the kua; you have to get your kua to touch it. Add speed – do it 5 times fast.  Add power – [...]

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Yilu Record Tab

July 15, 2019

During a workshop earlier this year, Master Chen recommended that we utilize the “Yilu Record” tab to track our practice. As a result of starting this, I have found that it motivates me to basically do more, and to practice more consistently. Recording progress provides definitive feedback on effort and accomplishment. I have found it [...]

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Master Chen Zhonghua’s Wild Horse Parts Its Mane

July 1, 2019

Taken in June 2019

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Paul Carlson Yilu (First 13 Moves) on Jun 24, 2019

June 25, 2019
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How Practical Method has helped my arthritis

June 18, 2019

I am 64 years old and have been on long-term disability for over 10 years due to a form of arthritis called Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS). I previously studied and practiced several external martial arts and they all eventually made my AS symptoms worse. I have had the disease my whole life but only diagnosed in [...]

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