People : Chen Zhonghua

Master Chen Zhonghua is a 19th generation master of Chen Style Taijiquan under Grandmaster Hong Junsheng
He is a second generation master of Hunyuan Taiji under Grandmaster Feng Zhiqiang.

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Sun Yang wins Muay Thai Gold Belt 20190222

Top New:News just came from Thailand that Sun Yang has won the 67 kg Golden Belt after many rounds of hard fights at the Golden Belt Finals under the auspice of the Thailand Muay Thai Federation. Sun Yang is a disciple of Master Chen Zhonghua, International Standard Bearer of the Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method system and Dean of the Qingshan Taijiquan and Cultural Research Institute of the Rizhao Politechnic. Read more

Heintz DiscipleNathan Heintz was accepted as Master Chen Zhonghua’s disciple on July 28, 2018 at the North American Practical Method Training Camp in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

The discipleship ceremony also welcomed Spencer Jones and Edward Liaw as disciples. Read more

  1. Introduction of Emcee
Todd Elihu

Todd Elihu

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 present and the other participants of the camp this year. I am very grateful to my brothers Levi Sowers and John Upshaw for organizing these camps and all the hard work that they have put into making such a special event. Read more

I started taijiquan practical method in 2011. In 2016 I became disciple of Master Chen. Taiji – the separation of ying and yang and having both at the same time – is a part of my daily life and I am very happy about it.

1. Practical method
This style in the lineage of Chen Fake, Hong Junshen, Chen Zhonghua follows very clear instructions to establish the taiji movements. In the end there should be no fight anymore, one is just walking through the opponent without knowing.
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Master Chen Zhonghua accepted Charlie Wishon as a disciple on July 17, 2016.

Master Chen Zhonghua accepted Charlie Wishon as a disciple on July 17, 2016.

On July 17, 2016, Master Chen Zhonghua accepted Charlie Wishon as his 201st disciple at the workshop held in Iowa City. Todd Elihu emceed the ceremony and many other disciples were present including Levi Sowers, John Upshaw, John Dahms, Brennan Toh, Kelvin Ho, Hugo Ramiro, Xavier Santiago, Jeff Clevenger, Bruce Schaub, Erwin Ramthun, and Chris Dusek. At the conclusion of the ceremony, Master Chen briefly spoke about the privileges, responsibilities, and ethics of being one of his disciples.

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Sep 20 (2 days ago)
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深山里的国际范The video is in Chinese. Qilu network video reports on Chen Zhonghua’s taijiquan on Daqingshan, China.

深山里的国际范儿太极
http://v.iqilu.com/wdy/wcp/2014/0704/4095036.html

邯郸学院 - 33On the 10th of June, 2014, Master Chen Zhonghua became visiting professor of Taiji at the Handan Colledge in Handan, Hebei Province in China at a simple ceremony held by Prof. Ma Jibin, president of the College. He was also named the official representative of the college for Canada and the United State. Read more

  • A personalised application letter (paper form or electronic) must be submitted. 
  • A letter of reference from one of the disciples must be submitted.
    A letter of reference from someone of repute who has known the applicant for more than five year is required from those who do not know anyone in Master Chen Zhonghua’s Practical Method system.  Read more

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Ceremony conducted at Perth Workshop.

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Gerry Gebhart, Matt Landau, Dean Mayo, Laura Samuels, Michael Winkler are among the new disciples

Full Disciple List http://practicalmethod.com/2010/05/chen-zhonghuas-disciples/

The big gathering of disciples currently at Daqingshan

Suspended Head 6

by Todd Elihu on 2013/05/17

In 2009 on Daqingshan, Master Chen Zhonghua instructed me to keep one point on my body stable and fixed during push hands practice. The location of the point was up to me; I could make it be the lower back, rear foot, etc. However, the most important thing was to maintain the integrity and stability of the chosen point. Read more

Master Chen Zhonghua accepted three more new disciples today in Toronto, Canada!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Michael Koh was accepted as Master Chen Zhonghua’s disciple in the Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method system. The ceremony was attended by Master Hong Sen and Master Xu Jinge. Other disciples present at the event: Tim Duehring and Nicholas Fung.

Wang Long, Su Lei of Rizhao, Shandong Province, and Chen Xu of Yiyuan, Shandong Province, became master Chen Zhonghua’s disciples at a simple ceremony on Daqingshan on Oct. 4, 2012. The ceremony was chaired by master Hong Sen and attended by all participants of the 7th Daqingshan International Taijiquan Seminar. Read more

upshawdisciple-3In a simple ceremony at the Seishinkan dojo in New York, John Upshaw was accepted as Master Chen Zhonghua’s disciple in the Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method system. Other disciples present at the event: Michael Calandra and Todd Elihu. Read more

Massimo Neresini of Italy is accepted as Master Chen Zhonghua’s 91th disciple. The ceremony was witnessed by disciples Giuseppe Bon from Italy,Pavel Codl from Prague, and Steven Chan from Canada

Gino Nasato became Chen Zhonghua’s 90th disciple

December 19, 2011

During a weekend workshop in Maple Ridge, B.C. Canada on Dec. 18, 2011, Gino Nasato of Victoria, B.C. Canada became Master Chen Zhonghua’s latest disciple in the lineage of Hong Master Hong Junsheng’s Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method system. Gino is Master Chen Zhonghua’s 90th disciple. The ceremony was attended by 16 people from Maple [...]

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Nick Mann accepted as Master Chen Zhonghua’s 89th disciple

September 26, 2011

In a simple ceremony in Toronto on Sept. 25th, 2011, Nick Mann of Guelph, Ontario became Master Chen Zhonghua’s 89th indoor disciple.

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Lai Fengjing on Chen Zhonghua’s Taijiquan

September 4, 2011

Master Lai Fengjing is a Yiquan and Taiji master from the city of Linyi, Shandong, China. This interview is in Chinese language only.

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Review of Master Chen Zhonghua’s first Practical Method seminar in China

August 23, 2011
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Stories of Daqingshan and Taijiquan

August 5, 2011

做为一个没入门的太极拳爱好者,我很长时间以来,一直经常在网络上看陈中华老师的一些文章和教学视频,对陈老师独特的理论和精彩表演感到非常好奇。此次借出差之机,途经大青山,得见陈中华老师,并体验了他神妙的太极功夫。

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Learning Taiji on Daqingshan

June 4, 2011

二上大青山 2009年10月,第一次上大青山,认识了陈老师,初次领略了实用拳法的奥妙,前已为文记之。下山时,便许下愿心,日后有机会定当再次上山。其实,这想法自然不过。我在大青山上遇见的拳友,没有不被陈老师的为人和功夫所折服的,几乎所有人上山都不止一次。

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2011 Daqingshan Conference Chen Zhonghua Photos

May 23, 2011
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Rion Swanson became Master Chen Zhonghua’s latest disciple!

April 21, 2011

In a simple ceremony in the evening of April 20, 2011 in the Hunyuantaiji Academy in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Master Chen Zhonghua inducted Rion Swanson of Edmonton to the Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method lineage. The ceremony was officiated by Chen’s earlier disciple Allan Belsheim. Belsheim is also the head instructor of the Edmonton branch.

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New Disciples Jesus and Hilda in Puerto Rico on Feb. 13, 2011

February 13, 2011

Some photos of Jesus and Hilda’s discipleship ceremony in San Juan. The ceremony was held at the training location which is the Puerto Rico Sport Center. We had to make do with what we had: no chairs or tables. It was the thought that counts. Both Jesus and Hilda are serious students of Practical Method [...]

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Levi Sowers Discipleship on Feb. 3, 2011

February 7, 2011

On Feb. 3, 2011, Chinese New Year, Levi Sowers of Iowa City, Iowa, USA became Master Chen Zhonghua’s 80th indoor disciple in a ceremony in Bentonville, AR. USA.  

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Dave Dahms and Daniel Mroz discipleship on Nov. 27, 2010

November 29, 2010

On Nov. 27, 2010, Dave Dahms and Daniel Mroz were inducted as disciples of Master Chen Zhonghua in Ottawa, Canada. A private ceremony was held in the Dragon restaurant in Ottawa Saturday evening after the workshop.

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Master Chen Zhonghua – Pioneer of “Practical Method” Taijiquan

November 4, 2010

Master Chen Zhonghua is a modern day pioneer of Taijiquan, and he is re-inventing the way people practice it. The interesting thing is that his intention is to return Taijiquan to its original purpose, that of a martial art.

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Master Chen Zhonghua on Italian TV

September 23, 2010
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Master Chen Zhonghua accepted new disciples on Daqingshan in China!

August 11, 2010
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On August 11, 2010, Master Chen Zhonghua accepted 11 new disciples on Daqingshan, China. They are: Pavel Codl Czech Republic. 2010 420-602-213-628 Steven Chan, Canada Li Huaizhong,China Nicholas Fung,Hong Kong Wu Shaozhi,China Sun Jian,China Kham Serk Yawnghwe,Canada Scot Jorgensen,Canada Charlie Gordon,Canada Scott Hess,Canada Jerry Wang,China The ceremony was chaired by Master Sun Zhonghua and attended [...]

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Chen Zhonghua of Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method

July 18, 2010

Author: Sun Zhonghua, 19th generation master of Chen Style Taijiquan and second generation master of Hunyuan taiji.

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