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Hong Junsheng and Li Zongqing Push Hands Video

September 16, 2012

Rare footage of Grandmaster Hong Junsheng. Li Zongqing was one of his earlier disciple and assistant. This video came from a 1980s film. It was on an occasion that they demonstrated for the governor of Shandong Province in Jinan.

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John Upshaw became Chen Zhonghua’s recent disciple

June 5, 2012

In 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.

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Massimo Neresini discipleship ceremony in April 2012

May 29, 2012

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

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Prague Private Sessions. It’s….. Floor-time!

May 23, 2012

Master Chen once mentioned, that every student of Taiji is supposed to spent a lot of time on the floor. I guess this time it was my turn. Here is my report from EuroTour of Master Chen as I saw it. This article should be read as short personal report rather than anything else. Link [...]

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He Youlu

May 12, 2012

和有禄先生,1963年生于赵堡镇。其拳艺得传于其父和士英(1918-1987)。有禄9岁时,和士英开始传授他祖传拳艺。父亲的严厉,有禄先生至今仍 记忆犹新:“有一次练转身金鸡独立,动作要领掌握得不好,父亲看到后,亲自示范,然后让我练,整整一天,就一个动作,我两眼含泪,不敢哭出来……”。就这 样一晃就是9年下来,有禄完整全面、原汁原味地继承了家传拳架。 在父子教学过程中,父亲发现有禄素质好、十分勤奋,且天分极高,往往不是单纯一招一式简单地 练,总喜欢问个为什么,并善于思考和发现拳势的内涵,而且常常举一反三,触类旁通,甚为欣慰。一天晚上,和士英把有禄叫到身边,语重心长地说:“咱家的 拳,又叫代理架,拳中有理,有《易理》、《中庸》,有医理。练拳要懂理、明理,拳架中也要有理,一层工夫一层理,一层工夫一 层技,技理相合,方达妙境啊 !,”随后,将和兆元、和庆喜、和学信等先人所著及自己手录的太极拳论交给有禄,嘱咐他认真研读。

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My Shifu Grandmaster Feng Zhiqiang passed away in Beijing on May 5, 2012

May 5, 2012

Grandmaster Feng Zhiqiang passed away on May 5, 2012 in Beijing peacefully. I lost my Shifu and the martial world lost a grandmaster! The funeral will be held on May 11, 2012. All my students please remember this day and have a moment of silence with us in Beijing! Feng Zhiqiang is the ultimate example [...]

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Authorized Instructor List

March 22, 2012

Below are the students authorized by Master Chen to teach Practical Method

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Grandmaster Wang Deyou

March 21, 2012

Mr. Wang Deyou was born in 1946 in Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province, China. He has a bachelor’s degree in science. He currently works as the vice-chief engineer at Xuzhou High Energy Ignition Corp. He started learning Yang style taijiquan in 1966 and converted to Chen style in 1972.

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Master Ni YuanHai Push Hand Demonstration

March 20, 2012

Master Ni is disciple of GM Feng, a good friend of Master Chen who visit him often at Daqingshan. He opened a martial art school at nearby Zidongshan city and has produced many push hand champions.

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Ha Lezhi Sword

March 18, 2012
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Ha Lezhi Push Hands

March 4, 2012
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Ha Lezhi

February 17, 2012

哈乐之先生,号铗简斋主人、笑翁、笑之,男,回族,生于1940年3月,祖籍山东郯城。哈乐之先生一生勤奋好学,对哲学、宗教、民俗诸学科都有较深的造诣,特别在武术、书法领域更是独树一帜。

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William Twu

February 13, 2012

涂宗仁现年65岁,为杜毓泽宗师的传人,系陈式第十代传人,他自幼深喜武术,17岁时学习太极 拳,先后曾跟随多位杨氏太极拳名家研习达15年,经过多年的锻炼与思考,深觉杨氏太极拳无法满足自己需求,所以多方访寻太极拳名家。

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Zhu Dongsheng

January 6, 2012

Zhu Dongsheng started learning taiji in 2005. He started with Yang style. From 2006 to 2009 he followed monk Shi Guozhuang to learn Chen Style Small frame. From 2009 to 2010 he studied Chen Style Old Frame yilu from friend Zhao Yanan.

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Master Chen Zhensheng

January 3, 2012

Chen Zhensheng, also known as Waterheart, Gonghe, and Liaoweng. When he was young, he studied Chinese wrestling, Shaolin and then Yang style taijiquan, Sun Style Taijiquan , Wuu Style Taijiquan and Chen Style Taijiquan. He became a disciple of Grandmaster Hong Junsheng in 1978 in the lineage of Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method. He is [...]

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Hu Guang

December 28, 2011

陈小旺入室弟子—胡广老师简介

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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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Ding Mingye

November 20, 2011

丁明业,男,1957年生,山东聊城人,现为聊城大学体育学院武术兼职教授。

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Taiji Chao Xiuzhen

October 17, 2011

——洪式太极拳第二代传人晁秀真印象

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Huang Sheng Shyan wrestling match

October 1, 2011
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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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Wang Zhenguo

July 13, 2011

Wang Zhenguo was born in August 1984. He is a 12th generation lineage holder of Chen Style Taijiquan.

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Charles Paoletti Resume

July 2, 2011

Charles Paoletti

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Zhi Ning

June 28, 2011

职宁,男,现年17岁。出生于太极发源地———河南温县。

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Hu Wenze

June 24, 2011

Hu Wenze was born on May 27, 1992 in Linzhi, Zibo, Shandong, China. He went to Yang Zhou University in 2010.

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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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Liu Ni

May 24, 2011

混元太极拳系当今太极名家技击大师冯志强老先生承陈发科先生之嫡传,循太极图说之易理;集几十年体用之真谛,容内家养生之功法创编而成。本人传承于师爷冯志强老先生,从师于混元太极拳第二代传人,陈式太极拳第十一代传人王长海老师习武练功,后入室成为混元太极拳第三代传人,陈式太极拳第十二代传人。

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2011 Daqingshan Conference Chen Zhonghua Photos

May 23, 2011
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Blake Norman Resume

April 25, 2011

Blake Norman (780) 604-8714              #409, 12015-103 Ave.                 Edmonton, AB   T5K 0S9 Objective Position where I am challenged to learn new skills and work with people in ways that further allow me to develop my existing skills Skills

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Codl Resume

April 25, 2011

Resume on Discipleship of Master Chen Zhonghua Background

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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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Ni Yuanhai

April 9, 2011

Mr. Ni Yuanhai is the president of the Zitongshan Martial Arts Academy and head coach. He is also the vice president of the Zibo Martial Arts Association. He is an eleventh generation disciple of Chen Style Taijiquan.

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