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I moved out of Vienna and I‘ve been thinking how I could offer Practical Method classes here in Lower Austria. In Vienna I started a group from scratch, together with Fabian. But with three kids now and a full time job I simply have no resources to start a group this way. “There must be a better method” I thought. And, as is often the case at the country side, my neighbor helped me out.
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It’s the third year since we started the European Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method Meet-Up Series. It continues this year in Toulouse, France in August 24/25th at the Main Garden Square or at the 3 rue du Gorp 31 400, depending on weather.

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I am teaching Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method at Martial Arts Club @ York University. This is an introductory course, which will cover a taste of foundations, form, application drills and push hands.

Class Info:
Date: Wednesdays, June 5-26, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Location: Room 202 of Vanier College (#56 on the map)

If you are interested, please contact Huy Huynh at huynh.h@live.com.

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Tai Chi Gdynia

Detailed information and registration here.

Welcome to Gdynia!

See also impressions of 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015 workshops in Poland.

Night of Push Hands is an event for push hands enthusiasts to improve their skills. Matches will be run in a tournament format with different weight divisions, and winners from the weight divisions will compete in the grand championship round. There will be a referee for each match with two 2-minute rounds with a 1-minute break in between.

Anyone interested are welcome to join. Spectators are also welcome.

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Master Zhonghua Chen and the Rizhao Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy team are participating in the Chen Village Push Hands Competition. Master Chen was invited as a guest.

Master Chen Zhonghua and students at Chen Village Competition 2018

Master Chen Zhonghua and students at Chen Village Competition 2018


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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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Tai Chi Gdynia

Detailed information and registration here.

Welcome to Gdynia!

See also impressions of 2017, 2016 and 2015 workshops in Poland.

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Practical Method was invited to participate in 2017 Martial Arts Festival in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada.
Shaolin martial arts from China were the main attraction for the event. Many local martial arts school were also invited to showcase their talents.
Kelvin Ho leading Bruce Robinson, Kevin Sun, Lucas Lu and Mark Hanley performed a yilu demonstration. A kids experience class was also conducted. A booth was set up to promote Practical Method. Eric Foo, Ken Fong, Louis Chan, Marianna Chan, Michele Chu helped with taking photos and videos, and looking after the booth.
Thanks to everyone who came to support as well.

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Left to Right:Dominic Lo, Ken Fong, Eric Foo, Kevin Sun, Lucas Lu, Kelvin Ho, Bruce Robinson, Peter Li, Mark Hanley, Patrick Kuo


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Cathedral-Markham

Location: Vine Cliff Park – Vine Cliff Blvd and Hazelton Ave.
Date: Apr 9, 2017
Time: 8 am – 10:30 am
Instructor: Kelvin Ho
Fee: Free and open to public

If it rains that day, the event location will be moved to:
Bayview Hill Community Centre (open area near the pool)
114 Spadina Rd, Richmond Hill, ON L4B 2Y9

This open class is an event to pre-celebrate World Taiji Day, which will be on Apr 29, 2017. It welcomes anyone interested in learning tai chi. It will let participants experience a typical class, which includes foundations, form and push hands.

See you there!

Registration is recommended, please contact Kelvin Ho by emailing kelvin.ho@practicalmethod.ca or texting 647-738-8384.

First European Practical Method Meetup in Vienna, Europe

March 5, 2017

What a cool experience! On 17th of February 2017 we had the first PM Meetup in Europe. A meetup which was dedicated to meet other groups practicing our art. It was no workshop in that sense, but we were lucky, that Rick Pietila, a disciple of Master Chen was still in Vienna at that time [...]

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Workshop Group Photo Procedure

September 24, 2016

During the Toronto workshop today, Master Chen asked me to write about taking the group photo before we start the activities for the day from now on.

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Master Chen Zhonghua’s second workshop in Poland. Gdynia, June 11-12, 2016

May 5, 2016

Detailed information here.

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Master Chen Zhonghua in Berlin June 4./5.

May 2, 2016

Now you can sign up for the next Berlin Workshop. More information and application form here: http://www.practicalmethod.de/angebote/anmeldung-czh-in-berlin/

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Taiji Seminar Tour Daqingshan China August 2016

March 25, 2016

August 2016 Taiji China Seminar Tour. This trip is organised to coincide with Master Chen Zhonghua’s seminar for Chinese and International students. The 7 days seminar will focus on Push Hands applications, but there will be ample opportunity to improve your form and or to learn a Chen style sword form (Straight Sword or Broad [...]

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Poland Workshop 2015 Photos

July 3, 2015

These are some of the local people and the people who arrived already from other countries. We have people coming from the UK, Belgium, Germany, Finland and Scotland. Worked on drills to do Elbow in without moving the hand. Change push into a pull. And not moving. — in Gdynia.

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Master Chen Zhonghua’s first workshop in Poland. Gdynia, June 27-28, 2015

April 22, 2015

Detailed information here.

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Master Chen’s Berlin Workshop – June 20 & 21

April 20, 2015

Details and sign up here: http://www.practicalmethod.de/en/workshops/upcoming-workshops/197-2015-06-20-21-sat-sun-master-chen-zhonghua-in-berlin

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Practical Method’s “The Eight Methods of Taijiquan” Seminar

September 18, 2014

Guest Speaker: Master Chen Zhonghua Topic: The Eight Methods of Taijiquan Date: Wednesday, Sep. 24, 2014 Time: 8:15 pm to 9:45 pm Place: German Mills Public School 61 Simonston Blvd., Thornhill, Ontario L3T 4R5 Fee: Free Thank you for the overwhelming response, this seminar is now FULL. Photos of this event can be viewed on [...]

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Weifang Martial Arts Festival 2014

August 19, 2014

Chen Xu won gold on Adult 65 kg push hands Ling Zili won gold on Adult 60 kg push hands Han Rui won gold on Adult 80 kg push hands Hugo Ramiro won silver on Adult 65 kg push hands Michael Winkler won gold on traditional taiji form (8.46) Tim Duehring won gold on taiji [...]

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New York Workshop Sept 13 – 15

July 18, 2014

Grandmaster Chen Zhonghua will conduct his annual workshop in NY at Seishinkan Martial Arts. The Practical Method Chen Style will be taught. The workshop will be mostly push hands, but may cover Yilu, Erlu and some straight sword. Location: Seishinkan Martial Arts 260 Jericho Turnpike Floral Park, NY 11001 More info below

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Showcase April 26 Report

May 26, 2014

I finally got the few photos I have access to sorted and edited so this is quite a late posting of the Edmonton International Qigong/ Taiji Day Showcase from April 26, 2014. There was quite a good turnout with over 30 students and guests attending. We started with a brief introduction to Tai Chi and [...]

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EDMONTON HUNYUANTAIJI SHOWCASE SAT. APRIL 26, 1 to 3 pm

April 20, 2014

Attend Hunyuantaiji Academy’s International Tai Chi Qigong Day Showcase Saturday April 26, from 1 to 3 pm and participate in our Demos of Chen Taiji, Hunyuan Taiji, Qigong, Weapons and Foundations for FREE. Sunday April 27 will be  a short Seminar Introduction to Silk Reeling and Detailed Qigong for only $50. Attend from 9 am [...]

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Master Chen will teach the Cannon Fist in Phoenix, AZ (Sep 20 2014)

April 16, 2014

Master Chen Zhonghua is scheduled to come to Phoenix, USA on September 20 and 21 in 2014. He is going to teach the Practical Method Erlu (the Canon Fist)  in the workshop. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn the Cannon Fist form directly from Master Chen. More details will follow. Book your space early [...]

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Toronto Workshop Sep 25-28, 2014

April 13, 2014

Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method Toronto

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Push Hands Rules

March 6, 2014

Rules. No punching.

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