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Sydney Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy

Sydney Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy 澳洲悉尼陈中华太极馆

Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method 陈氏太极拳实用拳法

Master Chen Zhonghua has been coming to Sydney, Australia to conduct annual workshops since 2012. First established by disciples Paul Janssens and James Strider, the Sydney group has now grown to over ten disciples.

Brian Chung & Paul Janssens, Master Chen Zhonghua’s disciples, are the instructors for the Sydney Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy.

Classes and Practice Sessions:

Type Date and Time Instructor Location More Info
Class Sunday 8:30am to 10:00am Brian Chung Sydney – Rosebery Details

 

Upcoming Events:

15-16 Feb 2020  Master Chen Zhonghua Sydney Workshop

 

Past Events:

3-4 Jan 2019 Ling Zili Sydney Push Hands Workshop Photos
15-16 Dec 2018 Master Chen Zhonghua Sydney Workshop Day 1 Notes by Brian Chung
Day 2 Notes by Brian Chung
Day 1 Notes by Tinh Thai
Day 2 Notes by Tinh Thai
Photos
16-17 Dec 2017 Master Chen Zhonghua Sydney Workshop Day 1 Notes by Brian Chung
Day 2 Notes by Brian Chung
Sydney-2017-1 Video
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Sydney-2017-11 Video
Sydney-2017-1213 Video
Sydney-2017-14 Video
17-18 Dec 2016 Chen Xu Canberra Push Hands Workshop
10-11 Dec 2016 Master Chen Zhonghua Sydney Workshop Sydney-2016-12 Video
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Notes
Sydney 2016 Promo Video 1
Sydney 2016 Promo Video 2
Sydney 2016 Promo Video 3
Chen Xu Yilu 2016
09 Dec 2016 Sydney Open House UTS Notes
25-27 Mar 2016 Chen Xu Sydney Push Hands Workshop
21-22 Nov 2015 Master Chen Zhonghua Sydney Workshop Sydney 2015 Promo
20 Nov 2015 Sydney Open House UTS Open House Video Playlist
Open House 1/7 Video
Open House 2/7 Video
Open House 3/7 Video
Open House 4/7 Video
Open House 5/7 Video
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Open House 7/7 Video
18-19 Oct 2014 Master Chen Zhonghua Sydney Workshop Photos
13 Nov 2013 Master Chen Zhonghua Sydney Workshop Sydney 2013 1-1
Sydney 2013 1-2
Sydney 2013 1-3
Sydney 2013 2-1
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Sydney 2013 2-3
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10-12 Mar 2012 Master Chen Zhonghua Canberra Workshop
3-5 Mar 2012 Master Chen Zhonghua Sydney Workshop

 

For more information, please contact:
Brian Chung
practicalmethodau@gmail.com
+61 423 035 857

Sydney Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/291120944836265/
Sydney Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/practicalmethodsydney/

Australia Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/376955338990451/
Australia Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/practicalmethodaustralia/

Instructors: Master Chen Zhonghua
Date: Feb 15-16, 2020
Time: 8:30am to 11:30am

2:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: DJKJ Kung Fu Academy
34 Rosebery Avenue, Rosebery NSW 2018
Topics: Theory, Foundations, form (Yilu), applications and push hands
Fee: $380 for 2 days, $220 for 1 day.
Register: http://bit.ly/PM2020Sydney
Suggested preparation for first-timers, get yourself familiar with the following:
  1. Positive and Negative Circles: Two Circles of Taiji
  2. Yilu First 13 Moves: Chen Style Yilu 13 Moves
For further information, contact:
Brian Chung
practicalmethodau@gmail.com
+61 423 035 857


I was invited along with a number of taiji teachers in Toronto to perform at the 2019 Fountain of Youth Qi Event on Nov. 23, 2019. Each teacher first performed a routine of his choice on stage. In the 2nd part of the event, each teacher demonstrated Cloud Hands, Single Whip and White Crane (Goose) Spread Its Wings of his style. Over generations of transmission, there are many variants of these moves. Many thanks to Sharon Liu, Founder of Fountain of Youth Qi for the invitation and organization of such event.

Official Page: http://www.dyysg123.com/206593211320581365232424739178236373103426371.html
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Push hands is an exercise that examines your understanding of the Taiji principle: Separation of Yin and Yang. While form training transforms your body, push hands provides an opportunity for you to apply your Taiji knowledge and skill. It has also become a popular sporting event both in China and abroad. This workshop is suitable for beginners as well as people at different levels of their training. If you have never tried it before, this is a great opportunity for you to do it in a friendly and safe environment.

推手是一种让人检查对太极原理(分阴阳)理解的练习。 套路训练可以改变人的身体结构,而推手则提供了运用太极拳知识和技能的机会。 它已成为国内外流行的体育赛事。 这训练班适合推手初学者及不同程度培训的太极爱好者。 如果您以前从未尝试过推手,那么这是个让你在友好与安全的环境中初次尝试的绝佳机会。

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We are pleased to have Master Chen Zhonghua back for the 4th annual training camp.  Once again, the taijiquan training, lodging and dining will be at one location with one cost at the same location as last 3 years.  This will be an intensive workshop focused Theory, Foundations, Yilu, Push Hands and Broadsword.  Disciples will take part in the instructions.
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 Master Chen Zhonghua’s 2019 Bali Workshop

You are duly invited to join Master Chen Zhongua’s 2019 Bali Workshop, organized by Practical Method Indonesia.

This will be Master Chen’s only SE Asia Workshop for 2019, so it’s not to be missed!

Please read the details below for all accommodation and payment options.

Date: 22-24th November
Time: Friday 22nd – 1pm to 9pm
Sat/Sun 23-24th – 9am to 5pm

Location: Mercure Resort Sanur,
Mertasari St, Sanur Kauh, Denpasar Selatan,
Denpasar City, Bali 80228, Indonesia.

Workshop Price: US$200 Cash payable at the start of the workshop
Includes 2 Workshop T-Shirts – Sat/Sun Lunch – Coffee/Tea during breaks

Private Tuition with Master Chen: USD$100 for 50mins (*By appointment only & subject to availability*)

Accommodation Options: (*These will need to be booked by yourself*)

1. Mercure Resort Sanur:
(*When booking contact them directly and ask for the corporate rates listed below using the Taiji Workshop code*)
Mercure Website – TELEPHONE: +62 361 288 833

Rates Per Night: 1. Superior room IDR 1.350.000 (USD$96)
                                  2. Deluxe room IDR 1.250.000 (USD$89)
                                  3. Standard room IDR 1.000.000 (USD$71)

2. Blajong Home Stay:
Blanjong WebsiteBooking.com Website – TELEPHONE: +62 361 270 335
Rates Per Night: 1. Delux Room USD$29
                                  2. Standard Room USD$24

3. Various Options:
(*When booking remember to check Accommodation location against Workshop location for walking distance*)

Booking.com Website with Dates Entered for Sanur Area
AirBnB with Dates Entered for Sanur Area

*Once you have paid your workshop fee, please reply to:  james@practicalmethod.com.au with CONFIRMATION OF RECEIPT (PDF or JPEG), your FULL NAME and your T-SHIRT SIZE.*

Airport pickup can be arranged at around USD $22. Please forward flight details to arrange.

If you need any further assistance, don’t hesitate to contact me, we’re here to help!

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Instructor: Master Chen Zhonghua
Date: Mar 7-10, 2020


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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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Full Time Blog – James Strider

June 10, 2018

The 6th Daqingshan International Competition 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 [...]

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Master Chen Zhonghua’s fourth workshop in Poland. Gdynia, May 28-30, 2018

May 19, 2018

Detailed information and registration here. Welcome to Gdynia! See also impressions of 2017, 2016 and 2015 workshops in Poland.

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Daqingshan 6th International Taijiquan Competition Opening Ceremony April 28, 2018

April 28, 2018
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2017 Martial Arts Festival in Toronto

December 4, 2017

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. [...]

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Practical Method Markham Open Class on Apr 9, 2017

April 2, 2017

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 [...]

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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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Jhung Siu Daqingshan Competition 2016 video diary

May 26, 2016

many more clips on Jhung Youtube Channel

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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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Italy Workshop 2015 Photos

July 1, 2015
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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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