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In view of the current Covid-19 restrictions, the government of Wulian held a county wide sports meet, part of it is the 8th Daqingshan Taiji Competition. Thanks to Han Rui, Qiu Liwen, Wang Guixiu and Sun Peiliang.

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Monday Tai Chi at Roadrunner Park. Cannon Fist. Yilu warmup, then drills with jumps and first section. It’s quite a cardio workout. Read more

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We are sorry to announce that this workshop will be cancelled due to covid-19.
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Basically, once again I will combine the 4-day seminar into a summary by grouping what I call related items. It was a great environment to get corrections from others or better understanding of push hand drills. Great bunch of people.
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Tai Chi Gdynia

Detailed information and registration here.

Welcome to Gdynia!

See also impressions of 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015 workshops in Poland.

This year, with Master Chen Zhonghua’s 9th Berlin workshop, we’re celebrating 10 years of the Practical Method in Germany. Anyone who’s interested in participating in this anniversary workshop, please click here for further information and sign up:


Looking forward! :)



Do you have a New Year resolution to become healthier in 2020? Taiji may be your answer. On Dec. 29, 2019 at 10 am, you will have a chance to experience what taiji is like and what health benefits it may bring you at the Chen Style Taiji Experience Class to be held at Channels of Wellness Centre. Come try it out for free!

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Push Hands Only Version

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On Dec. 8, 2019, a Practical Method Taiji Push Hands Workshop was held in Toronto. We had 10 participants, and 4 of them were new to Practical Method. Bert Desjardins drove 4.5 hours from Windsor to Toronto to attended this workshop. We also had the pleasure of having Master Liu Xuwei, who teaches Chen Style Taijiquan Small Frame, in attendance. We covered foundations:

  1. Twisting the TowelDon’t move the hand, and only use the foot the squeeze out the hand.
  2. Fetch Water – Don’t move anything, only focus on opening the kua
  3. Six Sealing Four Closing – Lock the front hand and rear shoulder, push the front shoulder into the line formed by the front hand and rear shoulder.
  4. Positive CircleIn with elbow, turn with waist, out with hand. No other body part should be moving except the specific leader.
  5. Negative CircleIn with elbow, drop the hand on the outside, out with hand.

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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 陈式太极拳实用拳法

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.

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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.

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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 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*) Website with Dates Entered for Sanur Area
AirBnB with Dates Entered for Sanur Area

*Once you have paid your workshop fee, please reply to: 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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European Practical Method Meet-Up 2019 in Toulouse, France

July 17, 2019

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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Toronto 10th Anniversary Workshop Sep 7-10, 2019

May 15, 2019
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Night of Push Hands: Match Schedule and Scores

March 2, 2019

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Master Chen Zhonghua’s fifth workshop in Poland. Gdynia, April 6-7, 2019

February 16, 2019

Detailed information and registration here. Welcome to Gdynia! See also impressions of 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015 workshops in Poland.

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Night of Push Hands (Tournament Style)

February 15, 2019

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 [...]

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2018 China Sports and Tourism Exposition Award of Excellence for A Sport Event

December 23, 2018

2018 China Sports and Tourism Exposition Award of Excellence for A Sport Event Awarded to: Shandong Daqingshan International Taiji Competition China National Sport Commission Sport and Cultural Development Center December 2018 2018中国体育旅游博览会体育旅游精品赛事 山东大青山国际太极拳大赛 国际体育总局体育文化发展中心 2018年12月

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Tian Cai Cup Chen Village Push Hands Competition 2018

September 8, 2018

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.

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Tai Chi Day Perth 23 Feb 2020 – TaiJi in the Square

July 23, 2018

Tai Chi Day @ Yagan Square TAIJI in the Square Leading West AUSTRALIAN community, Ging Mo Academy encourages and supports well being through Daily Practice. Daily Practice in the  ancient art of TAIJI maintains wellness, reverses the effects of illness and builds a strong constitution. Protecting the body from sickness. Early this morning, Sunday 23rd [...]

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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:

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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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