“Scissors Power” Online Video Class

May 10, 2020

  Click on the picture above to go to the video.  Please leave comments in the reply video section. The important components: 1.  Having 2 lines, 2. Having separation 3.  Resolve through rotation (one line is the catch or lock and the rotation provides the other action for the other line).  Click on the gif

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“Dantian and Pivoting” Online Video Class

May 6, 2020

In this video, Master Chen demonstrated how dantian would rotate itself, and it would handle incoming force. This video was so important to me that I wrote two articles which main idea came from this video years later without realizing that until now. Intent: http://practicalmethod.com/2019/11/intent/ Clarity: http://practicalmethod.com/2018/11/clarity/ See you online at 10 am on Saturday, [...]

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Practical Method Yilu 14-20 for beginners – “follow me” mirror view

May 3, 2020
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“Matching Power” Online Video Class

April 30, 2020

In this short video, Master Chen teaches key concepts and principles that are necessary in push hands and in the development of our taiji skills.  After watching the video you will gain and understanding of what it means to “match” an opponent’s power. Additionally, you will have a clear understanding of how “adding” beyond the [...]

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“Go around the centre” Online Video Class

April 30, 2020

We have heard so much about the non-moving dot, and why we need to have it.  Do you know how to use it? In this video, Master Chen demonstrated numerous examples on how the opponent fell out by going around the dot. See you online at 10 am ET on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at [...]

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Reflections On World Tai Chi Day podcast

April 25, 2020

(I originally posted this on Facebook, but was asked to also post here, so here goes. Readers shouldn’t take any of this seriously, I am a total beginner in Practical Method) I listened to the Tai Chi Day podcast interview of Master Chen, and two things struck me. First, I find it very fascinating that [...]

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Private training inEdmonton

April 25, 2020
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“Dimensions: 5 Points” Online Video Class

April 21, 2020

The “Dimension: 5 Points” online video builds upon the understanding and skills that were covered in the Step Up To Ji, Move Into Empty Space and Warping Energy 2 Online videos and classes. It allows Practical Method Taijiquan practitioners the opportunity to expand on ones’ understanding of how to use multiple dimensions to immobilize an [...]

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“Joints as anchor points” Online Video Class

April 21, 2020

In this video, Master Chen showed us the concept of stretching through the joints, what it took to stretch from end to end in the body, what the impact was by adding a point in space.  He introduced the concept of double helix, and what it could do to the opponent. He integrated all of [...]

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“Warping Energy 2″ Online Video Class

April 17, 2020

Thus far, the videos I have selected as curriculum have been focused on the functional aspects of using ones own bio-mechanical structure and the structure of the opponent to “take up space” for the gaining of strategic positioning and for martial purposes. The video “Step up to Ji” gave a basic procedure of how to [...]

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“Changing Direction in Positive Circle” Online Video Class

April 14, 2020

In this week’s third episode of our Positive Circle series, Master Chen covers how we create splitting of energy in the three counts of a positive circle, and how switching we learned last week is used to change direction. See you at 10 am ET on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at http://practicalmethod.com/2014/02/changing-direction-in-positive-circle-online-video-trailer/.

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Bees, Bubbles and Taiji

April 10, 2020

Bees, Bubbles and Taiji What’s common between all the above entities? You guessed it – Emergence! Observing their behaviour shows how distinctly order emerges out of what looks like chaos when looked at superficially. From work of bees in beehives and work of ants in colonies to swarming of birds or school of fish almost [...]

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“Move into Empty Space” Online Video Class

April 9, 2020

Move into Empty Space Various Methods In this video viewers get to witness Master Chen teaching various methods of how to take up empty space along with a variety of applications. This complex video requires viewers to segment each movement in a number of lessons given.  In addition, with the direct examples demonstrated, key principles [...]

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Bhargav Khaund Resume

April 7, 2020

Bhargav Khaund I am an engineer by training, and I work in an energy and chemical company in a senior managerial role within the Supply Chain and business development function covering the Asian region.

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Switching in the Positive Circle Online Video Class

April 5, 2020

In this video, Master Chen covered the 3 main axes in the body, and how we could switch among them without tossing in the positive circle, and the analogy of a lever with different pivots. We discussed about the shoulder last week at Shoulder Movements in Positive Circle, we will continue this week regarding switching [...]

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The Magic of Taiji

April 4, 2020

Ever wondered why Taiji is so magical especially at the hands of true masters? I first experienced that magic when I met Master Zhonghua Chen in Daqingshan on a warm July evening of 2012. Ever since that moment I have developed a fixation of sort to figure out what is behind that magic – it [...]

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Remember My Masters Hong Junsheng and Feng Zhiqiang 2020.04.04

April 4, 2020

Remember My Masters Hong Junsheng and Feng Zhiqiang 2020.04.04. It’s CHINESE Qingming (Memorial Day) in China today. Thinking of my two masters: Hong Junsheng and Feng Zhiqiang. Grandmaster Feng Zhiqiang  

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Analysis of “Sink the Waist to Press the Elbow and Whip”

April 1, 2020

Master Wang Zhanjun uses the video clip “Sink the Waist to Press the Elbow and Whip” to analyze taiji in his teachings. The animation at the end was created by Xu Jingpeng. Master Wang is the son of Grandmaster Wang Xi An, one of the 4 Tigers of the Chen Village. Wang Zhanjun is also. [...]

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“Step Up To Ji”

March 31, 2020

We will have an online class based on this video using the comment section of this video at 10:30 am Central Time, 11:30 pm Eastern Time on Saturday, April 4, 2020. On the days that I am teaching, I have selected a series of videos that will be taught in a sequential manner. The primary [...]

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“Shoulder Movements in Positive Circle” Online Video

March 31, 2020

In this video, Master Chen showed us how to prevent an opponent’s incoming force from penetrating into ourselves with the 3rd count of the positive circle. It is a invaluable aspect of the positive circle. We will have an online class based on this video using the comment section of this video at 10 am [...]

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Practical Method Video Classes

March 29, 2020
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Spring is here! What’s in a bounce?

March 22, 2020

Master Chen Zhonghua always amazes me, whether it is at the next workshop (there is always something new and amazing) or looking back — such as in this video captured during a workshop in Ottawa ten years ago… an easy, seemingly simple, and clean bounce: What do you see in the video? John Upshaw:  Everything [...]

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Persevering in Practical Method Method

March 21, 2020

      I started learning practical method on 2005. I had a lesson once a week from one of Master Chen’s disciples. At that time I practiced maybe once per week.

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Conducting an online Practical Method Foundations practice group (Process)

March 15, 2020

Online practice groups are a way to support and motivate each other along our Practical Method journey. Anyone learning Practical Method can conduct an online foundations practice group regardless of where you are in the world.

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December 2018 – Sydney Workshop Review

March 15, 2020

This is a post I found drafted but had not published. I thought I would finally share what I had written two years ago in 2018. It’s now March 2020. ………. The value that you get from Master Chen Zhonghua’s Practical Method workshop is immeasurable. This is was my fourth workshop and I cannot explain [...]

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Creating a Community

March 13, 2020

Dear fellows, I also want to announce it here, especially as our Taijiquan is a very central part of our life, that we are up to create a new community within the international township of Auroville, South India. This should become a self-sustainable project, including training facilities, farming and all sort of arts, music, handcrafts [...]

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Master Chen Workshop notes March 7-11 2020

March 12, 2020

Summary 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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“Ben Private Lesson 3/3” Online Video Trailer

March 12, 2020

Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 9 min.   In: English   Year: 2019  Difficulty:1/5

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Toronto Workshop Sep 12-15, 2020

March 11, 2020

Instructor: Master Chen Zhonghua Date: Sep 12-15, 2020

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Move the Middle 20300310

March 11, 2020

Move the Middle (fix the two end and move the middle). Fixed the thigh contact; fix the hand elbow contact; use the kua movement to complete the action. The last day of the 2020 March Zhonghua Chen Toronto Practical Method Workshop. By Chen Zhonghua and David Dahms. trim.AE6448C1-9753-40F7-8BCA-726811436891

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“Ben Private Lesson 2/3” Online Video Trailer

March 10, 2020

Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 9 min.   In: English   Year: 2019  Difficulty:1/5

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Toronto workshop 9 March notes

March 9, 2020

This is that (concept) i.e. brush the knees Step 1 Remove slack Step 2 Train to lock angle so that 1) hand is shoulder 2) hand is kua 3) hand is foot Translation is 1:1 Distance and angle cannot change Distance is in perception, if opponent has no perception there you can cut through distance [...]

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Toronto March Workshop Day 2, March 8, 2020 – Notes

March 8, 2020

–I missed a good deal today, especially right after lunch, but these are the notes I took– Foundation practice and Yilu are to warm up the body. The body must be separated into Yin and Yang, structure and action. The body has to completely lock up with the exception of one piece. Then an action [...]

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Toronto workshop 8 March 2020 Morning session notes

March 8, 2020

TOFEB20Trailer-1 Yilu and foundations are for warm up Then one must learn, create yin yang split Action has movement, physical structure has no movement Hand and screwdriver analogy – Screwdriver doesn’t work on its own but is turned by hand i.e. Twisting towel Hand doesn’t move on it’s own, Kua is responsible for action on [...]

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“Ben Private Lesson 1/3” Online Video Trailer

March 8, 2020

Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 9 min.   In: English   Year: 2019  Difficulty:1/5

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