Dear All,

we’d like to announce the 2nd Online Workshop in German language, taking place on 28 Feb 2021, 2pm – 5pm GMT +1.
Please spread the word to everyone who might be interested. We will cover basics as well as some details, so it will suit beginners as well as advanced students.
The admission is free :) Thanks a lot, c u soon!

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Please sign up here: https://practicalmethod.de/kontakt/

Best,

Sven & the Berlin Taiji PM Team

My impressions of the Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method Online Workshop

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Germany, 06.12.2020

The Taijiquan Practical Method Group in Berlin, Germany, organised an online workshop on 6 December 2020, marking their 10 years anniversary. The workshop took place under the lead of the head coach, Sven Carl Gusowski, in cooperation with the instructors Carlotta Viviani, Kerstin Kummle and Lutz Liese. The workshop focussed on basic Taiji Principles and their application in the foundational exercises and the Yilu Form. Read more

Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 69 min.   In: English   Year: 2021  Difficulty:3/5

John Upshaw Yilu Correction Series: Punch Covering Hand
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Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 60 min.   In: English   Year: 2011  Difficulty:1/5

Taiji Traditions 2009 (1)
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Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 75 min.   In: English   Year: 2021  Difficulty:3/5  At:Edmonton Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy

Chen Zhonghua Online Lesson 20210210
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Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 60 min.   In: English   Year: 2011  Difficulty:1/5

Taiji Traditions 2008 (2)
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Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 60 min.   In: English   Year: 2011  Difficulty:1/5

Taiji Traditions 2008 (1)
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Key words: six sealing four closing, generation and transmission of power.

-When we see Master demonstrates moves using tools such as sticks, rubber cord, tables etc. we should act it out, replicate it word for word. It is not just a teaching method; it is how we should actually do it.

-To experience what not moving is. Block touching coat, arm out, chest not responding, the inside never moved.

-Six sealing four closing. Someone holds two sides of your armpit, stretch the armpit to open, only use the armpit. The chest does not move with the arm, power bypass the chest. 1. two hands find the track, have the overall movement. 2. what is fajin. Find the zone. On a certain point, one part accelerates, one part does not follow/move (it is locked/still). We practiced torso staying still, only use the elbow to drive the hand with fajin (shoulder does not get involved either), hands stay on the track. Only when we can rotate the torso, we can add the rotation. Movements make you lose power, rotation is not a movement.
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If you ever wonder how lessons are taught in Practical Method Online Classes, here is an opportunity to experience for free from Feb 22 to 25, 2021.  People at different levels are participating in these classes.

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Sink the Shoulder is a glossary for Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method.
Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 6 min.   In: English   Year: 2021  Difficulty:1/5  At:Edmonton Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy

KSinking the Shoulder 2o210210
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Presenter: Kelvin Ho   Length: 91 min.   In: English   Year: 2021  Difficulty:2/5  At:Toronto Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy

Kelvin Ho Online Lesson 20210209
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Hong was used to say his Taiji is like a garden. Everybody is welcome to come, have a look and take what he or she wants to take. If you cut a flower, it might last a week. If you can take the seeds, maybe in some years you’ll have your own garden.

Always teach everything, always present things in the same way. If someone understands, it has nothing to do with you. If somebody does not understand, don’t feel guilty: there’s nothing wrong with you and nothing wrong with him/her.

Presenter: Kelvin Ho   Length: 68 min.   In: English   Year: 2021  Difficulty:2/5  At:Toronto Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy

Kelvin Ho Online Lesson 20210208
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Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 10 min.   In: English   Year: 2015  Difficulty:1/5

Perth 2015 Private Lesson
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Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 49 min.   In: English   Year: 2021  Difficulty:3/5

John Upshaw Yilu Correction Series: Wade Forward In Twist Steps
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Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 25 min.   In: English   Year: 2020  Difficulty:1/5

Jakarta 2017 Private Lesson
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Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 10 min.   In: English   Year: 2020  Difficulty:1/5

Ottawa 2017 (6)
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Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 10 min.   In: English   Year: 2020  Difficulty:1/5

Ottawa 2017 (5)
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Key words: Elbow kua position. Thresholds. Fire schedule.

-Ground dragon is bow and arrow move. There is no up and down movements. Anchor the L foot, pull so hard and large the body gets low, split left and right so wide that the body goes down. Twist from kua to go forward without getting up.

-Movements need stay large for a long time until everything inside is all exercised. Find the edge and every move you stretch a little bit more to increase the quality. It will appear you are pretending at the beginning. Training becomes more insubstantial.
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Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 77 min.   In: English   Year: 2021  Difficulty:3/5  At:Edmonton Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy

Chen Zhonghua Online Lesson 20210204
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Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 10 min.   In: English   Year: 2020  Difficulty:1/5

Ottawa 2017 (4)
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