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  • 2019/05/24: Rusi on Calendar


  • 2019/05/17: Egorov Galina on 2019 International Taijiquan Competition Live Stream

    I wood like to see

  • 2019/05/11: Ravi Mohan on “Yilu Detailed Instructions Section 2, 2015” Online Video Trailer

    Looking forward to the release of the next sections. These videos are much easier for people like me to learn from, since each move is broken down into components, than the original yilu teaching videos. Thanks in advance Allan, it must be a lot of work to release each video. The grids are really helpful.

  • 2019/05/09: JReed on Detailed Hunyuan Qigong Online Video Trailer

    Wonderful instruction. Absolutely outstanding clarity and attention to detail.

  • 2019/05/07: John Upshaw on North American Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method Training Camp 2019 ~ In memory of Tim Duehring

    I can also be reached at (319)404-3962.


    John Upshaw

  • 2019/05/06: philcusick on Calendar
  • 2019/05/04: Point_Doc on Calendar


    Requesting detailed information for the 2019.07.20-21 San Francisco Bay Area Practical Method Seminar.

    Time/location, etc; any suggestion for accommodations would be helpful.

    John Crow

  • 2019/05/03: admin2 on North American Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method Training Camp 2019 ~ In memory of Tim Duehring

    North American Practical Method Training Camp, 2019
    Jul 24 at 11 AM – Jul 30 at 11 AM CDT

    Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center
    120 E Boyson Rd, Hiawatha, Iowa 52233

    Please contact John Upshaw (johnnyupshaw @ for more details

  • 2019/05/02: Point_Doc on North American Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method Training Camp 2019 ~ In memory of Tim Duehring


    Requesting information on the “North American Training Camp”. I would like to know location, dates and times and any other pertinent information.

    Kind regards,
    John Crow

  • 2019/05/02: Point_Doc on 12-Form Hunyuan Qigong

    Hi Lou,

    Thank you very much. I will download it later today!

    Kind regards,
    John Crow

  • 2019/05/02: Matt Landau on “Yilu Keypoints” Online Video Trailer

    Excellent video, beautifully produced with many practical training tips contained within. Truly a “must” buy for all practitioners. The proper role of the gua and elbow are further clarified. The explanation of the relationship of the torso connection to the elbow is priceless. There should be so many people rushing to see this, that the server crashes! Enjoy and more importantly, own these corrections. Happy practicing.

  • 2019/05/02: joshua landau on “Yilu Keypoints” Online Video Trailer

    This is a wonderful video where Master Chen teaches in detail the opening move of yilu and covers many principles that we should use in all of our moves. The rules are clearly explained, so all we have to do is listen and practice. :)
    This video is a must for every student, no matter what level.

  • 2019/05/01: Lou Sacharske on 12-Form Hunyuan Qigong

    There a are a few instructional videos on this website. I strongly recommend you search on “Detailed Hunyuan Qigong Online Video Trailer”. This one is narrated Master Chen and has very clear detail. The actual title on the video is “Detailed Instructions of Hunyuan Qigong”.

  • 2019/04/30: Point_Doc on 12-Form Hunyuan Qigong

    Sorry for the incorrect name in my greeting…

  • 2019/04/30: Point_Doc on 12-Form Hunyuan Qigong

    Hi Scott,

    I was looking for the qigong video(s) and literature. Jut like Scott, I remember seeing them available just a short time ago. Any chance you can share the link, because I cannot locate the information?

    Kind regards,
    John Crow

  • 2019/04/30: Ravi Mohan on “Torres Private Lesson 2016” Online Video Trailer

    wow! This is an immensely helpful video. Thank You Master Chen. I’m immediately shifting to wider stances in Yilu practice. The detailed Yilu 13 instruction was a revelation. Everything I’m doing is wrong.

    I hope to meet you one day and get a private lesson. Meanwhile these videos are *tremendously* helpful. This is one of the best yilu 13 correction videos I’ve seen. Shows much how much I need to improve.

    Thanks again.

  • 2019/04/28: MikeLV on Opponents stop moving when I move

    What is the reason I can view some embedded videos and others not?

  • 2019/04/26: bmilanov on Calendar

    If you happen to do it in Brisbane please let me know. I should be able to bring in few people with me.

  • 2019/04/26: Nicholas Fung馮嘉傑(香港) on One thing at a time & Don’t give up!

    Right on. That was the sentiment when I wrote my discipleship application letter.

  • 2019/04/24: admin2 on Calendar

    the calendar problem is fixed, please contact for edmonton workshop info

    Currently it is scheduled:
    19.06.01-02 Edmonton Practical Method Seminar
    2019/06/01 – 2019/06/02
    埃德蒙顿陈中华太极馆 Edmtonon Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy 5222-86 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Allan Belsheim:

  • 2019/04/23: Tinh Thai on “Kua Exercise” Online Video Trailer

    Great video that describes methods of opening the kua and briefly mentions how the kua can be guided. I have noticed my kua opening and it has allowed me to do many things that I could not have done previously, for example the 45 degree side step – I used to fall over but now I don’t; and even rolling from rear foot to front foot in a stepping exercise has felt very different since the kua started opening up. Nevertheless, there is still a lot of restriction in my kua and I will be practicing these exercises to open it up more.

    It was also a nice surprise in this video to receive an explanation and demonstration of adding one, or “what’s done cannot be undone”. I remember my teacher explaining the concept of “what’s done cannot be undone” and it changed my foundations and yilu significantly.

  • 2019/04/23: mphist on Calendar

    Hi I’m wondering why Master’s itinerary is no longer shown on this page?
    I wanted to see when he would be in Edmonton again as I might travel there this year.
    Thank you!

  • 2019/04/21: david tallant on “Adam Private Lesson 1” Online Video Trailer

    see it, understand it and then spend a life time trying to embody the material contained in this video, wonderful,
    david tallant

  • 2019/04/19: Hakan on Calendar

    Thank You.

  • 2019/04/18: Jose Beneyto on “Rubber Cord for Core Energy Training” Online Video Trailer

    HI! Is it possible to watch the video with subtitles? My English is not very good,,,thanks!!!

  • 2019/04/17: James Strider on Calendar

    Hi Tarrant,

    If I may answer on behalf of Kelvin as I am currently living between Perth, WA and Rizhao, China and am the International Liaison Officer for Master Chen, I am better suited to answer this question.

    As of yet we have not finalised our dates for Australia this year and therefore I cannot tell you when and where we’ll be holding them unfortunately. I will be back in Perth and in the SE Asia region from October 17th – January 7th, so there will be an opportunity for us to meet and/or catch up during that time. Adelaide is somewhere we are looking to open up, so please feel to contact me at to discuss further.



  • 2019/04/17: Tarrant on Calendar

    Hi Kelvin,
    Sorry about the double post ..
    Also have the same question as John D –
    Do you know of Chen style instructors in Adelaide, South Australia?

  • 2019/04/17: Tarrant on Calendar

    Just wondering if there are any workshops planned for Australia this year.

  • 2019/04/17: John Upshaw on 600 Yoga Block Fetch Waters A Day

    With doing 600 fetch waters per day with the yoga block I have noticed my ability to aim my kuas improve as well. Additionally, I notices my ability to transition, or rotate to the next position will less tossing. I think may be attributed to opening and rotating my kuas. With that my knees are more “on top” of my heels. When pushing with my student Gerry Hopkins, when he applied pressure on my last Sunday, when I aligned my knees on my kuas, I could position myself between his force and the floor underneath me. At times when I placed myself in the middle between him and floor, it pushed him out. Other times, it creates an opening in the middle where I could wedge myself in disconnecting him from the floor and disconnecting him from his lower body. I need to work on “hammering” that wedge and rotating once I have that position to have optimal effect. All of this can happen because of adjusting my kua that aligns my knee on top of the heel.

  • 2019/04/15: Kelvin Ho on Calendar

    No, there is not yet an instructor in Turkey. Please contact me at I can help you get started online.

  • 2019/04/15: Kelvin Ho on Calendar
  • 2019/04/14: Shilong on Edmonton Class Schedule 2019

    Hi Allan,
    Do you have students who speak Chinese ( mandarin) so that I can contact to ask about the taiji class? Thank you, Shilong

  • 2019/04/14: John D on Calendar

    Would like to inquire if there’s any legitimate instructor/s that teaches here in Los Angeles, California. There so much “Chen” style out there that it’s hard to determine which one is authentic. Thank you.

  • 2019/04/14: huynguyen on Basic Foundations 2009 Online Video Trailer

    can you make the video downloadable so I can upload them into my ipad to watch.

  • 2019/04/14: IVI on Drilling Down

    and sometimes is water boiling already at 90 °C…If you heat it up at an altitude of over 3,000 m ;-)

  • 2019/04/12: enricos on Basic Foundations

    Wow an absolutely fantastic video chuck-full of Hong style techniques . This is the first time I’ve seen this video. Over 30 minutes of free information.

    To me the viewing Master Chen in action was like eating popcorn and I love popcorn

    Thanks Rick for pointing out this real gem.

  • 2019/04/11: Rick Pietila on Basic Foundations

    Hi. Stepping with positive and negative circles may be found in Advanced Foundations video. This video is an essential one for this also containing many other great foundations such as Wild Horse Parts Mains, Punch, Red Fist all done in a line drill fashion.

  • 2019/04/10: stoinz on Basic Foundations

    hi there, I got the foundations but I couldn’t find the positive/negative circles with steps. Can you please direct me where I can find that? thank you!

  • 2019/04/08: studentofmethod on Ping Wei Talks about Tai Chi and Healthy Aging

    tai chi is definitely cool!

  • 2019/04/08: Kelvin Ho on S-curve is really the circle

    I confirmed the following with John regarding the scenario he referred to:
    The opponent is pushing you. There is a line from the opponent’s rear foot to a contact point with you and there is another line from that contact point to your rear foot. You match the incoming force. You rotate your front kua causing your waist to turn while keep the incoming force matched, therefore, no tossing anywhere. You now do a hand-out towards the line established by the opponent, and it intersects his line and cuts off his power.

  • 2019/04/07: John Upshaw on S-curve is really the circle

    Vertical line refers to the length (long) of the line while horizontal refers to the width (short) of the line…

  • 2019/04/07: John Upshaw on S-curve is really the circle

    The angle is changed by rotating the line by way of the front kua transferring power from the ground, to the waist, causing the waist to rotate backwards until it reaches the rear kua and rear foot. As we already discussed this changes the angle. I worked on this with my student Gerry this morning. What I realized was changing the angle causes your vertical line to cross the opponent’s line horizontally, thus “cutting” their line reducing it’s length while one’s own length is maintained, which increases your power and reduces the opponent’s power….the posture in the yilu that this is present is Reversed Coiling of Forearm (Dao Juan Gong 倒卷肱).

  • 2019/04/07: Diego Sanchez on First Zurich Practical Method Workshop on April 2, 2019

    Dear Master Chen Zhonghua
    It was really a pleasure to have you here in Zurich. I would like to thank you for taking the time to
    coming to Zurich to share your Taiji passion with us. Although I think I seen all your online videos, I get amazed by your live teachings and by your Taiji knowledge, which each time are very inspiring. Your teachings make re-think, re-study, re-analyse our own Taiji moves , which leads to improvements following the Taiji principles of course :) !
    Until the next time!
    Best regards
    Diego Sanchez (Zurich Switzerland)

  • 2019/04/06: Shim guideuk on “Bali 18 (11)” Online Video Trailer

    How I can buy or downroad this video?

  • 2019/04/04: Edward Liaw on Concave Circle of Taiji Online Video

    The idea of a concave circle gives me another perspective on the positive and negative circles. The surface of the action in doing a positive or a negative circle is exactly the concave circle. In addition, each of the positive and negative circle have an interesting property of only travelling up (positive) or down (negative) the concave surface. When the positive circle reaches the top of the concave circle, the hand is out; withdrawing the elbow immediately starts the concave circle from the bottom again, going up the surface. The same applies to the negative circle: when it reaches the bottom of the circle, withdrawing the elbow starts it from the top. This property allows the shape to have structure.

  • 2019/04/04: James Tam on Updated DQS International Taijiquan Competition May 18-19, 2019

    The *Registration Form* for the DQS International Taijiquan Competition May 18-19, 2019 is at:

  • 2019/04/04: James Tam on Updated DQS International Taijiquan Competition May 18-19, 2019

    The updated *2019* information link on the categories and rules for the DQS International Taijiquan Competition May 18-19, 2019 is at: (in Chinese only)

  • 2019/04/04: Richard Johnson on Du Yuze

    This is the first Chen Style Taijiquan form that I learned.

  • 2019/04/03: Edward Liaw on Tai Chi Magazine article on the Function of Kua with John Brown.

    I have read this article several times from beginning to end, and every time I take away something new. This time, this line really stuck out for me:

    Q. How about in terms of redirecting power and then releasing power?
    Your question reflects misunderstanding, as you are using the terms incorrectly.
    There is no redirection and no release. The most crucial thing is to have proper use of dantian, that long ball centered in the body, controlled by its seat, the kua.

    Master Chen has mentioned many times before that we are creating a closed loop in the body. I have been doing a little reading of Hofstadter’s book “You are a strange loop” and it strikes me as so interesting how this what Hofstadter calls a strange loop: A loop that seems to progress forward but ends up back upon itself!

  • 2019/04/03: Tinh Thai on Rotation: Approaching the impossible with the Practical Method

    This is an incredible article that I will have to keep re-read again and again.
    What really struck me was the definition that Chen Zhonghua brought out for rotation, “rotation must involve movement in place, without displacing space, not moving into a different space”. “…without displacing space…” really stood out. In my mind, this implies that what one may have thought as rotation of the human body as spinning an axis in space, say with a ballerina performing a pirouette for example, is NOT rotation. A pirouette displaces space (imagine arms and legs making the full circle from the torso and hips). Please correct if my understanding is wrong.
    Now, how does a rotation in the human body feel and how does one even achieve a fraction of a rotation? I’ll have to keep practicing to find out.
    Thank you Chen Zhonghua and John Brown for your time and dedication in compiling this amazing article.

  • 2019/04/03: Eddie Hu on Tai Chi Magazine article on the Function of Kua with John Brown.

    Eye opening for me, it is the first time that I feel I understand what I have to do and to achieve and now I can understand Master Chen’s corrections

  • 2019/04/03: John Upshaw on Tai Chi Magazine article on the Function of Kua with John Brown.

    So an example, in with elbow….front knee pushes into to ground, power goes to kua, which functions like a cog (I think) and causes the waist to rotate. Let’s say the elbow is in and is attached to the waist…when the waist rotates bringing the elbow with it, the front hand then becomes aligned with the rear foot.

  • 2019/04/03: John Upshaw on Tai Chi Magazine article on the Function of Kua with John Brown.

    In the article on Function of the Kua, may points resonated with me. For one, it highlighted the importance of alignment and separation of movements/body parts. The kua is responsible for the integration of lower body and upper body…it is responsible for transmitting power from the lower body to the upper body. If there is a misalignment, power is no longer directed to the proper area. If the Kua is not open…it blocks the power generated from the knee pushing into the ground…if properly opened, it transfers power from the ground to the waist/dantien/trunk of body. I’m a visual learner, this article gave me the mental imagery that added to my understanding of the Kua and how it’s works.

  • 2019/03/28: Hakan on Calendar

    Hello. I’m from Turkey. I’m very interested in the Practical Method and like the way how Master Chen Zhonghua explains the bodymechanics as far i could see from internet. is there anywhere in Turkey a school from your line or can you advise me a person in Turkey to contact. Unfortunately it will be not possible for me to go to Workshops in Europe in the next 2-3 years.

    Thank You


  • 2019/03/27: Hans Brendonck on “Brian Chung Private Lesson” Online Video Trailer

    This is definitely one of the best private lessons videos. So much is explained very thoroughly. After nine years practicing and seeing PM vids I would catalog it more than 1/5 difficulty

  • 2019/03/26: taibarb7 on 5 levels

    …. asked about that too and if I could read my notes :) it would be better.

    level 1 is essentials/basics/one part
    level 2 is 2 parts
    level 3 is groups of action
    level 4 is application
    level 5 – I forgot but you get the idea.


  • 2019/03/26: taibarb7 on Abbreviations – what do they mean?

    Hi everyone

    I asked Master Chen and it turns out that SYYZ means exactly the same as SWPE, just in Chinese: shi yao ya zhou

    For LFSB, our guess was right


  • 2019/03/25: Thanos on “Brian Chung Private Lesson” Online Video Trailer

    This is my most favorite video till now,from the ones i have purchased! The corrections are done mostly in the first 13 moves, but the concepts that Master Chen touches, if understood,can be applied during the complete form and give a new meaning to it. I guess,i am about the same level of understanding as Brian,so i felt like this video gave me some new focus points,to make a small step further!

  • 2019/03/10: Kelvin Ho on Guelph Tai Chi Lessons by Nicholas Mann

    This is an old post, and I am not certain that this class is still available at YMCA.

  • 2019/03/09: Connie Constantino on Guelph Tai Chi Lessons by Nicholas Mann

    I would to join your class. U am a YMCA member. Can I start coming this Tuesday morning? Thanks.

  • 2019/03/05: Scott Croucher on Practical Method Online Group Class

    Am so glad I decided to do this ! Its wonderful having this site with the videos and information as I live remotely but one still needs feedback and experienced eyes on what you’re doing, thankfully Kelvin has lots of patience :D

  • 2019/03/04: enricos on Half Horse Stance Online Video Trailer

    This video brings back memories of Tim Dehring in 2010 telling me to work on ” grinding out my kuas “. Tim was my Practical Method teacher albeit for a much too short time.

  • 2019/03/03: sooyeon on Calendar

    2019.03.28-31 Italian Lecture
    Type Of Activity
    Daqingshan Chen Zhonghua Taiji Museum (China)
    Pavel, Austria
    Chen Zhonghua
    Start Date
    End Date
    Starting Time
    End Time
    Location Name
    Valdagno, Italy
    Workshop Taiji Chen Practical Method
    Organizzato Dal Maestro Giuseppe Bon
    E La Partecipazione Straordinaria Per L\\\’Italia Del Maestro Zhonghua Chen .
    Informazioni Tel .3287304862 Email-
    28-29 Private Lessons. 30-31 Lecture

  • 2019/02/28: James on Calendar

    Thank you!

  • 2019/02/28: Tristan on Calendar

    I’m quite interested in the Toulouse Workshop next week. Is it not too late to join ? Where can I get more informations ?
    Thank you,


  • 2019/02/26: Kelvin Ho on Calendar
  • 2019/02/25: James on Calendar

    I’m interested in the London Workshop in March… where can I get the details?



  • 2019/02/23: Lucas Brouns on James Strider – Fulltime Training Blog Wk3 2019

    Thank you very much James for taking up the pen and sharing your views and struggles.
    I have also been lucky that my direct teacher explained this to me not long after I started in this school.
    Now, I am not asking this question: Is it true that grandmaster Feng, peace be around him, didn’t answer any questions in the first fifteen years of the student’s training, and after fifteen years would say ‘I will tell you in fifteen years’? I am not asking that question, I cherish the story to learn precisely what you describe so well James. Good practice, good times.

  • 2019/02/21: James Tam on About Greater Vancouver

    You can check the calendar for the workshop dates and locations. Anyhow,
    Greater Vancouver Workshop
    2019/04/13 – 2019/04/14

  • 2019/02/21: chinme on About Greater Vancouver

    when is the next 2019 workshop?

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