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  • 2019/01/17: joshua landau on “Toronto 10-2018 10-11 ” Online Video Trailer

    Master Chen says in this video that he will change the way we practice our first 13 moves. He is absolutely right, I couldn’t wait to practice after watching this video. This video contains high level principles that I can only try to imitate at my level. Anyone that is serious about their Tai chi and doesn’t take advantage of these videos is really doing themselves a disservice.

  • 2019/01/16: Vincent den Hengst on Deer In The Headlights

    Nice feedback Mark Hanley on Kelvin Ho’s article. I had the experience with Brennan Toh two years ago in Prague, that I knew there was no way to catch him. It was as if he could make attacks and mine were blocked. Even though I tried with all might to not move, did not stare in the headlights like a deer and apply PM principles to outmanouvre him. He was/is just more advanced. It felt he was longer, not catchable, could walk his posture through me.

  • 2019/01/15: Vanessa Cooper on 2018 Sydney Workshop Day Two Notes by Brian Chung

    Thanks for the notes Brian.
    Hope to see you in Sydney soon

  • 2019/01/08: Ivan Seris on Calendar

    I find answer by myself in chinese web site. Sorry for disturbing,
    See you

  • 2019/01/07: Ivan Seris on Calendar

    Hello,
    I’m french and I’m intersting to go to Toulouse Workshop 2019.03.09-12
    How can I get all informations about it?
    Thank you,
    Ivan.

  • 2019/01/07: Ivan Seris on Calendar

    Hello,
    I’m french and I’m intersting to go to Toulouse Workshop 2019.03.09-12
    How can I get all informations about it?
    Thank you,
    Ivan.

  • 2019/01/05: The 81 moves – Outback Tai Chi Tour 2019 on Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method 81-Form Names

    [...] My reference for these is the Practical Method web site, specifically: http://practicalmethod.com/2008/02/chen-style-taijiquan-practical-method-81-form-names/ [...]

  • 2019/01/04: Kelvin Ho on Calendar

    Bill Vanderhall
    bvanderhall@shaw.ca

  • 2019/01/02: thr33n0r on Calendar

    whom do I contact about the greater Vancouver workshops?

    thank you,

    Jason

  • 2019/01/01: John Upshaw on North American Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method Training Camp 2019 ~ In memory of Tim Duehring

    For more information follow the link.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/268232423845422/?ti=cl

  • 2018/12/28: James Tam on Learning – My taiji journey continues…

    Excellent article with succinct and practical steps for measurable advancenent! Bravo!

  • 2018/12/28: Tinh on Learning – My taiji journey continues…

    Thank you Kelvin for sharing your learning experience. All these aspects are so important in learning PM (even other things in life).

  • 2018/12/28: Sevastianos Maillis on Learning – My taiji journey continues…

    Thank you, Kelvin, for sharing this inspiring article for the path in Practical Method!

  • 2018/12/26: Brian Chung on 2018 Sydney Workshop Day Two Notes by Brian Chung

    You are welcome, Blake.

  • 2018/12/26: Brian Chung on 2018 Sydney Workshop Day One Notes by Brian Chung

    You are welcome, Vincent.

  • 2018/12/26: dyeungss on My Folder

    Thx

  • 2018/12/25: John Upshaw on Creating a shell around myself

    I think the same concept is applied as lock the inside and move the outside….in terms of Erlu???

  • 2018/12/25: John Upshaw on Creating a shell around myself

    Hmmm…..Inside/outside separation….you become 2 people….

  • 2018/12/23: Blake Carney on 2018 Sydney Workshop Day Two Notes by Brian Chung

    Thanks Brian for your generosity in posting these concise and informative notes. Great stuff!

  • 2018/12/23: vincent den hengst on 2018 Sydney Workshop Day One Notes by Brian Chung

    Wonderful knowledge about taiji and the Practical Method noted down very well, clean and powerful. Thanks Brian!

  • 2018/12/21: admin2 on My Folder
  • 2018/12/21: admin2 on “Toronto 10-2018 2” Online Video Trailer

    sorry, the trailer and locked post are fixed

  • 2018/12/21: nick tangri on “Toronto 10-2018 2” Online Video Trailer

    Hi, this video and its trailer are identical to “Toronto 10-2018-1″

  • 2018/12/16: dyeungss on My Folder

    Hello, admin.
    I want to buy the video:
    https://youtu.be/cWrVKrSn67U
    But I don’t know how to find it. Can you help?

  • 2018/12/15: taibarb7 on Abbreviations – what do they mean?

    Thanks a bunch Sandy! Any clues about SYYZ? YY for “yin yang” and S for “separate” but then what does the Z stand for????

  • 2018/12/13: Sandy Doeur on Abbreviations – what do they mean?

    Hi Barbara,

    Funny thing is I don’t know or speak Chinese, but when I saw LFSB I thought Liu Feng Si Bi or Six Sealing Four Closing.

  • 2018/12/09: FabianK on “Proportional Movements ” Online Video Trailer

    Wow. Master Chen outdoes himself in this one in my opinion. Proportionality is a topic that I was trying to grasp for some time before. Here Master Chen not only shows clearly how he is capable of producing proportional movements and how it is done. Then in the second part of the video gives away in detail how the shoulder actually has to be able to move in our system and in the fetching water move especially.
    The more I learn of Master Chen the more he strikes me as a genius of movements and of teaching these delicate intricacies as well. Thank you Master Chen for this great Video!
    P.S.: Buy this one guys!!

  • 2018/12/08: david tallant on Meng Xianbin Interview in 2004 One Online Video Trailer

    wonderful

  • 2018/12/07: joshua landau on “Proportional Movements ” Online Video Trailer

    An incredible lesson! Master Chen demonstrates many foundation exercises and emphasizes the importance of proportional movements. This means, for example, the arm doesn’t move alone, but in concert with other body parts. Master Chen demonstrates slowly and deliberately, explaining exactly how we should practice. This lesson is an integral part of everyone’s practice, and I would tell my Tai Chi brothers not to practice again until they’ve watched this video.

  • 2018/12/06: Lolita on Kua, Knee and Foot Online Video Trailer

    You can certainly see your enthusiasm in the article you write.
    The arena hopes for even more passionate writers like you
    who are not afraid to say how they believe. At all times go
    after your heart.

  • 2018/12/06: Michael Molina on What is Fajin?

    I began studying Martial Arts 1979, I was considered to be one of the better ones in the system that I study. There where many techniques that I found (and in watching others) not practical and non-effective. After watching and studying Master Chen’s motion for the last two years and applying what I was able to grasp my application of proper body aliment has greatly improved, and the generated power from what I have pick up is amazing. The before mentioned techniques has now become my favorites as other watch in disbelief my execution of motion when preforming techniques in my system.

  • 2018/12/04: Matt Landau on “Cannon Fist (Erlu) Correction” Online Video Trailer

    This video, from 2011, remains incredibly important today. I highly recommend it. Not only will it make your Cannon Fist practice more dynamic and explosive, most corrections also relate to Yilu. These corrections include how to properly align, cut, shoulders and elbow usage, hinging from the chest, etc. The refinement of these techniques and their consequentially devastating effect on the opponent continues to leave me in awe, grateful for the opportunity to see true mastery.

  • 2018/12/04: taibarb7 on Zhan Zhuang Questions

    Hi Charlie,

    UHM. Okay, I respect your opinion.

    One question: If you move your arm, can you do that WITHOUT moving BLOOD?

    If you have to move blood to move that arm – how then can you avoid NOT moving qi at the very same time?????

  • 2018/12/04: taibarb7 on Zhan Zhuang Questions

    Hi there,

    I might be trying to ride a dead horse, since this thread is quite old but fwiw.

    In my view, the famous Chen master who included ZZ in his training schedule uses it as jiben gong (sp?) and the way he teaches it is slightly and significantly different to what, say, Lam Kam Chuen and his teacher, master yu, teach. I only use this as there is a vid up on youtube, so you can go and see for youself.

    It is stance training and it allows to train particular aspects while shutting out other aspects deliberately. It is not the end-all and be-all and in my view it has never been intended to be that, there’s a lot of cultural misunderstandings around (and I might have just fallen prey to this just now, who knows)

    I merely offer this as a matter of observation, I’m not out to “convert” anyone. I find it interesting to compare different systems and before coming about this thread I wasn’t aware that Grandmaster Hong never did ZZ.

  • 2018/12/04: James Tam on What is Fajin?

    Excellent notes of keen observation and clear analysis! Thank you for sharing.

  • 2018/12/01: Nicholas Fung馮嘉傑(香港) on Hangzhou with Master

    You are welcome!

  • 2018/12/01: Sevastianos Maillis on Hangzhou with Master

    Great article!

    thank you, Nicholas.

  • 2018/12/01: Sevastianos Maillis on Clarity

    Great article, Kelvin!
    A very nice description which connects the gained experience from Taiji practice with everyday life perception.
    Thank you.

  • 2018/11/29: david tallant on Taiji Enlightenment on Daqingshan

    Inspirational. Thank you Todd

  • 2018/11/29: vincent den hengst on Vincent den Hengst Introduction

    Hoi Rian

    super, dank je. We hebben inmiddels contact. Groeten aan Wim!

    mvg
    Vincent

  • 2018/11/26: Nicholas Fung馮嘉傑(香港) on 9.81 m/s?

    In physics, a free fall accelerates at 9.8m/s. I would imagine Apple would set a value that is at least that much with the accelerometer/gyrometer to ensure that there is no false alarm. The speed might not cause discomfort. When we travel in a car, especially a luxury car, we usually don’t feel the speed unless we look out the window and see the trees passing by. Master Chen like a fine automobile delivered the blow was clean and crisp.

  • 2018/11/26: KT on 9.81 m/s?

    Is 9.81 m/s the speed required to trigger the SOS alarm? Master Chen was very gentle on me and my whole body bounced back. I did not feel any discomfort or much local strike of power, but the power of the issue apparently was great enough to trigger the fall detection feature of the watch. It was a typical issue of Master Chen, clean and crisp. You hardly feel anything and you are out.

  • 2018/11/20: taibarb7 on “New York 8-2018 1” Online Video Trailer

    Gives details on “sink waist- press elbow” = SWPE
    I’ve either heard it enough times by now or it has never before been said more clearly (whole NY 2018 series).

    Only question that pops up: now, what do the other two mean???
    LFSB
    SYYZ

    Any ideas, anyone??? LFBS could be liu feng si bi – or something else

    TIA!!

  • 2018/11/17: Rian Smolders on Vincent den Hengst Introduction

    Hallo Vincent,

    Nog gefeliciteerd met de behaalde overwinning(en) vorige week.
    We hebben elkaar dit jaar niet gesproken op de landelijke STN-dag, maar vanuit ons plekje(een tafel met boeken) zag ik dat je gewonnen had.
    Vandaag heb ik je naam doorgegeven aan Ernest Jacobs, die bij ons in Tilburg op les zit, wat betreft Xinyi Hunyuan Taiji.
    Hij heeft in het verleden meegedaan met Joseph Chen in Nederland en Canada en hij werkt in Utrecht.
    Het lijkt me leuk voor hem om samen met jou te trainen, of in ieder geval ervaringen uit te wisselen.

    Dus dan weet je ervan als hij contact met je opneemt.
    Warme groet van Wim en Rian uit Loon op Zand.
    Ps Ons bedrijfje, vereniging heet Albeweging.
    We kennen elkaar van een training met Joseph Chen.

  • 2018/11/16: Jojo Juarsa on “9-Count Circle” Online Video Trailer

    Very clear, precise and easy to understand even for a beginner like me.

  • 2018/11/15: Edward Arifin Soenggono on Six Sealing Four Closing Mechanic Videos

    Master Chen Zhong Hua is the best tai chi ”s teacher …..we got very detailed explanation .
    But we have difficulty in learning hunyuan 24

  • 2018/11/13: Sevastianos Maillis on Edmonton Workshop Notes: October 13 and 14, 2018.

    Very good and useful notes! Thank you!

  • 2018/11/09: Paddy Hanratty on Edmonton Workshop Notes: October 13 and 14, 2018.

    Great notes. Reading them, I feel like I’m at the workshop.

  • 2018/11/07: vincent den hengst on Edmonton Workshop Notes: October 13 and 14, 2018.

    Thank you for these notes, I read through them carefully and used them as a guide in my last three days of preparations for a tournament here in Europe.

  • 2018/10/31: Kelvin Ho on Toronto Workshops and Classes

    Michael, I will send you an email to discuss. Thanks.

    Class info:
    http://practicalmethod.com/2012/05/chen-style-taijiquan-practical-method-toronto-class/

  • 2018/10/31: micheal on Toronto Workshops and Classes

    I got your contact information through the internet as a reputable sports instructor. I would like to know if you offer training on Boxing/Martial Art/Taekwondo/Karate and how much you charge per hour for your training. I will be looking forward to your response. Also, which type of credit cards do you accept as a form of payment? Best Regards.

  • 2018/10/31: taibarb7 on Toronto Workshop Notes 22-25 Oct 2018 Harshil

    Very good notes – thanks for sharing!!!

  • 2018/10/29: James Tam on Toronto Workshop Notes 22-25 Oct 2018 Harshil

    Great notes. Thanks Harshil!

  • 2018/10/26: Practical Method on “New York 8-2018 4” Online Video Trailer

    Please contact Michael Calendra (oikddojo@aol.com), who conducts Practical Method workshops in England annually.

  • 2018/10/18: namphon on “Iowa 2018 1” Online Video Trailer

    Hello,I attended the Poland 2017 workshop with Master Chen could anybody tell me if it’s available to view please? Thank you:)

    REPLY

  • 2018/10/18: namphon on “Poland Workshop 2016 19/20” Online Video Trailer

    Hello,I attended thr Poland 2017 workshop with Master Chen could anybody tell me if it’s available to view please? Thank you:)

  • 2018/10/16: Vladimir Talaba on “New York 8-2018 4” Online Video Trailer

    Do you have a school in England?
    Close to London?

    Many thanks in advance.

    Vladimir

  • 2018/10/14: pingwei on Ping’s next Practical Method workshop in Irvine on 6/4/2017 Sunday

    Please come to Phoenix in January to attend Master Chen’s workshop.
    http://practicalmethod.com/2018/10/master-chens-practical-method-workshop-in-phoenix-january-2019/

  • 2018/10/13: charles kurata on Ping’s next Practical Method workshop in Irvine on 6/4/2017 Sunday

    Let me know when there is another Irvine workshop, I would like to attend.

  • 2018/10/11: philcusick on Spiraling

    glad that this article resurfaced on the homepage. I had never seen it before. very well written. thank you Matt.

  • 2018/10/11: Kelvin Ho on Spiraling
  • 2018/10/09: Joe Muse on “Jiang Zhoucun Taiji Lecture on Daqingshan 2011″ Trailer

    I AM REALLY ENJOYING WHAT I AM LOOKING AT.

  • 2018/10/09: Whitepigeon on “9-Count Circle” Online Video Trailer

    Nice short instruction video for filling the gaps for positive circle. Will there be similar short video for negative circle? Thank you for sharing the knowledge.

  • 2018/10/08: Mark L Cupryk on Spiraling

    I am coming in late and really enjoyed this post. Is there a recommended book that discusses this in further depth with the physics behind the spiral and the motions? Thanks!

  • 2018/10/04: craigjones on Yilu Detailed Instructions Online Video Trailer

    At 25:38 Master Chen says the move is is Brush Knee (摟膝), but I guess he meant to say Oblique Movement(斜行)? Also in the Opening Contents it says White Crane goes right to Brush Knee, but I think the period from 25:38-27:12 is actually Oblique Movement? Is this just a small mistake, or do you consider Oblique Movement to be a part of Brush Knee in this system?

  • 2018/10/03: pingwei on Practical Method Workshop in Irvine on June 24 by Ping Wei

    Please contact Winston (sufan00@gmail.com), or Al (mralyu@yahoo.com).

  • 2018/10/03: Thomas Dudkiewicz on Practical Method Workshop in Irvine on June 24 by Ping Wei

    I live near Irvine, CA and im wondering if you can recommend a good traditional school. They are very difficult to find in Orange County. Please help.

  • 2018/10/01: Mack on Students Area

    Thanks to you Kelvin Ho.

  • 2018/10/01: stephencp on Basic Foundations

    I am interested in the same. What is the difference between the 2003 foundations and the 2015 foundations?
    thanks
    stephen

  • 2018/10/01: Pawel Mueller on Concept of Power in Practical Method Taijiquan (Wechat)

    great article. I can also skip most of what I wanted to write in my article and concentrate on the other topic I learned from this. I’ll link to this article in mine… Thanks Sevastianos :)

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