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  • 2017/01/15: Nicholas Fung馮嘉傑(香港) on Sammy’s First Month Testimonial
  • 2017/01/14: John Upshaw on “Curved from Straight”

    I see proportional movements as well…

  • 2017/01/14: Michael Winkler on International Living on Daqingshan

    Hi James,
    Yes, this was not very clear. I changed it. The meaning is that one will get meals for free, but depending on the amount of money one invests the meals have different value.

  • 2017/01/13: Brian Beck on Calendar

    How does one become a disiple of Master Chen…..I know it’s a little early to discuss this, but I am just curious. I will be attending his work shops in Maple Ridge BC this year. Please let me know the process. .. I will be training with his teachers here and would be honoured to be his disiple. See you at the work shop.
    Truly, Brian Beck.

  • 2017/01/13: 胡歌 on Is Taiji logical?

    If you are practicing you are on the right track. Thanks for the description. Feel free to upload videos of yourself doing foundations or Yilu.

  • 2017/01/13: 207 - Kenny Ly on Is Taiji logical?

    Hi everyone,
    I am from Sydney, Australia and this is my first post and hope it won’t be the last.
    I found this interesting, so I decide to try it and feel for myself as described.
    When I push the left foot and not move one point on the right side ( fix my right knee ) I found by pushing the left foot into the ground it opens my left Kua which also force my left arm ( which is in a fix position as in twisting towel ) to move forward without moving my hand, at the same time my waist is rotating to the right. Not sure if I am on the right track.

  • 2017/01/13: 胡歌 on Is Taiji logical?

    Good points Sarah!

  • 2017/01/13: James Tam on International Living on Daqingshan

    Michael, need to correct/reword “free meals for 30 yuan each”??

  • 2017/01/13: Sarah on Is Taiji logical?

    I will try to answer tomorrow with a short videoclip (I will upload it in the english group on wechat).

  • 2017/01/13: Budiman on My Folder

    Hi i also want to know how to download the video but the archve link is broken. Can you give me instructions?

  • 2017/01/12: Kelvin Ho on Is Taiji logical?

    Push the left foot and then don`t move (one point on the right side of the body), push the right foot, don`t move (one point on the left side of the body).

    If you lock the right side and turn the left, and then lock the left side – there where you are – and turn the right.

    These two statements don’t seem to describe the same thing.

  • 2017/01/12: James Tam on Is Taiji logical?

    Sarah, interesting. I understand that you are referring to the testing towel drill. (Correct?) However, with respect to what Chen Xu was asking you to do, I still do not get the exact movements and don’t-move relationships of the hands and the feet. Could you explain a bit more. Thanks!

  • 2017/01/09: Michael Winkler on International Living on Daqingshan

    Thanks, KT.
    I did update the calculation for the international living now. Within the post everybody now can see roughly what kind of “rate” we can offer to people who would like to put some money into DQS for some years. Get in contact with us in case you are interested!

  • 2017/01/07: philcusick on Practical Method Web Access Dollars

    Hey David-

    contact me directly at pacificawuji@gmail.com. I will be starting a class soon in Pacifica, just south of SF. Phil

  • 2017/01/07: philcusick on Calendar

    Hi Laveille-
    contact me directly at pacificawuji@gmail.com. I am in Pacifica, just south of SF. I will be starting a class soon. Phil

  • 2017/01/07: davidmaclam on Practical Method Web Access Dollars

    does anyone know any good Practical Method classes in the SF Bay Area?

  • 2017/01/07: Laveille Voss on Calendar

    Pls advise if there’s any instructors in California, especially in San Francisco area. Thanks.

  • 2017/01/07: Kelvin Ho on My Folder
  • 2017/01/05: charlie wishon on Calendar

    Contact Charlie Wishon at 5waymonkey@sbcglobal.net for training g in NW Arkansas

  • 2017/01/05: charlie wishon on Calendar

    Chen style Taijiquan Practical Method regular classes in Arkansas U.S.A kids classes are Wed evenings from 6pm until 7 pm Adult classes are from 6pm until 9 pm weekly. Workshops/seminars available upon request Instructors: Disciple Brothers Aaron Bartholomew, and Charlie Wishon.

  • 2017/01/04: cshaw130maps on Hunyuan Qigong Online Video Trailer

    I am excited to begin reviewing this video. I recently attended a workshop on this Qi Gong practice and have found it to be very accessible yet very deep at the same time. This program has come at just the right time in my life and I am very grateful for the opportunity to learn.

  • 2017/01/04: cshaw130maps on My Folder

    Could you please provide instructions on how to download the HunYuan detail video I recently purchased? I don’t see any obvious instructions on the site. Thank you.

    Chuck Shaw

  • 2017/01/03: cshaw130maps on Hunyuan Qigong Online Video Trailer

    I recently attended a class to learn this QiGong practice and have been practicing for a month. I find it to be very accessible yet very deep at the same time. I sppreciate the opportunity to have a learning reference I can use not only to develop the basic practice, but to study the movements of Master Chen as well.

  • 2017/01/03: cshaw130maps on Way of Hunyuan Book

    Thank you for making this video available. How do I download the Hun Yuan video I purchased? Is the ebook I saw mentioned in previous posts available for purchase.
    Thank you for your assistance.

  • 2017/01/03: KT on International Living on Daqingshan

    Wonderful post and video, Michael!

  • 2017/01/02: mralyu on Introduction to the Full Time Taiji Course

    Hi Ghena, you are not even 50 so definitely not late. Other than the 2 recent (Edward and Winston) additions, the average age of our Irvine group is around 60. Edward did 3 months DQS last year, you can definitely ask him for detail. As Ping pointed out above, he will be in Irvine on MLK holiday conducting a workshop; if you can make it, let me know (by emailing me mralyu@yahoo.com) ASAP.

  • 2017/01/02: bruce.schaub on “Yin Yang to Complete a Circle” Online Video Trailer

    Important video showing details of this fundamental aspect of taiji body method. How opposite rotation mechanism ( like two gears ) relates to a line, and how to correctly move the body within this framework. As the gears rotate the arm is moved from one side of the line to the other completing a ‘ circle ‘ although it appears quite linear. Master Chen also touches on other concepts like correct sequence, and one body part preforming one function, and how sequence creates ‘ flow ‘.

  • 2017/01/01: Ominae1 on Opening the door exercise

    Thank you.

  • 2016/12/31: pingwei on Introduction to the Full Time Taiji Course

    Hopefully you can come to Irvine on MLK day, Jan. 16, if that’s convenient to you.
    http://practicalmethod.com/2016/12/ping-weis-irvine-workshop-on-january-16-2017/

  • 2016/12/31: Kelvin Ho on Introduction to the Full Time Taiji Course

    Gennady,

    It’s definitely not too late. Ping Wei who is Master Chen’s disciple in Phoenix may be closest to you. He has been to the mountain and can share his experience with you. He goes to Irvine to teach Practical Method regularly. You may contact him at peace_defender2003@yahoo.com.

    Glad you find Practical Method.

    Kelvin

  • 2016/12/30: Gennady. (Ghena) on Introduction to the Full Time Taiji Course

    Hello
    Happy new year to all :) !
    It has been my life long dream to go to China and study Taiji
    after a very very long search, I have discovered Chen Taiji practical method, and I am so happy .
    I want to come to your mountain and train full time for 6mo.
    I will be traveling alone, and thus – will be somewhat challenging.
    I would be grateful for any assistance with traveling arrangement to Daqingshan.
    I live in Los Angeles CA USA.
    After looking at the courses offered – wow there is a lot :)
    I am mainly interested in health improvement (of course) and of course Martial aspect.
    Weapons have never held much of an interest for me, I am somewhat fanatical about everything else.
    would weapons training still be mandatory in my case?
    Thank you !!
    ps. I am pushing 50 years old (do you think it is a little late for me?)

  • 2016/12/30: kshurika on Way of Hunyuan Book

    I can’t understand why this book has been unavailable for so many years. Making an e-book is almost effortless. Printing a book is even less so, as a number of sellers now print books order-by-order and have them shipped to the buyer directly from the printer. All responses from practicalmethod.com stopped a few years ago. May I get a response about why this book is being kept a secret?

  • 2016/12/29: Kelvin Ho on Calendar

    Francis, from what I heard, the next Ottawa workshop will be March 25-26, 2017. Please contact rachelle.bergeron@rogers.com to confirm.

    Master Chen’s video are available online through this website.

    Kelvin

  • 2016/12/29: Kelvin Ho on Opening the door exercise

    Yes

  • 2016/12/29: Kelvin Ho on “WHAT IS IN A NAME”

    We might never know. The fact was that they came from the same source. From other readings, Yang Lu Chan also didn’t call it taijiquan at first.

  • 2016/12/27: Ricardo Sealy on “WHAT IS IN A NAME”

    If Yang Lu Chan’s Boxing was called Taijiquan in Beijing. Why did Chen Fake also call his Boxing art Taijiquan?

  • 2016/12/26: Ominae1 on Opening the door exercise

    This concept is the same used in twisting the towel right?

  • 2016/12/26: Francis on Calendar

    Are you going in Canada Ottawa for a seminar in 2017? Who is the person to contact In Ottawa?

    Also, do you sell Dvd format?

    Thank you

  • 2016/12/23: Simone Cardin on Jiang Zhoucun Taiji Lecture on Daqingshan 2011

    I was a student of GM Liu Cheng De and GM Jiang Zhou Cun.

  • 2016/12/20: Kelvin Ho on Rotation is the result of linear movements
  • 2016/12/17: Bruce Robinson on Exercise: Lock the front knee

    Chen Tai Chi Practical Method Class on December 10th, 2016
    Exercise to lock Knee whilst doing 1st move of cloud hands
    • In Single whip posture advised by Kelvin Ho to stretch out both arms as far as possible & elbows are to face down, front hand stretched out (to vermillion palm) fingers extended & rear hand forms beak
    • Shoulders pulled down, chest facing front, head looking to left
    • 1st …left arm does negative circle & right arm does small positive circle
    • 2nd …front left arm pulls in with elbow to do positive circle & right hand extends out in from with elbow bent facing to ground
    • 3rd…Front left hand then goes out to complete second ½ of positive circle as rear right hand does small positive circle
    • During 1,2 &3 above the front left knee is locked by stretching the head against the front heel as the right rear foot is pulled up drags with the ball touching along the floor
    • Points mentioned by Kelvin during my execution of the above process are as follows
    • At all times both shoulders need to be pulled down & kept level and not be allowed to pop or move sideways or up or in any way be allowed to sway during the execution of this particular move & in fact in all moves in the Practical method form.
    • Eyes are to be focused on the direction of the movement and on the hand that is leading it in the above mentioned case (I have a tendency to close my eyes at spots in the form which is not considered correct)
    • It is imperative that the front foot remain anchored to the floor for the full exection of the move.The from knee must not wobble or have the weight overextended beyond the centre & cause the balance to be lost
    Key Points re: Above Exercise
    • Lock front knee (anchor it in place) by both connecting and extending the head upwards to allow the vertical stretch to engage to assist with this process.
    • Eyes stay open focus on target and engage attention from start to finish of each/every action
    • Do not allow shoulders to raise up or move in any other way …they are not to be moved period
    • Fingers remain stretched out and extend in direction of flow throughout move(s)
    • In with elbow/out with hand
    • No tossing
    • Recommendation from Kelvin do more Yilu

  • 2016/12/17: Hak on Calendar

    Oh great! I will send you an email. Thanks a lot!

  • 2016/12/17: Hak on Calendar

    Thank you very much Kevin!

  • 2016/12/15: Kelvin Ho on Exercise: Lock the front knee

    Great! Nick, if you can, please post a video about this. Thanks.

  • 2016/12/14: nick tangri on Exercise: Lock the front knee

    Thanks for this, it works really well. It works very well in the steps during the first two Buddhas Warrior pounds the mortar moves, the steps being a little more front on. A bit more difficult with Cloud Hands. Also reckon that it helps to activate the core with the head to heel line. But really, an excellent method for stepping in the Yilu, which has always been one of my big weaknesses.

  • 2016/12/14: Kelvin Ho on Exercise: Lock the front knee

    Yes, they all needed to work on this.

  • 2016/12/13: Ken on Exercise: Lock the front knee

    hmmm…but everyone shifted their knee forward?

  • 2016/12/12: Michael Winkler on Calendar

    And in India there are some as well. I can send you contacts, please let ne know via dqs@practicalmethod.org.

  • 2016/12/12: Michael Winkler on Yilu Detailed Instructions Online Video Trailer

    Usually media download-plugins for your webbrowser should work.
    I always did use the “DownloadHelper” for firefox.
    Start the video in your browser, and then these plugins will detect the soure to download.
    Try a bit, it’s worth to have them on your machines to be able to navigate through the videos much better. And you safe some energy as well ;-)

  • 2016/12/12: Budiman on Yilu Detailed Instructions Online Video Trailer

    Hi after i purchase the video, is it available for download? If yes, i don’t mind buying your videos. Sorry but the internet connection in my country is very bad.

  • 2016/12/10: Kelvin Ho on Calendar

    Hak,

    In China, you can go to Daqingshan, Wulian, Shangdong Province. There are full time instructors teaching Practical Method on the mountain. Chinese Site: http://www.shiyongquanfa.cn/.

    Kelvin

  • 2016/12/08: artjamz2 on Chen Fake

    It seems to me that I have read this story somewhere else already. And yet, it stills brings such a sense of wonder to me at how such a great and humble master should always act and how this simple story is such a great lesson in of itself. His teachings have become immortal. Thank you Master Chen Fake.

  • 2016/12/08: Hak on Calendar

    Hi, is there any workshop in India or In China for beginners?

  • 2016/12/05: pingwei on Practical Method Taiji Alignment Part 1

    Interesting take on the alignment. But human body is a strange machine, like none outside of human body.

  • 2016/12/04: mralyu on Ping Wei’s Irvine Workshop on January 16, 2017

    The workshop will cover foundations and Yilu; and it also prepares us for the upcoming Phoenix Workshop with Master Chen in October. For location and other details, please contact Al Yu, mralyu@yahoo.com, (949) 331-2735; or Ping Wei, peace_defender2003@yahoo.com, (602) 373-3457.

  • 2016/12/01: Calvin Chow on “Consistent Power (Ottawa16)” Online Video Trailer

    Thanks Master Chen for the video. Compression and stretching is like a pair of parallel lines, same direction but never meet. If they are on same line, they may stuck each other. The line away from our center is stretching, towards our center is compression. When these two lines co-exist in our action, yin yang separation happens, couple force results into rotation. Great video.

  • 2016/11/29: Chuck on Calendar

    Looking for training in Nj?

  • 2016/11/29: Chuck on Chen Zhonghua’s Disciples

    Hello
    I am looking for training in Nj?

  • 2016/11/28: Brian Beck on Calendar

    I would like a contact number to register for the Jan 2017 Maple Ridge BC Work shop with Master Chen. My number is:604-518-1974. Truly, Brian.

  • 2016/11/23: admin2 on Calendar

    Please contact Michael Winkler , the International Student Coordinator at Daqingshan dqs@practicalmethod.org

  • 2016/11/22: Gerry Gebhart on Do You Want to Know a Secret? Ottawa Seminar 2016-11

    Great notes! I think all my lessons from Master Chen be summarized by “don’t move” then “really don’t move”. Each new lesson seems to be an increasing degree of don’t move.

  • 2016/11/22: Gerry Gebhart on Brennan – Ottawa 2016 Workshop notes

    I agree with Harshil, these are great notes. The discussion of don’t push and don’t fight are a new level of clarity for me. Of course we’ve heard these general instructions many times before. This particular discussion is really connecting for me now. I guess it’s not really that the instructions are more clear, but that I am more ready to understand them.

  • 2016/11/21: Yacine Bayou on Calendar

    Dear All,

    When Can we register for the 2017.05.06 Daqingshan International Taiji Competition

    Kind Regards,

    Yacine Bayou

  • 2016/11/21: James Tam on Notes for Ottawa Workshop Nov. 12-13, 2016

    Great notes. Thank you for sharing!

  • 2016/11/20: serdell on Basic Silk Reeling Online Video

    can I download purchased videos to my computers hard drive?

  • 2016/11/19: Harshil on Brennan – Ottawa 2016 Workshop notes

    Great notes Brennan. Thank for sharing.

  • 2016/11/17: vincent den hengst on Do You Want to Know a Secret? Ottawa Seminar 2016-11

    Nice notes. I will try the exersize and keep the words of Hong in mind.

  • 2016/11/15: Allan Belsheim on Chen Zhonghua QQ Student Group

    If you are interested in these as DVD’s contact me at practical_method@outlook.com with your information, address, etc. and I can then let you know the procedure to follow for this order and price with shipping. Thanks for your interest.

  • 2016/11/10: Charles Evans on Chen Zhonghua QQ Student Group

    I would like to purchase the hard copies of the 1- hunyuan qigong and 2- detailed hunyuan qigong dvds or vhs tapes (prefer dvds). how do I order them I’m in the United States? what is the shipping for these to the United States? I know 1- is $20.00 and 2- is $30.00 a total of $50.00 for both dvds. can you send me where to order from and do I send American money order or how do I pay? thank you very much for your help with this .

  • 2016/11/08: Allan Belsheim on Hunyuan Qigong Online Video Trailer

    I can supply a DVD version of the Hunyuan Qigong if needed, but it will not have a printed label as that is beyond my printer’s capabilities. The cost would be $20 plus shipping for Basic instructions or $30 plus shipping for Detailed Instructions – we have both.
    Hunyuan Taiji is a Tai Chi form containing Qigong elements – both are good for healing though Qigong is easier to learn from a video -at least the basics of stance and movements. Contact me at practical_method@outlook.com for more information and ordering.

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