I do not have a local instructor. Can I really learn the Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method system based on workshops alone?
To be honest, it will be very difficult to learn this way. Since you do not have any other choice, here are our suggestions:
- You need to discuss with Master Chen Zhonghua a learning plan.
- You need to have some videos to help you.
- You need to attend workshops consistently.
- You need to partner up with one of the workshop attendees who is at a higher level to get more help on a continuous basis. Master Chen might not be able to help you on a daily or even weekly basis.
Our past experiences are that people who learn through workshops and videos have a great chance of success when they have more interaction with the master via email, phone, etc.