Paul Janssens Yilu in Yiyuan 2010

by Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy on 2010/10/15

This is Paul fter three months on Daqingshan at the full time taiji training program.

About Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy

Chen Style Taijiquan 19th generation disciple. International Standard Bearer of the Practical Method system of Hong Junsheng. Second generation master of Hunyuan Taiji. Been teaching internationally since 1985. Educated in the West with a Master's Degree in Education. Highly accomplished through the lineage of two great masters. Disciplined, precise and powerful. He teaches a complete system of taiji based on the principle of yin yang separation; indirect power as a core concept; movement and tranquility as the source of action. In both theory and practice, his taijiquan deals with the problems of double-heavy. He is a real treasure of the heritage of taijiquan.

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Jervis Tsui October 30, 2010 at 4:39 pm

does paul teach in sydney or just in canberra??


Paul October 30, 2010 at 11:39 pm

Sorry Jervis, I am not teaching in Sydney. But if you happen to drive by, am quit happy to go through a few things with you. It’s good to train with different poeple who want to learn.
I am planning to teach in Canberra starting in January 2011. Am still looking for the right date/venue. In the mean time I am consolidating my knowledge of what I picked up, doing my Yilu, and practising positive and negative circles. I also put some videos of Master Chen Zhonghua on my work computer so I can watch them during lunch time if I remember and I have put some of the videos on my phone. At the moment:
Doing my daily Yilu’s, my positive/ negative circles, seeing/ feeling the progress with work of the circles. Use of the Kua, stand in the different postures, from small to large angles, so that you can feel how the legs try to compensate one way or the other. And more importantly, remember the daily short instructions that Master Chen gave us at Daqingshan, some of which are on video, are really coming close to the points that are important for every Taiji practitioner. Movements “corrected” in our individual session are still being ironed out. Although, with more presence or awareness of the movement, as practice improved my ability to feel what is going on.
When we were in Daqingshan, in the beginning it was very much like a large download. There’s so much stuff that went on, that most of us will have forgotten some by now. When I saw video footage of Master Chen explaining some Chen Practical Method aspects, I was intrigued that I had forgotten about those parts, and promptly reviewed it. Look for the gems in the videos, some are subtle.
Other videos scenes you can only understand if you know what is going on. But once you do, then your mind says to you: “And how I am I supposed to do this?” Well, just do your Yliu, and do plenty of Positive and negative circles.


Jervis Tsui October 31, 2010 at 10:56 pm

ok no problem, hopefully we can meet some day to train, good luck with your development


James Strider June 15, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Dear Jervis,

My name is James strider and I live in Sydney. I have trained with Master Chen and Grandmaster Feng, am versed in the Hunyuan 24 and 38 as well as the foundations of the Practical Method and the first 13 movements of the Yilu. I’d be more than happy to meet up and train with you. My email address is: Please contact me to arrange a meeting.

Regards, James


Eric June 13, 2011 at 8:14 am

Hello. Do you teach taiji in canberra? I am so interesting in it? Can i learn it? I live in canberra.


Paul June 14, 2011 at 10:06 pm

Eric and Jervis,
Join me on Saturday morning 8:30 at the National Library. (On the side closest to the Bridge)
I also flagged with the ANU that I want to run classes at the ANU next semester. If they reject the request, I have already worked out an alternative at the ANU during the week from 19:30 onwards. But I will keep you posted.


Eric June 15, 2011 at 6:48 am

I will work on saturday&Sunday. Can I join you at another time? Even at night.


Paul June 22, 2011 at 6:45 pm

Eric, Tuesday evening 7:40pm. ANU Sports Union. Level 1, Posture and Flexibility space.
Call me before Tuesday on 0404088112.


James Strider June 26, 2011 at 6:22 am

New free outdoor sessions starting Saturday 2nd July, 10-11am on Sydney Park.We’ll meet by the chimney stacks opposite St. Peters Station. RSVP please!
Any enquiries please call: 044 7799 515


Andrew September 15, 2013 at 4:54 am

Re St peters Sydney Park Sessions

Are they still going?


Paul Janssens September 16, 2013 at 8:28 pm

James has moved to Perth. However, I’ve moved from Canberra to Sydney, and am running classes at Jubilee Park in Glebe (end of Glebe Point Road) from 9-10:30am. Call me on 0404 088112 to know more.

PS: I am organising the Workshop and Private Sessions with Master Chen Zhonghua in November 2013. If you want to attend the workshop, you definitely need to contact me sooner rather than later.




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