Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method Volume One E-book Purchase

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Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method Volume One Ebook
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This is PDF of volume one of the translation of Grandmaster Hong Junsheng’s book “Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method”. It was translated into English by Hong’s disciple Chen Zhonghua.

Sample PDF with Table of Contents below:

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Kelvin Ho December 9, 2011 at 7:12 pm

This is the first time I bought an e-book of any kind. It is just like buying any other video at this site, but the most interesting thing is that my name is digitally engraved on the book to make it my own special copy.

This is a resourceful book, but I must admit there is so much that I don’t understand. I will have to re-read the book in the future after more practice, and hopefully I will be able to grasp more concepts at that time.

I enjoyed Chapter 5: Memoir of Learning a lot. It had a lot of stories about Grandmaster Hong Junsheng and Grandmaster Chen Fake. It gave me a glimpse of what they went through to attain their taiji abilities.

Here is my favourite quote from the book: “In learning Taiji, one must pay attention to details to progress steadily. Gongfu is such that the time and effort you put into it is always the same as the result. If you put in as much time as I do, you should be as good as I am. If you put in more time than I do, your gongfu must be better than mine. In this art, there is no cheating. There is no short cut.”


Calvin Chow December 9, 2011 at 8:16 pm

I have read the original Chinese one but like to see what if it is from translation of Master Chen in English. In Chinese, one word can have a lot of different meanings but in English, words are more specific. The choice of words from the translator is very important. It is great to have Grand Master Hong’s close disciple, Master Chen, to translate it. To understand it may require physically practice and then mentally understanding may follow. I have just started.


Jean-Philippe Ranger December 29, 2011 at 7:21 pm

Chen Zhonghua’s translation of Hong Junsheng’s Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method gives us access to a rare and precious martial arts book. Hong analyzes the rules of Chen Taijiquan thereby providing a comprehensive method of training through detailed theory. While a beginner will find great information therein, more advanced students will also find the technical details necessary to supplement their training and understand how to embody the fundamental principles of Chen Taijiquan. Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method elevates the standard of martial arts books available to English readers.


gigi January 29, 2012 at 12:23 am

In the Verse Three the triangles movement implies moving the feet?


Martin Sontheim September 28, 2012 at 11:00 am

Hi Admin, yes, I´m happy )), very very good, I already read a little bit, exciting!
Thanks, Martin.


petrdaocz January 8, 2013 at 10:23 am

first, great book!
I have a question about the footnote number 10 in Chapter 4 – Annotations on Taiji Treatises. There is writen that the phrase 虛靈頂勁 appears in Ten Tenets of Taijiquan by Chen Changxing. I was not able to find this phrase in the text 太极拳十大要论 by Chen Changxing. Is footnote number 10 referring to this text or not. Maybe this is an error because the phrase 虛靈頂勁 appears as a number one in the similar text but written by Yang Chengfu. Thanx for the answer,


wilkin January 8, 2013 at 6:15 pm

googling 陈长兴 虛靈頂勁 comes up with many references, among them this site


petrdaocz January 9, 2013 at 8:02 am

Thank you very much!


petrdaocz January 21, 2013 at 4:49 am

Once again, thanks a lot for the link to the article. This article is probably not written by Chen Changxing but by Cheng Jincai:
Would it be possible to provide me with more information about the text Master Chen is referring to in the translation of Hong’s book? Unfortunately, I alone was not able to find the article written by Chen Changxing with ten points (ten tenets) in which the first one is discussing the xu ling ding jin principle.


petrdaocz January 21, 2013 at 5:45 am

Oh, I have just realized this is not the same text. Sorry 🙂


petrdaocz January 22, 2013 at 9:27 am

Well, I tried to search for the authorship of the article you linked me to. Unfortunately, I was not succesful. Could you or some one else confirm that the article is the one by Chen Changxing Master Chen is talking about in the book?
Thanks a lot,


Chen Zhonghua January 22, 2013 at 10:40 am

To be accurate, it is 太极十要, and the words are 虚灵顶劲。 It is not in any books.


Jeffrey Chua January 23, 2013 at 10:14 am

Hi Master Chen.
Slightly confused. Isn’t 《太极拳术十要》 by Yang Chengfu 杨澄甫?
Did he adapted this from Chen Changxing writings? Tks!


Wilkin Ng January 24, 2013 at 2:34 pm

I feel it is a distraction to discuss *what* is taiji and who wrote it. As a student it is more important to learn *how* to train, and I have found that I progress quickly if I follow Master Chen teaching. Once my body is starting to open and has some ability, then the *what* of taiji starts to have real meaning.


Jeffrey Chua January 24, 2013 at 9:12 pm

You are right.

Chen Zhonghua January 24, 2013 at 2:54 pm



Jeffrey Chua January 24, 2013 at 9:09 pm

懂了。 谢谢!

petrdaocz January 23, 2013 at 12:56 am

Thank you for your answer, Master Chen. I am currently researching 虚灵顶劲 principle both practicaly and theoreticaly. Thats why I am so curious about the text.

Your translation of Master Hong book is invaluable treasure and I can only recommend it to all taijiquan practicioners and enthusiasts. Thank you very much for this achievement!



TaijiEnthusiast June 3, 2013 at 5:30 am

The gear on the cover is an interesting symbol and depicts the principle of Taijiquan. The body should work like interconnecting gears to produce taijipower.
According to my experience, the gear is a true symbol whereas the taiji-symbol is a man concieved sign.


acucare July 27, 2013 at 7:24 pm

Thank You Very much Wilkin,
now I was able to access to the PDF file E-book
Very clear, detailed, precised book.
TCC practitioners need more this kind of books to be translated / explained


Rickygene May 27, 2015 at 2:38 am

I have the physical book, and now the ebook. Often I cannot carry many of my favorite books when traveling so I rely on my iPad to read these. I have not purchased an ebook outside of “apples iBook” app, and was uncertain if I would be able to read this one with that tool. However I discovered it works wonderfully and is a crisp, clear looking file. Well done version of the print, also very affordable for the vast amount of knowledge within. I’ve read the physical book five times now in three years, and each time have a new insight for many details. It’s as if my learning process outside the book, is guiding and confirming my current level if understanding in training and growth in PM. What a great treasure we are all privey to now since the book was written, translated, and made available. Thanks Master Chen!


john k saw February 22, 2017 at 8:28 pm

Three of the quintessential books of the Practical Method combined into one. The translation provided by Master Chen Zhonghua is not a step by step instruction manual, but a series of research notes developed over a 30 year period by Grand Master Hong Junsheng, and a guide for the Practical Method student and teacher. At first, the content is not easy to take in. You need to practice the Practical Method to understand what is written in this book. It addresses a higher level of understanding of the practice of Taiji and provides an anchor and un-ending pathway for further development. As you practice more, more becomes clear. A must have book.


Joe Bodie December 21, 2020 at 8:29 pm

How do I buy this? I can’t find a button to click.


Kelvin Ho December 22, 2020 at 10:32 am

This e-book is not available for purchase at the moment.


Brian Simon January 12, 2021 at 3:28 pm

Do you know I or when it will become available again?


Brian Simon January 12, 2021 at 3:29 pm

* if


Sebastian January 12, 2024 at 10:11 am

I would very much like to purchase this book when it becomes available again. Please do not let this important information go out of circulation!


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