Visiting Professor Chen Zhonghua of Handan College

by Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy on 2014/06/10

邯郸学院 - 33On the 10th of June, 2014, Master Chen Zhonghua became visiting professor of Taiji at the Handan Colledge in Handan, Hebei Province in China at a simple ceremony held by Prof. Ma Jibin, president of the College. He was also named the official representative of the college for Canada and the United State.

Earlier during the day, Master Chen Zhonghua gave a two-hour lecture of the development of Taijiquan in the world at the Taiji Culture Institute of the College. Master Chen was at the college on the invitation of Tian Jinlong, dean of the institute. According to one of the attendees, “Master Chen Zhonghua’s lecture makes time pass faster than normal!”

Han Dan is the modern city where the ancient site of Guangfu was. Both Yang Luchan (Yang style creator) and Wu Ruxiang (Wu/Hao style creator) lived. Han Dan College is a local post secondary institution that is totally devoted to education, development and advancement of taijiquan.

All staff members, faculty, and students at Han Dan College practice taijiquan. The entire city of Han Dan is also involved in this Chinese ancient martial art.

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2014年六月10日陈中华老师应邯郸学院太极文化院院长田金龙博士之邀请前往讲学。陈老师讲演的课题是世界太极拳文化的推广及如何将在国外教授太极拳。学院的60多名学生参加了这个讲座。在田金龙博士的亲自主持下,讲演人情生动,引人入胜。一个女同学说『听陈老师的课觉得时间过的太快!』 其后,校长马计斌接见了陈中华老师并授予了太极文化学院『客座教授』和校住美国、加拿大代表的职务。

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.

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Ben Toy December 30, 2015 at 7:43 pm

Why does Taiqi says once moved, everything moved? Master Chen says move only one / more parts of the body and lock the rest of the body. Is this going against Taiqi principles or this is the right way and everything moved is wrong? Where can I start learning from Master Chen full time?


Kelvin Ho January 1, 2016 at 12:15 pm

Think about how gears are engaged for “one part moves, every part moves”. You rotate one gear, the other gears will move too if they are engaged. The best way to learn from Master Chen full time is at Daqingshan, China. Check his schedule for the year, as it varies. However, don’t wait till you can go. Start now from his videos on this website: Basic Foundations, Detailed Yilu Instructions. There are tons of instructions that you can start following to copy his moves. It wil give you a head start before seeing him for the first time. Alternatively, find a local Practical Method instructor closest to your location.


edliaw January 2, 2016 at 12:05 am

I think of it like a bike. You push the pedal and the wheel turns, but the wheel is not turning itself — the torque from the pedals enters the system and transfers to the wheel. If you turn the wheel by hand, the pedal will also move. But if you try to push the pedal and try to turn the wheel by hand at the same time, you will have trouble.


Hugo Ramiro January 5, 2016 at 2:03 pm

Nicely done Mr. Liaw 🙂


nick tangri January 5, 2016 at 4:08 pm

Nice description, but i think my pedal is stuck!


charlie wishon December 31, 2015 at 10:50 am

It only relates to many non moving parts at the same time… better to say , one part rotates, then many parts can rotate. To walk is soon to run . Open the body, change the body. In Pm we must first experience war with ourselves over , and over. And over. It is our continuity.


charlie wishon December 31, 2015 at 10:54 am

Ben Toy , we must be at war with our bodies!


Hugo Ramiro December 31, 2015 at 1:44 pm

Congratulations on the appointment, Master Chen! This is a crucial step in the re-enlivening of Taiji in China and around the world!


studentofmethod January 5, 2016 at 12:16 pm

I think Chen Zhonghua’s teachings focus on one thing at a time, to progressively and systematically build a solid foundation that could potentially lead to the higher levels of advanced skill achievement the classic taiji maxims talk about. So the seemingly simplistic instructions culminate into a combination of attributes/abilities/skills [alignment, rotation, etc] that could described as the taiji maxims at advanced practice stage.
– my ramblings


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