Spring 2016 – Rick’s visit in Prague

by Pavel Codl on 2016/03/21

We have a great visitor last weekend in Prague. Rick Pietila from USA currently based in Wienna (Austria) paid us a short visit. We did short toursight around town, I tried to show Rick the most popular places of Prague and than, of course, we practiced. Lukas Hrncirik of Prague joined us and we did Yilu corrections, we shared info and knowledge about Practical Method and did some Push hand. In total we practiced more than 4 hours and I like to add, superb ones! Looking forward to see you next time Rick!


Rick at Prague castle - Dan Bian Rick and Lukas push hands II Old Tow square "Group" photo :-) Rick and Lukas push hands

About Pavel Codl

Head instructor for the Czech Republic Branch. |捷克总教练。 Since age of 12 involved in Martial Arts. Ex-Karate Champ of Prague city, since 2001 Taiji Chen jia gou style (Zhu Tiancai), since 2007 Practical Method, since 2010 disciple of Master Chen Zhonghua.

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Kelvin Ho March 21, 2016 at 12:02 pm

Any videos to share?


Rick Pietila March 21, 2016 at 1:54 pm

Pavel, your a great tour guide, a wealth of knowledge, and a great instructor. Your energy and enthusiasm are uplifting and motivating. Prague is a beautiful city with lots of cool historical sites. Lucas is a gem as well, strong guy like bull! Thanks for having me, and taking the time and being a great host. You represent PM very well! Thanks for the help with Yilu and push hands. I look forward to another, longer visit, later in the year. PS, I’ll give you car parking lessons next time I come ;:).


luke April 1, 2016 at 2:53 am

It was a pleasure to train with you Rick. Thank you for your advices with my shoulder injury :-). Hope to see you in the future again :-).


Pavel Codl March 22, 2016 at 2:31 am

Kelvin: Well no, sorry, we focused on practicing.
Rick: Thank you and we are ready to host you here anytime. Looking forward to parking lessons 😀


John Upshaw March 25, 2016 at 4:30 am

I think it is exceptionally cool that people from all around the world can be brought together to practice Practical Method!


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