Master Chen’s Phoenix Practical Method Workshop 1/20-21/2018

by Ping Wei on 2017/08/06

We are excited to announce that Master Chen Zhonghua will return to Phoenix in January 2018 to give Practical Method workshop. The dates, January 20 and 21 (Saturday and Sunday), are confirmed. Save the dates and don’t miss this exciting opportunity.

The workshop will focus on Gongfa (foundations) and Quanfa (forms in Yilu and Cannon Fist).

Workshop Venue: World Martial Arts Academy, 2028 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85006

Time: 9am to noon; 2pm to 5pm.

Workshop Fee:          Register by January 10, $300 for both days (lunches are included);

$200 for one day.

Register after January 10, $350 for both days, $250 for one day.


Send the check or money order to Ping Wei (Pay to Ping Wei),

10622 N. 8th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85020


If you have any questions, please call or email Ping Wei, 602-373-3457.



{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Steve February 1, 2018 at 4:41 pm

Another great Phoenix workshop and at a cool time in January, 2018! Learned many things, among them:
• My structure’s wrong. It’s held up by muscles and can collapse.
• My Yilu came from videos and I saw some things in the group practice that I need to correct, a couple are: the second repulse monkey travels in a diagonal direction and not straight back; just before the jumping kick the left hand strikes forward in a knife edge.
• Don’t look for meaning; just do the movements as directed.
• All movements are created by rotation.
• Water doesn’t go back, always goes forward and around obstacles.
• Power isn’t used except to stretch so that you can release like a bow and arrow.
• After 10,000 Yilus you won’t have to think to do them.
• Add one push without removing original push.
• Let the opponent go his way, and then you go your way.
• Don’t fight the opponent except to distract him from what you intend to do.
• When you no longer have to think about the choreography you can target different aspects to work on.
• You are looking for your own awkwardness in push hands, at which point you are in a superior position.
• Power comes in from opponent as dot. You have to split it and create yin yang separation.
• You don’t want to do the normal thing of using muscles, instead get into vulnerable position where muscles won’t work and use ligaments to dominate opponent.

A lot of things to work on between now and the next workshop. Thanks, Ping, for bringing the master and allowing us such close contact with him. Steve Doob


pingwei February 1, 2018 at 4:46 pm

Thanks, Steve, for posting your workshop notes. They truly can help other people learn.


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