European Practical Method Meet-Up 2020 in Żywiec, Poland

by Pawel Mueller on 2020/07/27

It’s the fourth year since we started the European Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method Meet-Up Series. It continues this year close to Żywiec, Poland on September 12/13th. This years host is Damian Jagosz, who is a very dedicated student of our style.

4th European Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method Meetup. This year in Żywiec, Poland.

4th European Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method Meetup. This year in Żywiec, Poland.

Everyone interested in Taijiquan is welcome. There will be enough instructors to lead beginners classes as well as more advanced training. Through practicing together, many questions we have can be answered.

In Hong Junshengs Book, Translated by Master Chen Zhonghua there is this poem:

…You also need
To have good friends
With friends
You can help each other
                                                         Hong Junsheng from Learning

This is basically what this meetup is about.

Let’s practice together!

This usually sounds easy, but this year is special. We will of course take necessary steps to protect us against covid-19. Since movement and outdoor activities strengthen the immune system, practicing Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method is a good way to keep us healthy.

For more information just drop us an email to or contact us in the english WeChat group (contact Pawel, Vienna or Damian Jagosz there)

Also click ‘Going to’ in this Facebook event.

Rough Schedule

During the last view Meet-Ups we figured out, that it would be best, to stay together in one place. This way nobody has to leave and we can continue to practice and to exchange up until late.

This kind of staying together is also very deep in the polish tradition. So Damian will pick a place where we can be together and continue our exchange during a campfire and while watching the same stars that Chen Fake watched during his training.

Friday evening:

     Get-Together in Żywiec to get to our secret training camp.


     Daqing Shan training schedule:

          6:30am Earlymorning training: 10 Yilus; Foundation set; Partner exercises

          7:30am Breakfast

          9:00am Morning training: Yilus; specific exercises (kua opening)

          12:00pm Lunch

          3:00pm Afternoon training: Yilus; free training; possibility to push with each other

          6:00pm Supper

          7:30pm Evening training: Pushing hands


          Early morning training like on saturday, breakfast and then free training, talking, trying, experimenting. Some might need to leave after lunch. For those who don’t we can do more Yilus and all that other stuff in the afternoon as well or do touristic things.

We are pretty sure that such a get-together will boost our understanding by lightyears.

There is no fee for this event, but we will share the costs among all participants equally. If we are 30 people the costs per person will drop below EUR 20,-

Registration is done simply by emailing us to

If you are not from Europe you can join anyway, of course 🙂

Stay tuned to get updates on the exact location and pick-up service.

ohh yeah: If you are not sure whether to participate or not, here’s a pro tip: Simply DO IT!


About Pawel Mueller

Pawel Müller's path to Taijiquan began when he was six years old watching a Bruce Lee movie in the 80's. Long story short, only in 2007 he began to practice Taijiquan and changed his lineage from Chenjiagou Taijiquan to Practical Method in 2014. Pawel started his Practical Method training with a three month full time program on Daqingshan, China. This just boosted his understanding of the Taijiquan principles. Pawel was accepted as Master Chen Zhonghua's Disciple in 2017 in Berlin. He's the coordinator for Practical Method events in Europe, videographer of almost all European workshop videos of his Shifu and initiator of the European Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method Meetup event series. He lives close to Vienna, Austria with his wife and 3 kids and teaches Practical Method in Vienna and its vicinity. He gives online private classes and is happy to help out and get you started with Practical Method as well as to help you deepen your understanding of his favorite martial art. You can contact him at or check his Facebook account at

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

John Upshaw July 27, 2020 at 7:21 pm

Looks well organized! Wish I could attend!


Kelvin Ho July 28, 2020 at 3:42 pm

Me too.


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