North American Practical Method Iowa Training Camp July 18-22, 2024

by John Upshaw on 2024/02/20

Master Chen Zhonghua is returning for the annual North American Practical Method Training Camp.  We will be having early check-ins on July 17th.   Master Chen will be conducting private lessons on that day if you are interested.  It’s a day to get settled in, catch up with friends and informally train taiji!  Camp officially begins July 18th and runs through July 22nd.

The North American Practical Method Training Camp2018

This will be an intensive workshop welcoming student of all levels.  This workshop historically has been attended by a high number of Master Chen’s disciples.  This benefits the disciples in many ways and provides newer students to additional opportunities for learning.  It’s an atmosphere for becoming immersed in Practical Method!

Once again, the taijiquan training, lodging, and dining will be at one location with one cost at the same location where we have been since 2017.  This will be an intensive workshop focused on theory, foundations, yilu, push hands and applications.  Disciples will take part in the instructions.

There are 32 accommodations on-site and 2 single occupancy cottages.  Those slots will fill up.  We will list hotels near the retreat center and allow those individuals to participate just the same as the other participants.

This year’s sign up and on-going camp information will occur on this post.  Please don’t assume you have a bed unless it is confirmed by us.  A   Facebook event will also be used for sign-up.

1 day and night $230
2 days and nights $450
3 days and nights $650
4 days and nights $800
Early arrival $50 with dinner $65
Private lessons $200 for an hour
Single room add $20 per day
Hermatige add $10 per day
9am check in and check out is following your last day breakfast.
Prairiewoods Retreat And Conference Hiawatha, Iowa, USA
For more information please contact:
Levi Sowers
(515) 321-3747
John Upshaw
(319) 404-3962

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John Upshaw May 16, 2024 at 9:45 am

Payment is due by June 15th. Make check payable to Levi Sowers and mail to him at 2526 Neveda Ave, Iowa City Iowa, 52240.

Check is best but we can do paypal or venmo. If paypal, it needs to be sent to friends or family. Contact Levi for his account information.

Additionally, if you are arriving on the 17th, lodging is paid to Prariewoods directly that day or the day after. If you are arriving early, please write your name on this post and time you are expected to arrive.

Thank you

John Upshaw and Levi


Paddy Hanratty May 21, 2024 at 5:20 pm

Paddy Hanratty
Bill Cullen
Robert Xu
Milton Dixon

Arriving around supper time on the 17th


John Upshaw May 21, 2024 at 5:36 pm

Thanks Paddy, I’ll get your room keys.


Razvan Peteanu May 26, 2024 at 5:38 pm

I’ll be arriving on the 17th. The plane lands around 11am so by noon I should be at Prariewoods.


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