Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy

36th Daqingshan Practical Method Seminar Photos

Day One Group Photo

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Grandmaster Feng Zhiqiang

Remembering my Shifu Feng Zhiqiang on the 9th anniversary of his passing. Read more

In taijiquan, there is a term that cause a lot of confusion. It is “Don’t use force”.

What this really says is that in taijiquan movements, we don’t use direct power, instead, we use indirect power. Or in other words, the point of contact cannot issue power. Power comes from another place that reaches the point of contact. This means the point of contact only has passive power.

 

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The Second Shanhaitian Taiji Competition was held at the Simart Center in Rizhao, Shandong Province on May 1, 2021. Rizhao Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy students participated at the event. Pang Chaoli and Leo Song organized our team in this event.

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First 13 moves of the 24-form.
This demonstration focused on showing the internal movement of the form. Breathing is heavy to demonstrate how it works with body movements.
Overall, this is not how a person trains. It is an exaggerated demonstration.

Ling Zili and Brian Chung Push Hands Demo-Sydney 20210424

In Practical Method, horizontal moves must be seen. Feeling and thinking you have horizontal size is not enough. It must be real!

Verical moves, however, are the opposite. By nature, vertical moves don’t create horizontal size and therefore no visible to the human eye. Whenever vertical moves are seen, it indicates there is horizontal movement involved and therefore it is an error.

In both cases, a point of reference with a physical object is the best way.

Ling Zili and Brian Chung Sydney Practical Method Demonstration 20210424

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In our school we use GM Feng Zhiqiang”s fajin as our training template.

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For a special day to commemorate my master GM Feng Zhiqiang!

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Adjust Yourself, Not Your Opponent

First you make contact, then you adjust yourself, in the end you defeat your opponent. This process is what we generally call “Adjust yourself, not your opponent”.

On making the initial contact, Peng must be present. As soon as you touch your opponent you must establish superiority over him/her. You must be lose advantage.

If you succeed in dealing with the initial contact, you already have won half the battle. Where you make the contact, do not move it. You can only make some minor adjustments. The key to success is whether while holding (Peng) your opponent, you can adjust yourself. Beside the point of contact, adjust the rest of your body to the most advantageous position.

At this point, you can beat you opponent any way you chose to. If it is not the case, your first two steps were not done right.

The older and smaller person is Shao Changyu of Juxian, Shandong. She has been taking lessons at the Rizhao Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy for almost two year. She is a conscientious student. Most of her training was at the Academy by attending afternoon classes. She has no Push Hands training. The opponent is a college student from the Irrigation College who has martial art experiences and is currently on the college Sanda team. This match is an impromptu match. Read more

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New Year’s Day Tai Chi at North Mountain Park. Glad to see Jan Gould and Pocheng back to practice. They overcame their health problem and injuries from accident in 2020. A great day to start Tai Chi again. A promising year of 2021. Read more

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On December 27, 2020, the Wulian Practical Method Federation (10 locations) held its Year-End Party and Meeting on Daqingshan. Read more

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Our Wulian Practical Method team has been working with the Wulian Hospital of Chinese Medicine for over a year now. Today, the hospital and the Wulian Practical Method branch held an official opening ceremony, marking the establishment of Practical Method for all staff in the hospital.

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Day one group photo of the first Zhu Ma Dian Practical Method Seminar on Nov. 28, 2020.

Day one group photo of the first Zhu Ma Dian Practical Method Seminar on Nov. 28, 2020.

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We raised 10,000 chickens in 2011. They are truly free-range. We had to look for their eggs in the hills.

We raised 10,000 chickens in 2011. They are truly free-range. We had to look for their eggs in the hills. 

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The Daqingshan Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy teaches Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method of GM Hong Junsheng and Hunyuan Taiji of GM Feng Zhiqiang. The Academy was original established in 2006 as Daqingshan International Taiji Training Center. In 2017 it was re-named Daqingshan Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy (DCTA). Read more

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Daqingshan 2013 Push Hands Training Photos 2。

The Daqingshan Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy teaches Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method of GM Hong Junsheng and Hunyuan Taiji of GM Feng Zhiqiang. The Academy was original established in 2006 as Daqingshan International Taiji Training Center. In 2017 it was re-named Daqingshan Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy (DCTA). Read more

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Chen Xu

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Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method Ma An Shan Workshop by Chen Xu and Han Rui on Nov. 14, 2020. Read more

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These are some photos of Kelvin Ho performing the Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method Sword and Broadsword form in Marham, Ontario, Canada in Nov. 2020. Read more

This is the first recording of Wang Kai’s routine practice in this manner. This video showed the second phase of the Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method training. The first phase moves the outside (two hands, two feet and center/head). This is done by locked int inside centerline (with head on top). The first phase makes the movements look open and big. Every part of the body is stretched. The second phase locks the stretched out outside and only moves the inside.

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Chen Ronghua, disciple of Chen Zhonghua, started teaching Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method in local schools in Yangshuo, Guilin, China. These are some photos of him performing the Yilu form.

 

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Various Taiji Chan Gun Photos.

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Practical Method introduction class for the Gutian Police Swat Team on November 6, 2020.  首届古田实用拳法讲座特警课合影20201106

Practical Method introduction class for the Gutian Police Swat Team on November 6, 2020.
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Push Hands experience for students 20201128 Read more

George Chen

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George Chen 11 hours ago on Youtube Practicalmethod  channel.

Hi Sifu Chen, I really enjoy your videos. I know that different teachers have different emphases and skills, and that some skills are more “practical” in the sense that they don’t require setup or cooperation of the other person in a live situation. That said, there are 2 or 3 online taiji teachers (e,g, Liang DeHua and Adam Meisner) who use “na” energy extensively to capture the partner’s body and push him out. Do you also teach this skill, and if not, why not? Thank you for considering my question. Read more

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Student Photos of The Dragon’s Abyss on Daqingshan in 2016. Read more

莒县实用拳法讲座20201016-25th Juxian Practical Method Seminar from Oct. 17th to 18th, 2020.

Instructor: Chen Xu.
Wang Kai, Qiu Yingdong. Read more

34th Daiqngshan Practical Method Seminar Early Morning training on Oct. 5, 2020.
This drill trains: 1) touch hands. 2) become full. 3) going over.
The energy used: stretching.

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