Locations : Beaverton, OR

I accepted the challenge to complete 20 Yilu a day from November 1, 2021 through the end of the year. This is number 11 today.


In 2001, I started studying Kung Fu. My teacher also taught Chen Style Taijiquan from Chen Quanzhong. Watching my teacher perform Taiji at one of our demonstrations, I thought it was fantastic. I read “Chen Style: The Source of Taijiquan” by Davidine Sim and David Gaffney and thought I should really switch to Taiji, but I chose to continue down the path of Kung Fu since I had already started it. Read more

I recently decided that it was time for me to start learning Cannon Fist. Although I learned it from my first Chen Taijiquan teacher, I have happily forgotten it since starting the Practical Method in 2011.

Today, I met a man who noticed me reviewing Cannon Fist in an empty hallway of a nearby mall.

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This is my 603rd repetition of the form in 2012.

I am located in Beaverton, Oregon. If you have any questions, please let me know (carlos@practicalmethodbeaverton.com).

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I started learning the Practical Method from video in February of this year (2011). Because I had studied Chen Style Taijiquan since 2006 and did not have a Practical Method teacher in my area, I thought I could learn from the wealth of information and videos available on the Practical Method website.

My first videos were the Basic Foundations and Yilu (First Routine) Detailed Instructions. I have since bought the Energy Alignment videos and various Mini Lessons. I also recommend Yilu Corrections.
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