Daqingshan Clouds 20220929.

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My journey into the Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method started in 2016. In May 2016, I went to DaQingShan to experience first-hand what it feels like against someone who practices this system. At that time, shifu Chen Zhonghua was there and he told me to just try anything on him. Before I knew what happened, I was already on my hands and knees on the floor. I thought I was probably not ready that first time, so I tried again. The same thing happened. I tried a third. I just couldn’t understand how he made me fell to the ground so easily without me putting up a fight or any resistance. It felt so magical to me at that time, a feeling which I simply couldn’t explain.

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The Toronto Practical Method workshop will be back on Oct 8 to 11, 2022. If you have not yet attended one, you will be amazed by the magical taiji skills of Master Chen Zhonghua, and his insightful guidance in your taiji journey. He has the missing piece that many people are looking for. If you have been here before, we are looking forward to training with you again.
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Kelvin Ho is organizing a free Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method online (zoom) introductory class (1 session/week for 4 weeks) in July 2022. If you are interested in finding out what Practical Method is about and would like to give this a try. To register, please send an email to kelvin.ho@practicalmethod.ca or wechat to kelvinkwho with your practicalmethod.com account.

Dates:

  1. Saturday, July 2, 2022 Toronto Time 9 am – 10 am Done
  2. Saturday, July 9, 2022 Toronto Time 9 am – 10 am Done
  3. Saturday, July 23, 2022 Toronto Time 9 am – 10 am Done
  4. Saturday, July 30, 2022 Toronto Time 9 am – 10 am Done

To join the zoom class, click the following link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87304810317?pwd=CNcC1IsbFges4zthZtT0z3b8eTA1gO.1

The following video is a sample of how a Practical Method online class is like.

Bevel Gear 2

by Kelvin Ho on 2022/06/04

Today we did an exercise to rotate the torso horizontally from left to right (first gear), while the arm with the elbow straight as a stick rotated in Ni Chan (second gear).  The second gear’s rotation was driven by the first gear. The result was like how the train wheel turned, and the rod attached to the wheels moved along the rotation without changing direction.
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If you are interested in joining this class, please purchase the June package at:

Push hands is an exercise that examines your understanding of the Taiji principle: Separation of Yin and Yang. While form training transforms your body, push hands provides an opportunity for you to apply your Taiji knowledge and skill. It has also become a popular sporting event both in China and abroad. This workshop is suitable for beginners as well as people at different levels of their training. If you have never tried it before, this is a great opportunity for you to do it in a friendly and safe environment.

推手是一种让人检查对太极原理(分阴阳)理解的练习。 套路训练可以改变人的身体结构,而推手则提供了运用太极拳知识和技能的机会。 它已成为国内外流行的体育赛事。 这训练班适合推手初学者及不同程度培训的太极爱好者。 如果您以前从未尝试过推手,那么这是个让你在友好与安全的环境中初次尝试的绝佳机会。

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Locust Flowers on Daqingshan 20220507.

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This video package contains videos from Toronto Push Hands Workshop on April 24, 2022. On the last Sunday of every month, the Toronto Push Hands Workshop will be held.

In this workshop, we trained foundations, line drills, 2-person drils, and free push hands. Detailed videos on the 2-person drills are included in this video package as listed below.

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Daqingshan in the Clouds April 27, 2022. Read more

Photos of Daqingshan on April 26, 2022.

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Push hands is an exercise that examines your understanding of the Taiji principle: Separation of Yin and Yang. While form training transforms your body, push hands provides an opportunity for you to apply your Taiji knowledge and skill. It has also become a popular sporting event both in China and abroad. This workshop is suitable for beginners as well as people at different levels of their training. If you have never tried it before, this is a great opportunity for you to do it in a friendly and safe environment.

推手是一种让人检查对太极原理(分阴阳)理解的练习。 套路训练可以改变人的身体结构,而推手则提供了运用太极拳知识和技能的机会。 它已成为国内外流行的体育赛事。 这训练班适合推手初学者及不同程度培训的太极爱好者。 如果您以前从未尝试过推手,那么这是个让你在友好与安全的环境中初次尝试的绝佳机会。

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Presenter: Chen Zhonghua  Length: 0 mins  Difficulty: 3/5  Language: English  
Year: 2019  Location: Edmonton Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy  





 

Increase speed in the same direction.

Six Sealing Four Closing – First break the elbow, if that fails, yank the whole arm off the shoulder.

Machine gun exercise – Twisting the towel

Do first 13 with speed, one move at a time.

When you practice intensively, don’t go overboard. Take a break before continuing.

Daqingshan Photos 20211207

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On 1 Dec 2021 during Master Chen Zhonghua’s Chinese Instructor 3 class we were asked to record a video of the first 13 moves of Yilu initiating all moves from the dantian and to ignore the upper body.

Reference: https://www.zhenbudong.cn/archives/148707

A training method we were instructed to emphasise this was to cross your arms and only to use the dantian and legs to complete the form.

 

On 21 Nov 2021, ATNI for the very first time did an Exclusive Interview with Master Chen Zhong Hua.

The outcome was overwhelming…hit beyond 300 participants in this Live Zoom Session.

For those who are unable to view last Sunday Live Session, kindly click on below link.

Kindly see attached words of thanks from all participants, for making this event a Success!!
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Photos of the Daqingshan Castle by Chen Zheng-an on Nov. 18, 2021.

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Special thanks to Alex, Gora, James, ATNI members and all live zoom attendees for contributing and tuning into this Live Webinar on 14 Nov 2021.  It was a great success!!

  1. On the last 5 mins prior to closing (in this recorded session), ATNI and James gave a sneak preview on the upcoming Sunday (21 Nov 2021) for an Exclusive Interview with Master Chen Zhong Hua (@7pm Jakarta Time +7 GMT = 5am Edmonton time).

Kindly mark this special event on your calendar!!

Playback recording for today’s session at link below:

 

Past Video Highlight
On 31 Oct 2021 @ 1600 (Jakarta local time), the Alliance Taijiquan National Indonesia cordially invite Mr James Strider of PM Perth, Australia together with Mr Andi Maman & Jojo (PM Jakarta & Jogjakarta Branch) for the 23rd Webinar Session.  

Jojo Juarsa Taiji Track Records 蔡学超 太极简历 拜师帖:

Name / 姓名: Jojo Johari Juarsa (蔡学超)
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Name: Jojo Juarsa 蔡学超

Location: Tangerang Warehouse, Indonesia

Date: 27 Oct 2021

Mission: Preparing for Yilu Challenge (Nov-Dec 2021)

情报站|绝美!日照五莲大青山日出东方,上演一场光与影的大戏
大众报业·齐鲁壹点 2021-08-19 09:54:41
“太阳初出光赫赫,千山万山如火发。”
8月19日,壹粉“刘玉平”向齐鲁晚报官方客户端齐鲁壹点情报站发来一组日照五莲大青山的日出美景图,太阳冉冉升起,光芒万丈,欣赏这如诗如画的美景,令人无不心旷神怡,流连忘返。
当缓缓升起的旭日,越过云层照射到山巅,照亮万物,便会不自觉地感到心中又一次充满希望。

远处的群山层峦叠嶂,在阳光的照耀下闪烁着如火的光芒。
您身边是否也有这精彩的景色?用镜头记录、捕捉身边的美好,把美丽传递, 一起来分享,欢迎上传至情报站哦~
齐鲁晚报·齐鲁壹点 互动编辑 牛耘

This is a new free community event to be hosted on the three selected Saturdays of July, August and September in 2021. It introduces tai chi as a morning exercise to start the day off. It also celebrates the re-opening of our cities in Ontario.
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Starting on July 7, 2021 – 8 classes
Wednesdays: 6:45 pm to 7:45 pm
Saturdays: 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Location: Near Markham Civic Centre
Content: Taiji foundations and the Practical Method 13-form
For more information, please see https://5lovehd.com/wap/hwtemp.asp?id=616

Some of the Daqingshan Full time students hiked up Yongcuixia on May 30, 2021. This is a 6 km hike on Daqingshan. It is the most difficult hike. It traverses 5 mountains and most of the hike is steep. The narrow paths and steps are mostly overgrown with various vines in the summer and covered with snow in the winter.

This hike shows you the true “nature” of Daqingshan.

This is the Peacock sanctuarary in the Sabo Park in the main tourist area of Daqingshan. It is also the end of the Yongcuixia Hike, returning to the Taiji school.

This is the Peacock sanctuarary in the Sabo Park in the main tourist area of Daqingshan. It is also the end of the Yongcuixia Hike, returning to the Taiji school.

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Instructors Brian Chung and Ling Zili performed Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method (Foundations, Yilu, Erlu and Push Hands) during the World Taiji Day at the University of Sydney in Australia on Saturday 24 April 2021.

There were over 200 people at this event organised by the Tai Chi Association of Australia which was an excellent turnout as was held during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In attendance were disciples Janet Ho, Ling Zili, John Saw, Brian Chung, John Ho and Paul Pryce.

 

World Taiji Day at the University of Sydney in Australia on Saturday 24 April 2021

Disciples Janet Ho, Ling Zili, John Saw, Brian Chung, John Ho and Paul Pryce

Disciples John Ho, Paul Pryce, John Saw, Brian Chung, Ling Zili, Janet Ho

Disciples Brian Chung, Ling Zili

2020 was a very different year. The world suffered from covid-19, everyone had to experience a lot of changes. Master Chen Zhonghua used to hold workshops all over the world non-stop throughout the year, which was inevitably halted, but Practical Method seeked to adapt and developed an online teaching platform with the latest technology. From a set of random classes to regularly scheduled classes by the beginning of 2021, the participating students made rapid progress and benefited a lot from them. This was largely due to being able to have more timely access to Master Chen Zhonghua and his instructors for guidance. The pandemic created an opportunity to allow a new level of Practical Method to soar to a higher level in the new year. Read more

Sydney Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy

Sydney Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy 澳洲悉尼陈中华太极馆

Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method 陈氏太极拳实用拳法

Classes: Sunday 10:00am to 12:00pm – Ling Zili 凌子力
Curriculum: Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method
Foundations, Yilu (First Routine), Erlu (Second Routine), Jian, Theory, Push Hands
Location Details: Peakhurst Park
Instructors: Ling Zili & Janet Ho
Fee: $30 a class. Privates are also available.
Contact: For more information and registration, please contact:
Ling Zili & Janet Ho
+61 430 183 080
Australia Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/practicalmethodaustralia/
Sydney Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/practicalmethodsydney
Resume – Ling Zili 凌子力
Ling Zili was born in Danzhou City, Hainan Province in 1992. Influenced by his brother to learn martial arts, he began learning Taiji at the end of 2010. In 2013 he was accepted as a disciple of Master Chen Zhonghua under the lineage of Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method. Under the careful guidance of Master Chen Zhonghua his abilities have continued to grow.
Ling Zili has been been invited to teach Practical Method around the world including Sydney, Perth, Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Beijing, Suzhou, Wuxi, and Qingdao.
He is a Push Hands champion, winning multiple championship medals competing in Push Hands in Beijing, Shandong, Weifang, and Taiwan.
  • 2014 August – Represented Daqingshan in the “Weifang Martial Arts Festival” and won the 60kg Taiji Push Hand Championship
  • 2015 March – Represented Daqingshan in the “Beijing 2015 First Kung Fu Push Hands Championship Invitational” and won the 65kg Taiji Push Hands Championship.
  • 2015 October – Represented Daqingshan in the ‘’Shandong Martial Arts Conference’’ and won the 65kg Taiji Push Hand Championship.
  • 2015 November – Invited as a teaching assistant of Master Chen Zhonghua to the Indonesia workshop.
  • 2015 December – Invited as a teaching assistant of Master Chen Zhonghua to Singapore workshop. Participated in the ‘’Singapore International Martial Arts Competition’’ and won the gold medal for Traditional Routines and won the gold medal for the Cannon Fist routine.
  • 2016 – Participated in the International Martial Arts Festival held in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Won the silver medal in push hands.
  • 2016 – Invited as a teaching assistant of Master Chen Zhonghua to the Hong Kong workshop.
  • 2017 – Established the Hainan Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy in Sanya City, Hainan.
  • 2018 – Invited as a teaching assistant of Master Chen Zhonghua to Perth and Sydney Australia for the workshops.
  • 2019 – Held a push hands workshop in Sydney.
  • 2022 – Qingshan Instructor

Fetch water with the rubber cord

  • Step on one end of the cord to lock it on the ground, pull it with the rear hand.
  • Train opening of the front kua.
  • Find the appropriate strength in the rubber cord to be strong enough that we cannot use the hands/arms to stretch it, but weak enough that we can use the kua to stretch it. Read more

We hear those things often. In this article I‘ll give an overview of what that means and also write a little bit of how to implement it into your body.

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The video showed 3 moves of the Practical Method Straight Sword form, namely, Left cut wrist, Right cut wrist and Sweep down one thousand soldiers. Read more

Six Sealing and Four Closing

Open the Kua and rotate the torso to push the elbow and drive the arm foward. The elbow need to stay at the top of the Kua and flatened the shoulder. Do not move the knees so the rotation comes from opening the Kua. The movement of the entire arm is like flat to the board and stay inside the rail. The front shoulder need to have a line to the rear foot.

This is the new definition tossing. The movement comes from compression. Large movement compresed to a smaller movement.

Recorded at around 13,500 Yilus.