Locations : Phoenix
Practical Method Phoenix, Ping Wei
Regular classes on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings, from 7:30 to 8:30am at Roadrunner Park.
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Call (602-373-3457) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details.
- Double negative has to be more vertical – open below, closes up top.
- Buttocks cannot protrude. Kua is not open enough. It will hurt.
Notes from Day 1, Phoenix Practical Method Workshop
These are pretty rough, just short statements.
Every movement needs to have intent and some reference. When we do taiji we need intent. Taiji is governed by yin yang.
We need to see what is really there. Usually we think we see but that is not what is really there.
At the Phoenix workshop Master Chen had someone place a pole from his hand to the arch of his back foot. In w/ elbow his and and forearm slid along the pole. He has a shorter pole placed by his front kua a slightly upward angle. His elbow followed the 2nd pole while the hand stayed on the 1st pole. He then said, it’s actually “out w/ foot” as the hand only guides the direction.
- Reference points: counting is to establish a standard for us to be able to teach and communicate
- Direction: must not lose the aim. Don’t lose the 45 degree facing when practicing the foundational exercises
- 3 count: 1. in elbow; back shoulder to forward foot is the axis. 2. rotate waist don’t involve spine and don’t lose previous axis. 3. push foot, aim at hand. There is a split in the middle. Again don’t lose previous two axes
We are excited to announce that Master Chen Zhonghua will return to Phoenix in January 2018 to give Practical Method workshop. The dates, January 20 and 21 (Saturday and Sunday), are confirmed. Save the dates and don’t miss this exciting opportunity.
The workshop will focus on Gongfa (foundations) and Quanfa (forms inand Cannon Fist).
Workshop Venue: World Martial Arts Academy, 2028 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85006
Time: 9am to noon; 2pm to 5pm.
Workshop Fee: Register by January 10, $300 for both days (lunches are included);
$200 for one day.
Register after January 10, $350 for both days, $250 for one day.
Send the check or money order to Ping Wei (Pay to Ping Wei),
10622 N. 8th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85020
If you have any questions, please call or email Ping Wei, 602-373-3457.
I don’t know if it’s accurate, but I tried my best to record all I’ve heard and saw in the two-day workshop.
- Change “一” shape structure to ” V ” shape to get a 3D structure
- If there’s a V shape structure with ABC points as joints. A Taiji movement would be:
A as a hinge. It doesn’t move at all, but able to rotate.
B as a connection between two arms. Its track will not change because A and C are restricted. And will move towards the different direction of A.
C as the only free moving part. But its track must be pre-defined before it moves, and need to be related to A.
Master Chen’s Practical Method workshop and private lessons in Phoenix, Arizona, October 1-4, 2016. Read more
Practical Method Phoenix, AZ Workshop October 1, 2016 – October 2, 2016
by Chris Liu on 10/4/2016
When I discovered the Practical Method, I started watching a lot of Master Chen’s videos. This led me to read more in depth about Taiji and its rooted philosophy in Taoism. I watched, and read, and thought about it every day for over a year then one day, I finally believed I was ready to meet Master Chen. Read more
Master Chen Zhonghua Practical Method Workshop
September 26-27 (Saturday & Sunday), 2015
Master Chen Zhonghua is scheduled to come to Phoenix, USA on September 20 and 21 in 2014. He is going to teach the Practical Method Erlu (the Canon Fist) in the workshop. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn the form directly from Master Chen.
More details will follow.
Book your space early by Contact Ping Wei: email@example.com; 602-373-3457
Master Chen Zhonghua’s Phoenix Workshop
October 15 (Tuesday) to 18 (Friday)
When I first heard Master Chen said “not-on not-off” in push hand a few years ago, I thought it was impossible. We either push (on), or not push (off). Through years of training, I slowly come to understand that “not-on not-off” is the result of “peng”, or .
A few days ago, after I wrote about stepping training by hugging a tree, I dreamed about a new exercise to help students experiencing “not-on not-off” by pushing a tree. Read more
During Master Chen Zhonghua’s Nov. 2012 Phoenix workshop, local students and the organizer Master Ping Wei accompanied everybody on a tour of the Grand Canyon and Sedona. Here are some photos of their Grand Canyon visit.
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It was a beautiful morning in Phoenix, Arizona. Went to my Tai Chi class at 7:30am. Adam, Read more
I treasure every learning opportunity if I go to see Master Chen or he comes to stay with me (in Phoenix, Arizona). Unfortunately, I am such a slow learner, I won’t get sudden enlightenment. My goal of attending workshops is to learn one thing at a time. Read more
Most of the following relate to Tai Chi principles and form, but some are just general comments. All the comments below were either heard directly from Master Chen, or conveyed from another person who heard the lesson directly from him, or is based on my personal observation or experience. – Marvin Glotfelty Read more