On Jan. 9, 2022, Guangrao held its annual Practical Method general assembly. It was hosted by Hu Xiuyun, one of Master Chen Zhonghua’s local disciples. 40 People attended the event.
Kelvin Ho took on the https://practicalmethod.com/2014/07/the-yilu-challenge/.once again and completed 200 yilus on Dec. 24, 2021 as inspired by Sooyeon Zacharias’s 180-yilu record on Dec. 18, 2021. He first attempted the challenge back in 2018, and completed 115 yilus. He started at 3:35 am and finished at 1:05 am. The entire duration was 21.5 hours broadcasted on zoom with 16 hours and 5 mins actually doing yilus. Many people came to visit and cheered. Many thanks for everyone’s support, especially for Sevastianos Maillis from Greece, Jojo Juarsa from Indonesia, and Sooyeon Zacharias from Canada who did yilus along side through zoom. They definitely helped ease this challenge. Sevastianos completed 36 yilus, Jojo completed 71 yilus (his personal best), and Sooyeon did another 100 yilus. For more information about , please refer to
Thanks to Instructors Chen Xu and Qiu Yingdong, and host Zhuang Yan. The 11th Practical Metod Seminar in Quanzhou, Fujian, China was a big success! Read more
Sooyeon Zacharias is the new record holder for doing the most number of yilus in single day. She did 180 yilus on Dec. 18, 2021 from 6:00 am to 11:59 pm with an actual effort of 18 hours. She has so far performed a lifetime total of 12579 yilus.
The previous record was held by Han Rui and Wang Kai for 172 yilus back on Aug. 31, 2017.
For more information, please see: https://practicalmethod.com/2014/07/the-yilu-challenge/
A: Hey Sooyeon, are you on vacation?
S: Yes, I am.
A: What do you do then?
A: Don’t you do that everyday already?
S: Yep, just more of it, about 9 times more to be exact.
A: That’s not a vacation.
S: It’s an yilucation, and I love it.
Date: Dec. 12, 2021
Time: 4 pm WIB or 4 am EST
As this year comes to a close, we are organizing an online zoom event to gather the PM students together around the globe to celebrate our achievements in 2021. In this event, we will include:
- A review on our global activities
- Special performances on forms and push hands
- Recognitions of individuals who have made great breakthroughs in their taiji
- A resolution speech from Master Chen Zhonghua for the new year
Mark your date and time.
Date: Dec. 18, 2021
Time: 8 pm China Time/7 am Eastern Time/5 am Edmonton Time
See everyone at the event!
Online Instruction by Master Chen Zhonghua Assisted byCoach Alex Marentek & Coach Gora Nebulana
Date: Dec. 5, 2021
Time: 4 pm WIB or 4 am EST
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!!
Chatline from Zoom Meeting 21 Nov 2021_211126_214843
There will be an interview with Master Chen Zhonghua on Nov. 21, 2021 at 5 am Edmonton Time.
The interview will be conducted in English. The content will mainly be Master Chen’s stories of learning from Masters Hong Junsheng and. Everybody is encouraged to attend. Tell a friend! Thanks.
Meeting ID: 82543303297
Other scheduled Practical Method interviews:
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!!
- 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:
Speakers: Alex Marantek and Gora Nubulana
Date: Nov 14, 2021
Time: 4 pm Indonesian Time (4 am Eastern Time)
Language: Bahasa Indonesia
Session 1 – Technical Applications of Practical Method
Name: Jojo Juarsa 蔡学超
Location: Tangerang Warehouse, Indonesia
Date: 27 Oct 2021
Mission: Preparing for(Nov-Dec 2021)
Master Chen Zhonghua always says that we need to do 20 yilus a day. If you haven’t done it before, consider to give this a try. For this challenge, you will need about 2 hours a day, which can be divided into multiple sessions to fit into your busy schedule to practice 20 yilus. By the end, you will complete about 1200 yilus. Read more
Rachelle Bergeron, a long-time disciple, host, and organizer of Master Chen Zhonghua workshops in Ottawa, received a special present from her hubby recently — a sword rack that Emile himself made!
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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.
Regardless of the current difficulties this year, we will be organizing the 5th European Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method Meet-Up. It continues this year close to Żywiec, Poland on August 28th through 29th. This years host is Damian Jagosz, who is a very dedicated student of our style. Read more
Practical Method training photos in Yangshuo, China 20210613 Read more
Yangsuo (Guilin) Practical Method is set to debut at the local Elementary School on June 1st, 2021! This is a video of the students rehearsing for the public ceremony on June 1st.
When I grew up in China in the 1960s, Wushu (Chinese Martial Arts including Taiji) was an everyday, every person activity, much like hockey for Canada and Baseball for the USA.
June 1st is Children’s Day in China! Read more
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.
More photos of Chen Xu’s Jimo Practical Method Seminar on May 30, 2021
Daqingshan Taiji Competition on May 29, 2021. This is part of the 2021 Wulian (county) official sport meet event. The Daqingshan Taiji Academy was subcontracted to organize the Taiji forms and Push Hands portion of the event.
Here are some photos.
Chen Xu Practical Method Seminar in Jimo, Shandong 20210529.
Huang Xuxiao asked Chen Xu for a private lesson, as the information got out, more and more people wanted to join. It became a workshop from May 29 to 30, 2021. Read more
I went to the park to train. It’s the end of the school year so schools have picnics. 5 girls approached me and wanted to learn…so I taught them the first posture. Two school officials approached me and inquired…I gave them my background. It’s a private school and the asked me to teach Taiji next school year. I continued to practice…between yilus a group of 15 kids approached me and wanted to learn….public training is good recruitment of students…
Trying kick part of Buddha’s Warrior Attendant Pounds thewith locking.
Turn as one piece
Trying first part of Buddha’s Warrior Attendant Pounds thewith locking.
Training snapshot with some push hands.
Hubert (14yrs old) push hands session
Stepping, White Crane Spreads Its Wings with locking, Heavy arm training
Flash the back (Shan Tong Bei)
Lazy fun with first part of Block Touching Coat, Don’t power up but only open.
Adjust andcontact point (pivot) after lock.
36th Daqingshan Practical Method Seminar Photos
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.
Here are some photos. Read more