On the 10th of June, 2014, Master Chen Zhonghua became visiting professor of Taiji at the Handan Colledge in Handan, Hebei Province in China at a simple ceremony held by Prof. Ma Jibin, president of the College. He was also named the official representative of the college for Canada and the United State. Read more
- Disciples are automatically authorized to teach.
- Disciples in good standing can represent the Master and the school.
- Disciples have the right to establish their own schools under the Master’s lineage.
- All disciples are obligated to promote the system of the Master.
- A disciple must try to visit the Master annually to upgrade his/her learning.
- A personalised application letter (paper form or electronic) must be submitted.
- A letter of reference from one of the disciples must be submitted.
A letter of reference from someone of repute who has known the applicant for more than five year is required from those who do not know anyone in Master Chen Zhonghua’s Practical Method system. Read more
Ceremony conducted at Perth Workshop.
Full Disciple List http://practicalmethod.com/2010/05/chen-zhonghuas-disciples/
In 2009 on Daqingshan, Master Chen Zhonghua instructed me to keep one point on my body stable and fixed during push hands practice. The location of the point was up to me; I could make it be the lower back, rear foot, etc. However, the most important thing was to maintain the integrity and stability of the chosen point. Read more
Grandmaster Hong Junsheng
has been one of the most talked about topics in Taijiquan. Hong defined as having two meanings: one is the upward expanding action of ward-off and the other the overall combined expanding energy that permeates all moves of Taiji. It is the latter meaning of that is most important to him. “Without , there is no Taiji.” Read more
Studies Wu Style Taijiquan briefly from Grandmaster Ma Changxun in early 1980s.
Started to learn Practical Method from Master Chen Zhonghua since October 2009 and became an indoor disciple of Master Chen in May 2011.
Visited Daqingshan once a year since 2009. Wrote LEARNING PRACTICAL METHOD ON DAQINGSHAN (1), (2) and (3) to record his experience in learning Practical Method.
Hong Junsheng Taijiquan Philosophy – As I See it
By Zhang Yanhai 张延海 (Translated from http://chenzhonghua.cn)
Mr. Hong Junsheng (1907-1996) of Yu County, Henan Province was an indoor Taijiquan disciple of Mr. Chen Fake for 15 years and as the result has received true transmission of the art. After many years of inheriting the tradition and developing it, Mr. Hong has brought the essence of Taijiquan to a scientific and philosophical level and provided a systematic analysis of the inherent laws of Taijiquan; and at the same time able to demonstrate them visually in front of everyone. He is the first to propose the use of the mechanical concept of “neutral equilibrium” in Taiji. He has his own unique perspective on “rotation” and “silk reeling”.
Michael Koh was accepted as Master Chen Zhonghua’s disciple in the Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method system. The ceremony was attended by Master Hong Sen and Master Xu Jinge. Other disciples present at the event: Tim Duehring and
Wang Long, Su Lei of Rizhao, Shandong Province, and Chen Xu of Yiyuan, Shandong Province, became master Chen Zhonghua’s disciples at a simple ceremony on Daqingshan on Oct. 4, 2012. The ceremony was chaired by master Hong Sen and attended by all participants of the 7th Daqingshan International Taijiquan Seminar. Read more
Rare footage of Grandmaster Hong Junsheng. Li Zongqing was one of his earlier disciple and assistant. This video came from a 1980s film. It was on an occasion that they demonstrated for the governor of Shandong Province in Jinan.
In a simple ceremony at the Seishinkan dojo in New York, John Upshaw was accepted as Master Chen Zhonghua’s disciple in the Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method system. Other disciples present at the event: Michael Calandra and Todd Elihu. Read more
Massimo Neresini of Italy is accepted as Master Chen Zhonghua’s 91th disciple. The ceremony was witnessed by disciples Giuseppe Bon from Italy,Pavel Codl from Prague, and Steven Chan from Canada
和有禄先生，1963年生于赵堡镇。其拳艺得传于其父和士英(1918-1987)。有禄9岁时，和士英开始传授他祖传拳艺。父亲的严厉，有禄先生至今仍 记忆犹新：“有一次练转身金鸡独立，动作要领掌握得不好，父亲看到后，亲自示范，然后让我练，整整一天，就一个动作，我两眼含泪，不敢哭出来……”。就这 样一晃就是9年下来，有禄完整全面、原汁原味地继承了家传拳架。
在父子教学过程中，父亲发现有禄素质好、十分勤奋，且天分极高，往往不是单纯一招一式简单地 练，总喜欢问个为什么，并善于思考和发现拳势的内涵，而且常常举一反三，触类旁通，甚为欣慰。一天晚上，和士英把有禄叫到身边，语重心长地说：“咱家的 拳，又叫代理架，拳中有理，有《易理》、《中庸》，有医理。练拳要懂理、明理，拳架中也要有理，一层工夫一层理，一层工夫一 层技，技理相合，方达妙境啊 !，”随后，将和兆元、和庆喜、和学信等先人所著及自己手录的太极拳论交给有禄，嘱咐他认真研读。
To all my students, please remember this day and have a moment of silence with us in Beijing!
Below are the students authorized by Master Chen to teach Practical Method
He started learning Yang style taijiquan in 1966 and converted to Chen style in 1972. Read more
Master Ni is disciple of GM Feng, a good friend of Master Chen who visit him often at Daqingshan. He opened a martial art school at nearby Zidongshan city and has produced many push hand champions. Read more
哈乐之先生，号铗简斋主人、笑翁、笑之，男，回族，生于1940年3月，祖籍山东郯城。哈乐之先生一生勤奋好学，对哲学、宗教、民俗诸学科都有较深的造诣，特别在武术、书法领域更是独树一帜。 Read more
涂宗仁现年65岁，为杜毓泽宗师的传人，系陈式第十代传人，他自幼深喜武术，17岁时学习太极 拳，先后曾跟随多位杨氏太极拳名家研习达15年，经过多年的锻炼与思考，深觉杨氏太极拳无法满足自己需求，所以多方访寻太极拳名家。 Read more
Zhu Dongsheng started learning taiji in 2005. He started with Yang style. From 2006 to 2009 he followed monk Shi Guozhuang to learn Chen Style Small frame. From 2009 to 2010 he studied Chen Style Old Frame from friend Zhao Yanan. Read more
Chen Zhensheng, also known as Waterheart, Gonghe, and Liaoweng. When he was young, he studied Chinese wrestling, Shaolin and then Yang style taijiquan, Sun Style Taijiquan , Wuu Style Taijiquan and Chen Style Taijiquan. He became a disciple of Grandmaster Hong Junsheng in 1978 in the lineage of Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method. He is a major lineage holder of Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method.
During a weekend workshop in Maple Ridge, B.C. Canada on Dec. 18, 2011, Gino Nasato of Victoria, B.C. Canada became Master Chen Zhonghua’s latest disciple in the lineage of Hong Master Hong Junsheng’s Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method system. Gino is Master Chen Zhonghua’s 90th disciple.
The ceremony was attended by 16 people from Maple Ridge, Vancouver, Seattle, Vancouver Island and Philadelphia.