Events

Comments or notes from workshops by Chen Zhonghua and others in Taijiquan.

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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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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We are elated to have Master Chen Zhonghua back for the annual  North American Practical Method Training Camp. It has been 2 years since he has taught in person!  Though, we all have greatly  benefited from the Zoom lessons.  At this point he is planning on physically being at the camp!  However, the world is unpredictable and we would adapt accordingly (though let’s think positively).

This will be an intensive workshop welcoming students of all levels.  This workshop historically has been attended  by a high number of Master Chen’s disciples.  This benefits the disciples in many ways and provides newer students to additional opportunities for learning.  It’s definitely an atmosphere for becoming immersed in Practical Method!

Once again, the taijiquan training, lodging and dining will be at one location with one cost at the same location where we have  been since 2017.  This will be an intensive workshop focused on Theory, Foundations, Yilu, Push Hands and Broadsword.  Disciples will take part in the instructions.  

There are 32 accommodations on-site and 2 single occupancy cottages.  Those slots will fill up.  We will list hotels near the retreat center and allow those individuals to participate just the same as the other participants.  There will also be a limited number of tents allowed to camp on the premise.

This year’s sign up and on-going camp information will occur on this post.  Please don’t assume you have a bed unless it is confirmed by us.
Price:
4 nights 3 days is $630
5 nights 4 days $780
6 nights 5 days $880

9am check in and check out is following your last day breakfast.

July 14th through July 20th 2022

Prairiewoods Retreat And Conference Hiawatha, Iowa
North American Practical Method Training Camp is happening July 14th through 20th.

This will be occurring at our usual location:
Prariewoods Retreat Center
120 E Boyson Rd
Hiawatha, IA 52233

Stay tuned for sign information

On 5th Dec 2021 (16:00 Jakarta Time), ATNI Chairman (Mr Suharjono Tan) and Vice Chairman (Mr Yohanes S) had a 2 hour non-stop session with our Toronto Instructor – Kelvin Ho.  It was a very breathtaking session, especially for the public audience.  Thank you all Taiji Bros & Sis for attending this session.

For those who missed the Live Session, kindly click below YouTube recording:

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:

  1. A review on our global activities
  2. Special performances on forms and push hands
  3. Recognitions of individuals who have made great breakthroughs in their taiji
  4. 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!

Zoom
URL:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85415740768?pwd=aUFHQzVTTEJ3NXdhd3VCWUk3MmZwZz09

Meeting ID:85415740768
Password:582601

Online Instruction by Master Chen Zhonghua Assisted by Head Coach Alex Marentek & Coach Gora Nebulana

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.  

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

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
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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.

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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

Location: Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center
Date: July 22-25, 2021
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In view of the current Covid-19 restrictions, the government of Wulian held a county wide sports meet, part of it is the 8th Daqingshan Taiji Competition. Thanks to Han Rui, Qiu Liwen, Wang Guixiu and Sun Peiliang.

Video clips:

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Monday Tai Chi at Roadrunner Park. Cannon Fist. Yilu warmup, then drills with jumps and first section. It’s quite a cardio workout. Read more

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We are sorry to announce that this workshop will be cancelled due to covid-19.
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List view on Chinese site: https://www.shiyongquanfa.cn/archives/118135
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Summary

Basically, once again I will combine the 4-day seminar into a summary by grouping what I call related items. It was a great environment to get corrections from others or better understanding of push hand drills. Great bunch of people.
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Tai Chi Gdynia

Detailed information and registration here.

Welcome to Gdynia!

See also impressions of 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015 workshops in Poland.

This year, with Master Chen Zhonghua’s 9th Berlin workshop, we’re celebrating 10 years of the Practical Method in Germany. Anyone who’s interested in participating in this anniversary workshop, please click here for further information and sign up:

http://www.practicalmethod.de/angebote/anmeldung-czh-in-berlin/

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Looking forward! 🙂

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Do you have a New Year resolution to become healthier in 2020? Taiji may be your answer. On Dec. 29, 2019 at 10 am, you will have a chance to experience what taiji is like and what health benefits it may bring you at the Chen Style Taiji Experience Class to be held at Channels of Wellness Centre. Come try it out for free!

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On Dec. 8, 2019, a Practical Method Taiji Push Hands Workshop was held in Toronto. We had 10 participants, and 4 of them were new to Practical Method. Bert Desjardins drove 4.5 hours from Windsor to Toronto to attended this workshop. We also had the pleasure of having Master Liu Xuwei, who teaches Chen Style Taijiquan Small Frame, in attendance. We covered foundations:

  1. Twisting the TowelDon’t move the hand, and only use the foot the squeeze out the hand.
  2. Fetch Water – Don’t move anything, only focus on opening the kua
  3. Six Sealing Four Closing – Lock the front hand and rear shoulder, push the front shoulder into the line formed by the front hand and rear shoulder.
  4. Positive CircleIn with elbow, turn with waist, out with hand. No other body part should be moving except the specific leader.
  5. Negative CircleIn with elbow, drop the hand on the outside, out with hand.

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Sydney Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy

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Master Chen Zhonghua has been coming to Sydney, Australia to conduct annual workshops since 2012. First established by disciples Paul Janssens and James Strider, the Sydney group has now grown to over ten disciples.

Brian Chung, Ling Zili & Janet Ho, Master Chen Zhonghua’s disciples, are the instructors for the Sydney Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy.

Classes and Practice Sessions:
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I was invited along with a number of taiji teachers in Toronto to perform at the 2019 Fountain of Youth Qi Event on Nov. 23, 2019. Each teacher first performed a routine of his choice on stage. In the 2nd part of the event, each teacher demonstrated Cloud Hands, Single Whip and White Crane (Goose) Spread Its Wings of his style. Over generations of transmission, there are many variants of these moves. Many thanks to Sharon Liu, Founder of Fountain of Youth Qi for the invitation and organization of such event.

Official Page: http://www.dyysg123.com/206593211320581365232424739178236373103426371.html
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We are pleased to have Master Chen Zhonghua back for the 4th annual training camp.  Once again, the taijiquan training, lodging and dining will be at one location with one cost at the same location as last 3 years.  This will be an intensive workshop focused Theory, Foundations, Yilu, Push Hands and Broadsword.  Disciples will take part in the instructions.
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 Master Chen Zhonghua’s 2019 Bali Workshop

You are duly invited to join Master Chen Zhongua’s 2019 Bali Workshop, organized by Practical Method Indonesia.

This will be Master Chen’s only SE Asia Workshop for 2019, so it’s not to be missed!

Please read the details below for all accommodation and payment options.

Date: 22-24th November
Time: Friday 22nd – 1pm to 9pm
Sat/Sun 23-24th – 9am to 5pm

Location: Mercure Resort Sanur,
Mertasari St, Sanur Kauh, Denpasar Selatan,
Denpasar City, Bali 80228, Indonesia.

Workshop Price: US$200 Cash payable at the start of the workshop
Includes 2 Workshop T-Shirts – Sat/Sun Lunch – Coffee/Tea during breaks

Private Tuition with Master Chen: USD$100 for 50mins (*By appointment only & subject to availability*)

Accommodation Options: (*These will need to be booked by yourself*)

1. Mercure Resort Sanur:
(*When booking contact them directly and ask for the corporate rates listed below using the Taiji Workshop code*)
Mercure Website – TELEPHONE: +62 361 288 833

Rates Per Night: 1. Superior room IDR 1.350.000 (USD$96)
                                  2. Deluxe room IDR 1.250.000 (USD$89)
                                  3. Standard room IDR 1.000.000 (USD$71)

2. Blajong Home Stay:
Blanjong WebsiteBooking.com Website – TELEPHONE: +62 361 270 335
Rates Per Night: 1. Delux Room USD$29
                                  2. Standard Room USD$24

3. Various Options:
(*When booking remember to check Accommodation location against Workshop location for walking distance*)

Booking.com Website with Dates Entered for Sanur Area
AirBnB with Dates Entered for Sanur Area

*Once you have paid your workshop fee, please reply to:  james@practicalmethod.com.au with CONFIRMATION OF RECEIPT (PDF or JPEG), your FULL NAME and your T-SHIRT SIZE.*

Airport pickup can be arranged at around USD $22. Please forward flight details to arrange.

If you need any further assistance, don’t hesitate to contact me, we’re here to help!

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Instructor: Master Chen Zhonghua
Date: Mar 7-10, 2020

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I moved out of Vienna and I‘ve been thinking how I could offer Practical Method classes here in Lower Austria. In Vienna I started a group from scratch, together with Fabian. But with three kids now and a full time job I simply have no resources to start a group this way. “There must be a better method” I thought. And, as is often the case at the country side, my neighbor helped me out.
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It’s the third year since we started the European Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method Meet-Up Series. It continues this year in Toulouse, France in August 24/25th at the Main Garden Square or at the 3 rue du Gorp 31 400, depending on weather.

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Tai Chi Gdynia

Detailed information and registration here.

Welcome to Gdynia!

See also impressions of 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015 workshops in Poland.

Night of Push Hands is an event for push hands enthusiasts to improve their skills. Matches will be run in a tournament format with different weight divisions, and winners from the weight divisions will compete in the grand championship round. There will be a referee for each match with two 2-minute rounds with a 1-minute break in between.

Anyone interested are welcome to join. Spectators are also welcome.

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2018中国体育旅游博览会体育旅游精品赛事2018 China Sports and Tourism Exposition Award of Excellence for A Sport Event

Awarded to:

Shandong Daqingshan International Taiji Competition

China National Sport Commission Sport and Cultural Development Center

December 2018

2018中国体育旅游博览会体育旅游精品赛事

山东大青山国际太极拳大赛

国际体育总局体育文化发展中心

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