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Trying kick part of Buddha’s Warrior Attendant Pounds the Mortar with locking.

Turn as one piece

Trying first part of Buddha’s Warrior Attendant Pounds the Mortar with 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 and don’t move contact point (pivot) after lock.

Sun Yang wins Muay Thai Gold Belt 20190222

Top New:News just came from Thailand that Sun Yang has won the 67 kg Golden Belt after many rounds of hard fights at the Golden Belt Finals under the auspice of the Thailand Muay Thai Federation. Sun Yang is a disciple of Master Chen Zhonghua, International Standard Bearer of the Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method system and Dean of the Qingshan Taijiquan and Cultural Research Institute of the Rizhao Politechnic. Read more

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





The rule of 10,000 i

by Gawain Siu on 2018/07/23

What’s the best part of my day?

Being with my little girl and her classmates at an all day excursion to Whiteman Park. Kangaroos, native australian birds, bush land, native trees and plants, wild flowers, bugs, big orange ants that bite, native bees (I was stung on my neck), spiders (a couple of kids were bitten), snakes (lucky nobody met one in person)…….the list goes on and on.

What’s the worst part of my day?

Being powerless to her help when she was bitten and scratched by bugs and then when her eyes were swollen and itchy from the pollen on the air (it’s spring).

What have I learnt about myself?

That I love detail.


In my practice, detail is very important. I might even go as far as saying critical.

Imagine walking through a forest without a map or having any idea where you want to go. Lost right?

Well practicing my Yilu is exactly the same. Without the detail of principles, theories and methods I can pretty much do anything.

It’s just like as if I was to drive off in my car without a map or destination in mind. Just meandering around, burning fuel.

Detail such as:

Don’t move
In with elbow no hand, out with hand no elbow
Fix the point
Keep the centre
Yin Yang separation (splitting)
Eat bitter
and many many more.

My current personal challenge is to test the theory of 10,000.

My master, Chen Zhonghua said to me that my body will change after 10,000 Yilus. Apart from stipulating 20 Yilus daily, he didn’t recommend whether I would benefit from this theory if I was to spread out my practice over 10 years or whether it had to be done consecutively.

So I made it mean consecutively.

It takes me approximately 1 hour to complete 10 Yilus.

I’m in week 37, so after completing this week I’ll have 6300 Yilus to complete.

So what’s your journey?

Can you apply the rule of 10,000 to your craft or discipline?


Reach out and let me know.

On target, 20 Yilus today.


Thanks for sharing.

Talk to me on: gawain.siu@gingmo.com.au

Checkout other blog posts on my Medium:  https://medium.com/@gawainsiu

Master Chen Zhonghua gave a challenge to perform 20 yilus a day from end of Nov 2014 to May 8, 2015, which amounted to 3200+ yilus in total. Congratulations to Aaron Bartholomew, Charlie Wishon and Kelvin Ho, who have successfully completed the challenge. Patrick Dickson has also completed 80% of the days despite of his injury and surgery. Thanks to all who have participated in the challenge. It has been great fun.

深山里的国际范The video is in Chinese. Qilu network video reports on Chen Zhonghua’s taijiquan on Daqingshan, China.


Chen Xu of Daqingshan is the new 2013 First Annual Global Health Care Cup Hong Junsheng Taijiquan Exchange Competition held in Jinan, Shandong, China from Oct. 1-2, 2013.

Zili Ling of Daqingshan won second place. Both of them won the push hands division.

陈旭赢 Jinanbisai

Steve Chan, Chen Xu and Ling Ziming from the Daqingshan International Taiji Training Center participated at the 2012 Beijing Chen Style Taijiquan Competition from August 17 to 19, 2012. Steve won gold in the 75-79 kg category; Chen Xu gold in the 60 kg category; Ling Ziming won silver in the 65 kg category.

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Levi Sowers and J. R. Clevenger attended the Midwest CMA Championships in Columbia Missouri. They had a good showing in representing the Practical Method. Levi Sowers won a gold in form, fixed step pushhands, and sword (he was the only sword so that does not count). J.r. Clevenger got silver in restricted step , form, and moving step. They both lost to Stephen Taylor in moving step, who trained on the mountain this year.

Gene, Lao and Andrew went to the 33rd international CAM-AM martial arts tournament on Saturday. They competed in forms and push hands. Lao was awarded 2 bronze in moving step push hands and Andrew was awarded 1.


Massimo Neresini attended the WKU competition in Padua on Feb. 5, 2012. He won three gold medals and one silver in Taijiquan.

Fan form, yang sword 42 and yang form  42 Beijing form and gold medal in Chen Style performing the YILU with the compliments from two referees that hadn’t seen such live performance before!. They were really enthusiastic to see the YILU Hong practical Method!

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Scot Jorgensen fought at continuous scoring in the karate system. Won silver.

Scot Jorgensen at 65 kg won the 85 kg division at this fight.

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  1. Massimo Neresini silver medal at an International Competition in Massa Carrara (PWKA professional wushu kungfu association)
  2. Massimo Neresini golden medal and a cup for the best athlete in Taijiquan at the National Competition in Jesolo
  3. Leo Neresini Bronze medal performing the Yilu at the same competitions.

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Push Hands Division

On May 28/2011,  Gene Hess & Jay Smith competed in the 32nd Can-Am International Championships at the Richmond Olympic Oval in Richmond, BC.

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On April 9th there was an AAU Chinese Martial Arts Tournament in Columbia, MO. I was invited as a judge and Levi Sowers and one of his students Read more

The Canadian Chinese Kuo Shu (Martial Art) Federation had its annual Canadian Kungfu Championships on October 16th 2010 in Markham Ontario.  Three of Master Chen Zhonghua’s students entered various divisions of the Tai Chi competitions. Read more

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Steven Chan at the Canadian National Championships after three months on Daqingshan.

After appointing Li Enjiu as the standard bearer for Hong Junsheng’s Taijiquan in 2002, the Hong family appointed Chen Zhonghua as the international standard bearer for Hong’s Practical Method system on June 19th, 2005. The ceremony was held at the First Annual International Symposium of Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method System. Standard Bearer Li Enjiu attended and presided over the ceremony. Hong Junsheng’s senior son Hong Youren came from Cangzhou for this special occasion. He issued the official certificate to Chen Zhonghua on behalf of the Hong family. On this historical day, Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method enthusiasts from China and abroad gathered at the second floor of the Shun Geng Shan Zhang International Conference Center in Jinan. Read more