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Jet Li in Fearless- Inner Peace

Posted by Editor on December 20, 2006

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Naruto- Transcending Love Video Clip

Posted by Editor on December 20, 2006

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Chen Zhonghua Course Offerings

Posted by Editor on December 16, 2006

For your information, opportunities for instruction from Chen Zhonghua:

1. There will be a full time taijiquan training course on Daqingshan Mountain in China from May 1, 2007 to July 30, 2007. For more information please go to: www.daqingshan.org

2. Master Chen Zhonghua’s 2007 workshop schedule is posted here for those who are interested:

http://142.179.193.231/Lists/Events/MyItems.aspx

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Chen Zhonghua Intro Video

Posted by Editor on December 16, 2006

This clip shows an excerpt from some instructional sequences. Chen Zhonghua is seen in various settings and segments of his instructional material, giving a good survey of some of his specialities as a teacher. Some form segments, some explanation of techniques, and some applications. His open interaction in working with students can be seen in some of the footage.

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Q & A Response: Hong Junsheng’s Usage of “Grinding” in Silk Reeling Applications

Posted by Editor on October 17, 2006

A reader named chenquestion submitted a very interesting question in our Student’s Q & A and Comments  section. (Which is open to any and everyone for these types of questions or comments, by the way.) In comments 4 and 5, Chenquestion Says: he queried about Hong’s usage of the term “grinding” which he refers to sometimes as he explains circular movements during applications. He wondered if the term implied force against force. So here we can explore Hong’s ideas in a section from Volume one of Theory. Read the rest of this entry »

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Chen Zhonghua: Upcoming Workshops in Arizona, Puerto Rico, and Vancouver

Posted by Editor on October 7, 2006

Following is information on upcoming workshops with Chen Zhonghua, teaching Hong’s practical method of Chen style Taijiquan: Read the rest of this entry »

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Chen Zhonghua: Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method Workshop, New York Oct 12-15

Posted by Editor on September 26, 2006

Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method Workshop: Foundations of Taijiquan

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“Mind-Intent” and Force: Hong Junsheng’s Perspectives

Posted by Editor on September 24, 2006

Reply to Wujimon: Focus for Form Practice, Point 3
Here we reply to Wujimon’s Point three, (go here for reply to points 1 & 2, and here, for original post) which raised some issues relevant to Hong’s valuable contributions to Chen Style Taiji theory and practice. Read the rest of this entry »

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Chen Style Workshop in Michigan, Sep 28 – Oct 1

Posted by Editor on September 21, 2006

Rick Taracks is a highly respected teacher of Yiquan, Taiji, and push hands, teaching in Michigan. For the past 6 years, Read the rest of this entry »

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Reply to Wujimon: Focus for Form Practice, Points 1 & 2

Posted by Editor on September 8, 2006

In response to our latest post on Focus for Form Practice, Wujimon raised some very penetrating questions. This provides us with an opportunity to investigate some details connected with the points, for clarification Wujimon is seeking, and for deeper understanding for all of us. First, let’s review Read the rest of this entry »

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Focus for Form Practice at Beginning Intermediate Level

Posted by Editor on August 30, 2006

During a class of private instruction, this past weekend, we found some focus techniques which proved very effective for helping a student progress in his practice. Hopefully, readers here will be able to benefit from exploring these concepts. Read the rest of this entry »

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Hong Junsheng: Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method- Volume 1: Theory

Posted by Editor on August 11, 2006

(Warning to readers, this is a rave review! Can’t help it, love the book.)

Volume One Book Cover

The publishing of this work, for the first time in English, is the culmination of a process begun at least 76 years ago, when Hong Junsheng began his Taiji studies with Chen Fake. Read the rest of this entry »

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Great Article on Hung Junsheng

Posted by Editor on August 5, 2006

Somehow we had never come across this before. Now, to spare all you readers from further chance of the same lack, here is the link to an inspiring article , Read the rest of this entry »

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Letter from friend: Unique solution to end Middle East Crisis

Posted by Editor on August 2, 2006

Internal Arts IA promises to offer discussion of internal arts beyond the martial genre. My friend sent me the following letter and news story, which presents a truly “internal” approach to resolve military conflicts. Since thousands of years of the confrontational approach has certainly proven futile, the logic of trying something new has a positive ring to it , in our book. In future posts we may be able to explore new trends in world collective consciousness which may offer some glimmer of hope for more intelligent approaches to the myriad of problems facing us today. Read the rest of this entry »

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Torso Connected with Kua Rotation

Posted by Editor on July 30, 2006

There has been a lot of continuing interest in discussion of the kua, over at Neijia Formosa. The writers commenting on Song kua-sink the kua , comments 13-17, have demonstrated a fairly sophisticated understanding of subtle nuances of mechanics of movement. However, I would like to address some points in terms of what I would view as Read the rest of this entry »

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Formosa Neijia Insights on Kua article

Posted by Editor on July 27, 2006

At Formosa Neijia, Chessman 71 has posted a very insightful commentary on our post Function and Usage of the Kua. In his post Song kua, pt. 2, (July 24th, 2006 at 12:57 pm) (Taijiquan) he has identified core principles in Chen Zhonghua’s teaching. Here we will further consider Chessman 71’s perspective.

Chessman 71 grasped this central point and excerpted it:

“Kua is the joint responsible for transmission of power. Read the rest of this entry »

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Students Q & A and Comments

Posted by Editor on July 23, 2006

In this section students of Taiji can ask questions, describe experiences and perspectives, provide feedback, or contribute anything relevant to their Taiji practice. It is open not only to students of Internal Arts IA, but also to any students of Taiji, who can feel free to join the open dialogue.

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Reply to Wujimon:Background for Kua article

Posted by Editor on July 22, 2006

wujimon Says:
(July 21st, 2006 at 6:07 pm) Wow.. It’s going to really take a bit of time to try and digest the content before I can even know what to ask!………shedding some light on the intricacies of the kua!

That is exactly how I felt in the process of conducting that interview. Actually, that process took place over a period of 2 years! The project Read the rest of this entry »

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Function and Usage of the Kua

Posted by Editor on July 20, 2006

This interview we conducted with Chen Zhonghua, is the prepublication version of an article which appeared in the Fall of 2005 issue of TaiChi Magazine. It is offered here as a source for future discussion and feedback, for interests of the readers. Read the rest of this entry »

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Form Practice Suggestions

Posted by Editor on July 19, 2006

Form practice is obviously well recognized as a vital component of Taiji training. Perhaps less recognized is the vast variety of approaches one might employ, in the days, weeks, months, and years of daily form practice. Following is just a sample suggestion for a conscious strategy one might employ to focus on during form practice, for specific areas of enhancement. Read the rest of this entry »

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Silk Reeling Practice Guidelines

Posted by Editor on July 19, 2006

Following are suggestions for working with material you have learned. This may be anything, such as Qigong methods, Taij form instruction, or in the case of this example, silk reeling practice.

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