Gala Push Hands Meeting 2018

The Gala Push Hands Meeting 2018 with demonstrations from teachers and participants of the 18th meeting. The Gala was moderated by Angela Menzel.

Xin Gao plays the Guzheng during the Gala. You will see Baguazhang, Taijiquan, Qigong, saber, fan, fairy tale and many more acts. The artists are Frederick Behar, Barry McGinlay, Aidas Zilinskas, Huang Tsui-Chuan, Wang Ning, Gabriele Laritz, Ivo Marvan, Gillian Reid, Pim van Broek, Laura Stone, Judith van Drooge, Al Scott, Angela Menzel and participants of the event. 

The next push hands meeting in Hannover, Germany will take place 10 – 14 of April 2019. For further information see

Gala Push Hands Meeting 2018

Video “Gala Push Hands Meeting 2018”

Video “Thank you – Push Hands Meeting 2018”

The International Push Hands Meeting

Founded in 2000 as an annual exchange meeting for the scattered push hands practitioners of different schools and styles in Germany and Europe, the International Push Hands Meeting in Hannover (Germany) evolved into Europe’s biggest meeting dedicated solely to the partner work in Taijiquan – Push Hands and Applications. Our 5-day meeting (Wednesday – Sunday) always takes place in spring; its official language is English.

Push Hands Beginner

Push Hands Beginner are very welcome at this meeting! Below you’ll find videos with impressions of participants who attended the meeting the first time.

NEW – Continuous beginners’ program: Discover Push Hands!

Push Hands (Tui Shou) means feeling or hitting hands and it is one of the most important partner exercises of Taijiquan. Depending on the individual approach it can represent an opportunity to practice the basic principles in respectful partner-work, a possibility to try out one’s limits, a technique of non-verbal communication (hearing by feeling) or a transition from form work to free fighting.
For all of you who are interested in Push Hands but never had the chance to get a basic introduction into the partner-work of Push Hands, there will be a special 5-days course for beginners in the mornings.
If possible, you can bring along your (future) training partner to learn some of the central basic exercises together. This will make training at home much more efficient. If you want to attend on your own, a partner will be found on the spot; during the workshop the partners will be changed regularly anyway.

Review Push Hands Meeting 2018

The next exchange meeting in Hannover will be the Yangsheng Meeting 2018:

Yangsheng Meeting 2018