Push Hands

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15th International Push Hands Meeting

15th International Push Hands Meeting 18th – 22nd February 2015, Hannover, Germany February yet again saw me make my way to the Linden district of Hannover to meet old friends and new at the 15th International Push Hands event run by Nils Klug.  As often recently, I travelled with Ronnie […]

Why Push Hands

Discussion group on push hands took place at Tai Chi Caledonia The following discussion group on push hands took place in Scotland at Tai Chi Caledonia in June 2007 and was chaired by the organiser of the event, Ronnie Robinson. Ronnie Robinson (RR): Welcome to this push hands discussion group. […]

Push Hands – A Beginners’ Guide

Some students who begin learning tai chi are totally surprised by the introduction of a strange partner practice called pushing hands. They are simply minding their own business, doing everything the teacher says, practising at home every day, learning the moves of the form and feeling quite pleased with the […]

The Big Push

A proposal to stop Fixed-Step Push Hands in Tai Chi Competition There is often confusion when I explain to people that tai chi is in fact a martial art. They have seen the hand-form, and it doesn’t fit with their ideas about fighting and the possibilities of violence. This is […]

Wu Style Tui Shou Master

Lui Ji Fa – Wu Style Tui Shou Master I first met Liu Ji Fa on a recent trip to Shanghai to visit my now retired and aging Taiji and Qi Gong Master Li Li Qun. Like Li,  Liu was also a disciple of Master Ma Yueh Liang and also […]

14th International Push Hands Meeting

14th International Push Hands Meeting February 12 – 16, Hannover, Germany The International Push Hands Meeting staged in Hannover, Germany is a firmly fixed schedule in the minds of most northern European players, who like to exchange with others, in the often varied art of tai chi tui shou, or […]

Push Hands Meeting 2013

13th International Push Hands Meeting Hannover, Germany 13 years is a considerable time and many changes can take place over such a period and, despite any superstitious associations to the number, the 13th Push Hands Meeting was no less successful than any of the preceding events. Nils Klug Organised by […]