Push Hands

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Push Hands

Push Hands / Pushing Hands / Tui Shou Tui Shou (Chinese: 推手, pinyin tuī shǒu; Wade-Giles: t’ui shou, pronuciation: soundfile), also called Push Hands or Pushing Hands is a two-person training routine, especially in Taijiquan but also in other internal martial arts. Push Hands as a partner exercise provides a possibility to […]

17th International Push Hands Meeting

The 17th International Push Hands Meeting will take place in Hannover (Germany) from April, 19th to April, 23rd 2017. The 17th International Push Hands Meeting is a 5-day exchange meeting independent of styles. The idea of a cordial, professional and international gathering is its main feature. No styles or approaches […]

The Eight Gates of Tai Chi Chuan

In the work of tai chi chuan there are certain key aspects or qualities that should be trained to allow a fuller understanding of how the art works, both as a health exercise and more essentially, as an effective martial art. The starting point for learning tai chi chuan is […]

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 […]