Here at the frontier, the leaves fall like rain. Although my neighbors are all barbarians, and you, you are a thousand miles away, there are still two cups at my table.

Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn, a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter. If your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life.

~ Wu-men ~

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Wu Style Taijiquan Push Hands Applications

I've just been introduced to push hands. I've been told that there are 12 types of push hands practiced in the Wu style, from very basic, to free style. I've been introduced to the first two.

This clip, which came from Youtube, shows a senior Wu style teacher, Tony Chan, demonstrating applications from push hands. Enjoy.


ms_lili said...

good stuff. i thought for sure he had him when he picked him up. he makes it look easy.

andi said...

I've decided that 2008 is the year I get to grips with pushing hands - I know what I've been doing wrong for the last three years and I'm going to fix it over the next twelve months.

Rick Matz said...

My goads in taijiquan are to absorb a lot of form refinements, and to get a good foundation in push hands.

Anonymous said...

That throw at 1:15 was fantastic.

Zen said...

Push Hands is fun stuff. Sisuk says it is great for learning as long as one keeps their ego out of it!
When doing push hands, when you lose you win.

Rick Matz said...

I'm finding it to be pretty challenging in a number of different ways. It's all good.