PUSH HANDS & CONDITIONING
PUSH HANDS TRAINING
Tai Chi Push Hands is a two-person exercise consisting of pre-defined and free style movements. It helps to develop not only the body, but also the mind, as learners are trained to constantly respond to their opponent's changing movements. Push hands training is a complement to forms practice. When two people are pushing hands, they are actually applying Tai Chi movements against a human opponent, reflecting the opposing influences of Yin and Yang.
PUSH HANDS COMPETITION
In Push Hands Competition there are primarily 2 types: fixed step and moving step. In fixed step any movement of the foot off the ground will count as loss of balance. In moving step a perimeter is set, and to be knocked down or out of the ring counts as a loss. Competitive push hands is a good way to test one's skills and understanding of tai chi.
Various exercises with the aid of equipment are used to train internal power (Jing) and physical fitness.