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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.

CONDITIONING

Various exercises with the aid of equipment are used to train internal power (Jing) and physical fitness.