Category Archives: pushing hands

Taiji Push Hands: How To Tune Your Joints By Dropping

Taiji Push Hands: How To Tune Your Joints By Dropping

How do you practice your turns? This is a very useful video for your push hand practice by Master Byron. Please like it and share it with others.

Note that other Tai Chi styles or other levels may have different interpretation of this same topic, we hope people can appreciate this version.
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Push hands Taiji Workshop at the 2014 Chinese American Olympics of Northern California

Push hands Taiji Workshop at the 2014 Chinese American Olympics of Northern California
 


August 9, 2014. This is the push hands workshop at the twelfth annual Chinese American Olympics of Northern California. 北加州華人體育. This opening of last year can be found here:

http://youtu.be/0Lvlp-yorvk

Push Hand Common Mistakes Leg Push & 3-point Lock Up

Push Hand Common Mistakes Leg Push & 3-point Lock Up

Note that other Tai Chi styles or other levels may have different interpretation of this same topic, we hope people can appreciate this version. 
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Push Hands Alignment Uncontrollable Shaking

Tai Ji Push Hands Alignment Uncontrollable Shaking

A student can not control his shaking while practicing Tai Chi push hands. We would like to share this video with you to let you know this is OK, even though it is pretty rare. Have you had this kind of situation? Let us know.
There are tricks to cure hiccups because hiccups are common. For this type of shaking, since it is not common, we have not found any quick fix, let us know if you have any tricks for the cure. Do you think the shaking may lead to some greatness or weakness, leave comments below?

Tai Chi Push Hands For Beginners, Part 8, Trunk is 50% Weight

Tai Chi Push Hands For Beginners, Part 8, Trunk is 50% Weight

Tai Chi Push Hands For Beginners, part 8. In this video I will share with you my own practice tips for the beginners.
In his book, Master Zhuanghong Wang discussed the body weight very often. So this time I am focusing on the majority of our body weight: the trunk which is over 50% of our body weight. This is the low hanging fruit, we could easily make improvement fast.

Sometimes your master teaches you 10 ways to practice, maybe only one of them work for you because students have different background and body conditions. The best practice is having a good master feeding you the correct force, however most of the time we are on our own. Many of the things I shared in the videos are not the traditional Tai Chi training, sometimes even they are the “wrong” moves, but I believe those “wrong” moves could speed up your progress. In this video, I am not trying to achieve the goal of Tai Chi push hands, because that is a very tough goal. This video I am only trying to reach the goal of increasing the size of your motor cortex (corresponding to the control of 50% of your body weight).

However this video may not be for everyone. Some people are very faithful in terms of one style practice, other people try to find short cuts. Both kind of people may reach their goal, see the link for “Learn Anything” video http://youtu.be/mLaJzvMobr0

Are you into training aids? This video also includes one demo to construct a training device. They are really intended for the very beginners. Please leave comments below if you are interested in testing some of the devices (however if not many people are interested, we may not pursuit further).

Hope other people can contribute more training ideas and let us know why they work for you.

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http://basks.com/forum/showthread.php?p=169
http://basks.com/tai-chi-push-hands-…inners-part-7/
http://basks.com/forum/showthread.php?p=139
http://basks.com/tai-chi-push-hands-…inners-part-6/
http://basks.com/forum/showthread.php?p=124
http://basks.com/tai-chi-push-hands-…inners-part-5/
http://basks.com/forum/showthread.php?p=106
http://basks.com/tai-chi-push-hands-…inners-part-4/
http://basks.com/forum/showthread.php?p=97
http://basks.com/tai-chi-push-hands-…inners-part-3/
http://basks.com/forum/showthread.php?p=91
http://basks.com/tai-chi-push-hands-…inners-part-2/
part 1 of this series is at
http://basks.com/tai_chi_push_hands_beginners/
http://basks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=39