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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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part 1 of this series is at