This DVD contains nearly 90 minutes of instruction on five patterns of Chen Tai Chi Push Hands. Skill in push hands separates the advanced from the novice in Tai Chi. In this DVD, you’ll join a workshop conducted by Sifu Ken Gullette. You will learn the five patterns of Tai Chi Push Hands. As usual, Ken focuses a lot of instruction on the internal body mechanics required for high-quality Tai Chi. You’ll see the mistakes that beginning students make, and watch as they’re corrected.
Push hands can show you the weaknesses in your form, and it teaches you how to sense force coming in from an opponent and how to relax, change, neutralize and counter your opponent’s attack. Push hands is often considered to be the bridge between form and self-defense.
Like the Taiji forms, effective push hands requires maintaining the ground path and peng jin, whole-body movement, and silk-reeling energy, Dan T’ien rotation, and opening/closing the kua. Some of this is covered in this DVD (for more information, see the Internal Strength and Silk-Reeling Energy DVDs).
Among the skills you will learn on this DVD:
- Five patterns of push hands, including stationary and moving patterns
- How silk-reeling energy (spiraling movement) is used in push hands
- Why you should “point your peng jin” at your opponent
- Mistakes to avoid as a beginner in push hands practice.
- …Much more!!
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Watch a Clip from the Chen Tai Chi Push Hands DVD: