Push Hands

March 16, 2017

Weightlifting and Tai Chi

Building up muscle by lifting weights has been one of the continual areas of debate in Tai Chi circles. Here we look at the Tai Chi/weightlifting […]
March 16, 2017

The Benefits of Push Hands Practice

Many people who practice Tai Chi form never progress to practicing push hands, and that is fine. But for those who choose to engage in push […]
March 15, 2017

Two Types of Tai Chi Pushing

There are several types of pushing in Tai Chi Push Hands. Here we go over two ways which are opposites of one another in the way […]
March 15, 2017

Is Tai Chi a Martial Art or Health Art?

The argument of the purpose of Tai Chi has come up time and time again. Here, we share what Professor Cheng felt about this matter. My […]
March 15, 2017

The Order of Learning Tai Chi Skills

People have a natural tendency to want to progress as quickly as possible, and sometimes take shortcuts. But in Tai Chi, there really are no shortcuts, […]
March 15, 2017

Cheng Man-Ch’ing’s Spinal Tilt in Push Hands and Form

A very strong characteristic of Professor Cheng’s form is having a vertical spine. However, one very observant reader noted that he did not always maintain this […]
February 18, 2016

The Nature of Push Hands Competition in America

The person who is able to physically dominate the opponent within the framework of the rules wins the push hands match. Sounds simple right? Wrong. The […]
February 13, 2016

As Stanley Israel Used to Say… Just PUSH!

In most sports, there are standardized rules and methods of officiating that athletes can count on. They train in specialized ways that prepare them to compete […]
February 11, 2016

Tai Chi Push Hands and Wing Chun Sticky Hands: A Comparison

As practiced in America, Tai Chi Push Hands is an exercise primarily designed to enhance a player’s ability to remain balanced while in contact with an […]
February 25, 2010

What is Tai Chi Push Hands (Tui Shou)?

Push Hands (a.k.a. Pushing Hands, Tui Shou, Sensing Hands) is an exercise performed by two people who are attempting to improve their Tai Chi skills. Practicing […]
February 24, 2010

So… Tai Chi is Really a Martial Art?

Tai Chi Chuan, which means supreme ultimate boxing or fist, or simply “Tai Chi”, as it is commonly known, is at its most advanced level, a […]