Learn Takedown Techniques for Taiji Pushing Hands
Wrestling, or Shuai Jiao, is one of the oldest forms of Chinese martial arts which developed into a complete system within itself over thousands of years. Wrestling is also one of the main components of traditional taijiquan (tai chi chuan) martial arts training. Taiji Shuai Jiao teaches the skills of destroying an opponent's root and balance, and various takedowns.
Experience an private lesson with one of the world's foremost masters of Chinese martial arts, as Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming instructs Taiji Wrestling applications that can be found within all styles of Taiji, utilizing leg sweeping, tripping, bumping, throwing, and many other techniques.
Course 1 focuses on applying Shuai Jiao techniques found in Crossed Pushing Hands, in which opponents face each other with right hand to right hand, or left hand to left hand:
1. Grasp the Sparrow’s Tail - Right Thigh Bump • 2. Grasp the Sparrow’s Tail - Left • 3. Press-Bump • 4. Small Rollback • 5. Large Rollback 1 & 2 • 6. The Crane Spreads Its Wings • 7. Single Whip • 8. Single Whip variation • 9. Brush Knee and Step Forward • 10. Play the Guitar Lift Hands to the Up Posture • 11. Step Back and Repulse the Monkey • 12. Pick Up the Needle from the Sea Bottom • 13. Strike the Tiger Posture • 14. The Snake Creeps Down • 15. Cross Hands The Crane Spreads Its Wings • 16. The Fair Lady Weaves with Shuttle • 17. Seal Tightly
Course 2 focuses on applying Shuai Jiao techniques found in Parallel Pushing Hands, in which opponents face each other with opposite hands: right hand to left hand, and left hand to right hand.
1. Grasp the Sparrow’s Tail • 2. Single Whip • 3. Press or Squeeze • 4. The Crane Spreads Its Wings • 5. Play the Guitar Lift Hands to the Up Posture • 6. Fan Back • 7. Embrace the Tiger and Return to the Mountain • 8. Diagonal Flying • 9. Step Back and Repulse the Monkey • 10. Wave Hand in the Clouds • 11. The Wild Horse Parts Its Mane • 12. The Fair Lady Weaves with Shuttle Draw the Bow and Shoot the Tiger • 13. Cross Hands Punch Under the Elbow • 14. Step Forward to the Seven Stars • 15. Step Back and Ride the Tiger • 16. Step Forward to Sweep the Lotus