Push hands is the skill of sensing through your hands, lightly neutralizing and applying counter force. It is a middle skill, arising our of the Tai Chi Chuan form, and is a practice and skill in its own right, as Tai Chi form is. Also like form, while complete in itself, it is a doorway to the next skill, martial applications. Taught by renowned Tai Chi instructor William C Phillips, this video is formatted as a series of lessons on the fundamentals of push hands, explained through solo and two person exercises, as well as a variety of neutralizations. These skills are helpful for good push hands, using minimal effort to get optimal results, according to the principles of Professor Cheng Man Ching.
- Develop solid foundational push hands skills
-Detailed explanations exercises and techniques
-Multiple camera angles and close up footage provided
-See Tai Chi principles demonstrated in unrehearsed, freestyle play
Sifu William C Phillips is founder and chief instructor of the Patience Tai Chi Association and has been practicing martial arts since 1965. He studied Tai Chi Chuan under the late Professor Cheng Man Ching and holds 5th degree black belts in Ju Jitsu & Karate.
Length: 55 min.