Chapter

17

The Art & Science of Push Hands

In This Chapter

Learning the art of Push Hands

Using Push Hands to learn about yourself

Discovering how masters resist many opponents effortlessly

Web Video Support: Push Hands Shifting

Push Hands is a paradox. It is a sparring technique in a way, but it’s also a quiet tool of self-awareness. The way you see Push Hands says as much about you as it does about Push Hands. To one person it may look like a delicate dance, while another may see a physical contest not unlike a sumo-wrestling match. Actually, it can be a tiny bit of both.

By moving your dan tien in toward your opponent, your weight shifts toward your front foot and your Qi flows through the body, exerting a very relaxed force (like ...

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