Category Archives: pushing hands

Centering

Centering, like other combat training exercises in Taijiquan, should not be practiced as though it were an end in itself. Always keep in mind that it is a step in a progression to building skills in Taijiquan fighting. When I … Continue reading

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Mutual Resistance and Double Weighting

The Taiji classics warn against creating a situation of mutual resistance, also called, less clearly, double weighting. What is mutual resistance? A simple illustration would be when in pushing hands one partner is pushing and the other is responding with … Continue reading

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It’s fight training not a waltz

Often when I see video of people performing moving pushing hands routines such as Peng Lu Ji An or Da Lu and even performing the taijiquan fighting set, it looks as if they are waltzing. The moves are smooth and … Continue reading

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Refinement of double pushing hands

Several points came out in today’s practice.  In Da Lu with large roll back #2, do not forget the weigh shifting, forward on attack and backward on neutralization.  In the Yin-Yang symbol tracing, Peng Lu Ji An and other sets, … Continue reading

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