TAI CHI PUSH HANDS
This course applies the full range of Tai Chi Chuan techniques to master self-control and control an opponent by learning how to “push hands” with them, lock joints, work with a long staff, and spar in a safe, controlled environment. The teaching and training are set according the student’s level of ability. At the beginning students work cooperatively in pairs to study and practice the principles of relaxation, sensitivity, timing, coordination and balance. Then they learn how to generate leverage, neutralize and redirect various types of force. And if students wish, they can progress to practicing Tai Chi as a competitive sport where two opponents try to unbalance or throw one another.