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Grandmaster Tse’s Tàijí Fist 211

Tuī Shǒu 推手 Training – Part 9 So when should we use punching and kicking? In the Chén Shì Tàijíquán 陈式太极拳 – Chén Style Tàijíquán form there is a lot of punching and some kicks in it. Most of the time, in the forms, we will punch with our right hand, however we should also […]

Grandmaster Tse’s Tàijí Fist 210

Tuī Shǒu 推手 Training – Part 8 Once we have become familiar with Huó Bù Shuāng Tuī Shǒu 活步雙推手 – Double Hand Stepping Pushing Hands, we can begin to use almost all the skills of Tàijíquán 太极拳. Now when we train with our partner, we begin by go through and drill the Péng 掤Lǚ 履, […]

Grandmaster Tse’s Tàijí Fist 209

Tuī Shǒu 推手Training Part 7 If we do not want to go against our partner’s pull, we can step forwards with our back leg and step to our partner’s back, circling so that we turn to face them. This is much easier and used less energy. The hands keep following the Lǚ 履, Jǐ 擠, […]

Grandmaster Tse’s Tàijí Fist 208

Tuī Shǒu 推手Training Part 6 When we begin to do Huó Bù Shuāng Tuī Shǒu 活步雙推手 – Double Hand Stepping Pushing Hands in Chén Shì Tàijíquán 陈式太极拳 – Chén Style Tàijíquán we must first start in the correct position. We face our partner and begin by measuring the distance as we did before. This time […]

Grandmaster Tse’s Tàijí Fist 207

Tuī Shǒu 推手Training Part 5 After Dìng Bù Shuāng Tuī Shǒu 定步雙推手 – Double Hand Stationary Pushing Hands, we need to start practising Huó Bù Shuāng Tuī Shǒu 活步雙推手 – Double Hand Stepping Pushing Hands. So after we have become good at stationary Tuī Shǒu we need to progress to stepping Tuī Shǒu. Fighting is […]

Grandmaster Tse’s Tàijí Fist 206

Tuī Shǒu 推手Training Part 4 Once we are in the correct position for Dìng Bù Shuāng Tuī Shǒu 定步雙推手 – Double Hand Stationary Pushing Hands, we need to perform four movements, and in each movement one partner attacks on the other defends. First, Partner 1 pulls the Partner 2’s hand and attempts to break their […]

Grandmaster Tse’s Tàijí Fist 205

Tuī Shǒu 推手Training Part 3 Once we become familiar with Dìng Bù Dān Tuī Shǒu 定步單推手 – Single Hand Stationary Pushing Hands, then we should move on to Dìng Bù Shuāng Tuī Shǒu 定步雙推手 – Double Hand Stationary Pushing Hands, we should not stay on Dìng Bù Dān Tuī Shǒu for too long as we […]

Grandmaster Tse’s Tàijí Fist 204

Tuī Shǒu 推手Training Part 2 In Dìng Bù Dān Tuī Shǒu 定步單推手 – Single Hand Stationary Pushing Hands, when we have finished with our right hand and right foot forwards turning, backwards and opening, which was then practise on the other side, so that the left-hand and the left leg is forwards. This is exactly […]

Grandmaster Tse’s Tàijí Fist 203

Tuī Shǒu 推手 Training Part 1 When we start Tuī Shǒu 推手 Training, we begin with one hand stationary. Everything we do should start simply and easily then we will become interested in it, then we want to carry on learning it. You should not make things difficult to beginners otherwise nobody wants to learn […]

Grandmaster Tse’s Tàijí Fist 202

Tuī Shǒu 推手 with Bā Jìn 八勁 In the past, Tuī Shǒu 推手 was also called Gě Shǒu 擖手. Gě 擖 means rubbing with force or scraping. So two people doing Tuī Shǒu rub their arms together, sometimes with force and sometime they are gentle. It was also called Dǎ Shǒu 打手. Dǎ 打 means […]