B1 Four Hands Sizheng Tuishou & Moving Step Push Hands – Sam Masich
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As we can read in Chen Yanlin’s original introduction: “when practising the gestures of ‘Thirteen Powers Boxing’, the body, mind and qi are all nourished. In order to advance further, one must learn each of the energies: ‘listening’, ‘comprehending’, ‘sticking’ and ‘issuing’. These cannot be achieved without (studying) push-hands.”
Nowadays, (Taijiquan) players begin their push-hands practice with the fixed-stance practice ‘peng, lü, ji, an’ sizheng tuishou but often do not know the best order in which to practice.
This seminar goal is to teach three of the basic exercises that every taiji practitioner should learn or polish on their way to Push hands: On the first exercise we will look at ‘listening’, ‘comprehending’, ‘sticking’ and ‘issuing’.Through partner exercises we will explore the meaning of these 4 energies.
Meanwhile in the second exercise we will learn moving with the feet using following and covering steps. We will learn to move respecting the principles of taichi and through the movement of the feet we will test and improve our ability to ‘listen’, ‘comprehend’, ‘stick’ and ‘issue’.
Finally on the third exercise we will learn 4 hands circling peng, lü, ji, an (sizheng tuishou) while we ‘listen’, ‘comprehend’, ‘stick’ and ‘issue’.