Pushing-hands

Pushing-hands

Prerequisite: Completion of the 150-posture solo form.

This course focuses on the study, research and development of the practices, theories, principles and execution of pushing-hands. It includes Pushing-Hands and Ta-Lu.

10 Preliminary Drills:

  1. Willow
  2. Upward Split and Push
  3. Lower Split and Push
  4. Diagonal Split and Push (White Crane)
  5. Brush Knee
  6. Apparent Closure (Form)
  7. Pull
  8. Staff Breathing
  9. Rooting (3 Variations)
  10. Uprooting and Sparrows Hop (9 Variations)

5 Sticking Hand Drills:

  1. Chop with Fist
  2. Thrusting Hand
  3. Elbow and Chop
  4. Parry and Punch
  5. Ward-Off and Punch (5 Variations)

5 Advanced Drills:

  1. Willow and Hands
  2. Short Energy
  3. T’i-Fang
  4. Withdraw and Attack
  5. Receiving Energy

5 Pushing-Hand Methods:

  1. Single Hand, Horizontal
  2. Roll-Back and Push (5 Techniques)
  3. 4 Directions, Horizontal (18 Techniques)
  4. 2 Hand, Vertical (4 Techniques)
  5. Active-Step, Vertical (2 Techniques)

3 Ta-Lus:

  1. Yangs Family (6 Techniques)
  2. Wang Yen-niens (8 Techniques)
  3. Cheng Man-ch’ings (6 Techniques)