Tui Shou (Push Hands)

Push Hands exercises help to develop a feeling for one's position, flexibility and relaxation while practicing together with a partner.

Practice refines our awareness of our own energy and helps develop appropriate ways of utilizing it.

A “Push Hands” Song from ancient China:

How to fend off, roll back, push and strike
Must be understood deeply.

When above and below follow each other
It is difficult for the opponent to attack.

Allow the opponent to attack with great force.

Use four Liang to move a thousand Chin.

Allow (the opponent) to move forward
And fall into emptiness. Focus and radiate.

Persevere, connect, gather and follow through,
Don’t allow the connection to be cut and
Avoid resistance.