Instructor: Joseph Pau
Finding the qualities of soft, long and round in our movements.
The aim of this workshop is to give students a way to discover what it means to soften. It is only when you have found a way to soften, that you can understand what being long means. Only when you are both soft and long can you truly be round.
We will be taking moves from the forms and gong sets to find the easiest way to feel what softening, lengthening and roundness is. As such, students are required to have at least one year’s worth of classes at T.S.I.
Members 45 Non-Members 50
Push hands is an important component of the taiji quan system. The practice of push hands helps to rectify the empty hand forms, increase internal strength, develop awareness of self, and cultivate ability to listen to, interpret and transform the force of an opponent. It is through push hands training that one can truly develop the taiji energies.
Instruction to include:
Eight energies and five step
Developing the eight energies in push hands
Moving step push hands
Push hands neigong
Use of silk reeling in push hands
Dalu and variations
Use of the four corners (Cai, Lie Zhou , Kao) in push hands