Mon. & Wed., 8:40-9:40pm
Tuishou (lit. "push hands") is the beginning of two person practice in taijiquan. Its practice develops sensitivity, yielding, neutralizing, and internal strength, using body mechanics developed in the form. Tuishou gives the student a venue for training these skills and practicing taiji's basic movements without the danger of a free sparring or swordplay setting.
New students will first learn to yield to pushes instead of resisting or bracing. From there, students learn to neutralize and return pushes using taiji's method of releasing energy (fajin). Push hands play ranges from simple, single-hand fixed position exercises to more complex two-hand moving-step push hands.