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The Power of Yielding in Push Hands

Push Hands is a two person tai chi exercise. At the Tri-Alliance (Association of Women Martial Artists; National Women’s Martial Arts Federation; and Pacific Association of Women Martial Artists) Gathering (TAG) I taught a session on “The Power of Yielding Force.” It was well attended and received. __________________________________________________________________________ Too often I have had Push Hands experiences where […]


“Perfection is the enemy of good.” Fear of Art This is not to say that we should not strive to become better in our arts, however if we are don’t practice for fear of being wrong then we are destined to quit. On my journey for over 46 years, I still leave myself open for […]

Push Hands

PUSH HANDS – As with tai chi, there are a number of different styles of push hands. No matter if you are doing single hand, two hand, or even some using sticky hands as push hands the principles should remain intact throughout the myriad of changes. Listen, adhere, yield and neutralize. I was taught – […]