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Dr. Yang's Tai Chi Pushing Hands Master Class

by David W. Grantham, Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming

Learn How to Apply Your Tai Chi with Push Hands. Here's Everything You Need to Master Push Hands. 

Dr. Yang brings to you the most comprehensive study of Tai Chi Push Hands within this Tai Chi Pushing Hands Master Class. You'll receive both of Dr. Yang's revered books on Tai Chi in both print and eBook, along with all his streaming videos pertaining to the application of Tai Chi through Push Hands and emitting explosive power (jing). Here are the guidelines to Push Hands master, a must for serious Tai Chi practitioners. 

Push Hands is the part of Tai Chi Chuan (taijiquan) that makes your practice a true living art. Tai chi push hands practice is a necessary next step for tai chi practitioners who wish to make their art come alive. When you finish learning a tai chi form and begin the next level of your practice, it’s time to focus your efforts on learning the deeper theory and principles of tai chi’s amazing power (jing).

Dr. Yang's tai chi can be traced back to the Yang family through Master Kao's teacher Yue, Huanzhi (樂奐之), an indoor disciple of Yang, Chengfu (楊澄甫). Dr. Yang continued his study and research of Taijiquan with Master Li, Mao-Ching (李茂 清).

Be among the first to receive the new Tai Chi Pushing Hands book for the first time in Hardcover format. As a very special and rare opportunity, your hardcover book will be AUTOGRAPHED by Dr. Yang and will include his traditional inked calligraphy seal. 

√ Start with Solo exercises to develop your structure and understanding.

√ Learn to visualize an opponent and develop your "sense of enemy".

√ Increase your circulation with the stronger intention that comes with understanding the purpose of every tai chi movement

 

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Items Included in this Premium Bundle

Print Book: Tai Chi Push Hands: The Martial Foundation of Tai Chi Chuan Hardcover (Autographed)
by David W. Grantham, Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming

Push Hands is the part of tai chi that makes your practice a true living art. Tai chi push hands practice is a necessary next step for tai chi practitioners who wish to make their art come alive.


276 Pages - Hardcover

Print Book: Tai Chi Chuan Martial Power 3rd ed. (Hardcover)
by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming

The study of tai chi power is a direct link to tai chi as a martial art. When you finish learning the tai chi form and begin the second level of your practice, it’s time to focus your efforts on theory and principles of tai chi’s amazing power (jing).


294 Pages - Hardcover

Digital eBook: Tai Chi Chuan Martial Power 3rd ed.
by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming

The study of tai chi power is a direct link to tai chi as a martial art. When you finish learning the tai chi form and begin the second level of your practice, it’s time to focus your efforts on theory and principles of tai chi’s amazing power (jing).

Streaming Video: Tai Chi Pushing Hands 1 (Streaming)
by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming

Pushing Hands trains you to develop sensitive feeling, or “Listening Jin” to sense to your opponent’s intention, understand their Jin (power), neutralize it, and then counterattack.

Watch Trailer - 150 min

Streaming Video: Tai Chi Pushing Hands 2 (Streaming)
by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming

Tai Chi Pushing Hands trains you to develop sensitive feeling known as Listening Jin, so you can sense your opponent’s intention, neutralize their Jin (power), and then counterattack. In this two-part program, Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming clearly instructs the finer details of step-by-step Pushing Hands training, with an emphasis on understanding the emitting of Jin and its applications.

Watch Trailer - 173 min

Streaming Video: Tai Chi Symbol: Yin/Yang Sticking Hands (Streaming)
by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming

Master Yang, Jwing-Ming teaches you a form of Tai Chi Pushing Hands, traditionally known as Silk Reeling Jin in Chen-style, or Taiji Yin/Yang Symbol Sticking Hands in Yang-style. The main purpose of this soft and flowing training is to ‘connect’ the body, from head to toe, so that you may coordinate your movements effectively. You will also learn to "stick" with an opponent to control and neutralize their movements.

Watch Trailer - 112 min

Streaming Video: Taiji Wrestling-Advanced Takedown Techniques (Streaming)
by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming

Learn takedown techniques for Tai Chi Pushing Hands and sparring with Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming. Wrestling, or Shuai Jiao, is one of the oldest forms of Chinese martial arts, which developed into a complete system within itself over thousands of years. Wrestling is also one of the main components of traditional tai chi chuan martial arts training. Taiji Shuai Jiao teaches the skills of destroying an opponent's root and balance, and various takedowns.

Watch Trailer - 141 min

Digital eBook: Tai Chi Push Hands (eBook)
by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming

Push Hands is the part of tai chi that makes your practice a true living art. Tai chi push hands practice is a necessary next step for tai chi practitioners who wish to make their art come alive.

Learn Push Hands, the “other” part of tai chi that makes your practice a true living art

Tai Chi Push Hands

Tai chi push hands practice is a necessary next step for tai chi practitioners who wish to make their art come alive. Push hands practice requires two people to engage in a variety of “light touch” moving and walking routines. By practicing these movements, practitioners begin to develop tai chi’s sensing, listening, and yielding skills. Combined, these skills are the first step for developing your tai chi as a martial art.

The Dao De Jing classic reminds us that knowing others (an opponent) is important for knowing ourselves. By develop tai chi push hand skills, one begins to obtain a profound sense of feeling of your own body and mind. This ability aids greatly in regulating and controlling body, balance, health, perseverance, compassion, and overall spirit.

It is no mistake that tai chi offers a lifetime of continued learning and progress; the goal is a deep understanding of yourself and your role in nature.

In this book, you will learn

  1. The theory of tai chi pushing hands

  2. Tai chi qigong foundation practice

  3. Tai chi jing (power) practice

  4. Two-person stationary push hands practice

  5. Two-person moving push hands practice

  6. Tai chi rollback and press push hands practice

  7. International standard push hands routine

  8. Two-person free style push hands

  9. Martial art applications in tai chi push hands practice

Dr. Yang reminds us tai chi chuan was created based on the martial applications which were used for self-defense. Every movement of tai chi chuan has its unique martial purpose. Without this martial root, tai chi chuan practice will limited to a dance, lacking a deeper meaning or a deeper feeling.

Develop a deeper feeling of your Qi with Push Hands training

Push Hands 1

Get started with easy to follow video lessons with solo training of basic Tai Chi Pushing Hands drills and exercises.

Pushing Hands trains you to develop sensitive feeling, or “Listening Jing” to sense to your opponent’s intention, understand their Jing (power), neutralize it, and then counterattack.

Dr. Yang clearly instructs the finer details of step-by-step Pushing Hands training, and with an emphasis on understanding the emitting of Jin and its applications. Techniques are taught solo and with a partner, from the most basic to advanced.

Course 1

• Structure of Pushing Hands

• Basic Tai Chi Symbol Sticking Hands

• Solo Single Pushing Hands

• Partner Single Pushing Hands

• Partner Double Pushing Hands

Course 2

• Basic Yin/Yang Taiji Ball Qigong

• Three Basic Jings

• Moving Tai Chi Symbol Sticking Hands

• International Stationary Double Pushing Hand Routine

• International Moving Double Pushing Hand Routine

Refine Your Pushing Hands with Master Yang

Push Hands 2

This video lesson will offer enough material for you to confidently engage Pushing Hands with friends and to compete in Pushing Hands competitions. Techniques are taught solo and with a partner, from basic to advanced.

Course 3

• Wardoff, Pressing and Twisting Jin

• Stepping, Sense of Distance, and Angling

• Single Pushing Hands

• Double Pushing Hands

Course 4

• Coiling and Spiraling Training

• Tai Chi Jing Practice

• Large Rollback Pushing Hands

• Cai, Lie, Zhou, Kao Pushing Hands

• 21 Video Lessons / 173 minutes / 2 hour 53 minutes

Thread your body together like string of pearls from the feet to the fingertips

Tai Chi Symbol Hands

Master Yang teaches you a form of Tai Chi Pushing Hands, traditionally known as Silk Reeling Jin in Chen-style, or Taiji Yin/Yang Symbol Sticking Hands in Yang-style. The main purpose of this soft and flowing training is to ‘connect’ the body, from head to toe, so that you may coordinate your movements effectively. You will also learn to "stick" with an opponent using "Attaching and Adhering Jing" to control and neutralize their movements.

"Once in motion, the entire body must be light [Qing] and agile [Ling], it especially should be threaded together. The root is at the feet, Jin, or movement is generated from the legs, mastered [controlled] by the waist and manifested [expressed] from the fingers. From the feet to the legs to the waist must be integrated, and one unified Qi." - (Taijiquan Classic)

From this Yang-side and Yin-side training, a practitioner will establish a firm foundation for understanding the martial aspects of Tai Chi Chuan practice. This program offers many solo and partner exercises and drills that you may easily follow along with, making self-instruction simple.

The Yang side and Yin side of the training are demonstrated separately, each divided into five parts:

• Self Practice of the Taiji Yin-Yang Pattern

• Stationary Partner Training

• Moving Partner Training

• Parallel Stepping Training

• Bagua Circle Stepping Training

• 10 Video Lessons / 112 Minutes / 1 Hour 52 Minutes

Features senior YMAA Instructors Ramel Rones and Kathy Yang. 

Find your opponent's center and control the situation

Tai Chi Wrestling

Prepare for Push Hands competition and learn takedown techniques for Tai Chi Pushing Hands and sparring with Master Yang. Wrestling, or Shuai Jiao, is one of the oldest forms of Chinese martial arts, which developed into a complete system within itself over thousands of years. Wrestling is also one of the main components of traditional tai chi chuan martial arts training. Tai Chi Shuai Jiao teaches the skills of destroying an opponent's root and balance, and various takedowns.

Experience a private lesson with one of the world's foremost masters of Chinese martial arts, as Master Yang instructs Tai Chi Wrestling applications that can be found within all styles of Tai Chi, utilizing leg sweeping, tripping, bumping, throwing, and many other techniques.

Course 1 focuses on applying Shuai Jiao techniques found in Crossed Pushing Hands, in which opponents face each other with right hand to right hand, or left hand to left hand:

Grasp the Sparrow’s Tail - Right Thigh Bump

Grasp the Sparrow’s Tail - Left

Press-Bump

Small Rollback

Large Rollback 1 & 2

The Crane Spreads Its Wings

Single Whip

Single Whip variation

Brush Knee and Step Forward

Play the Guitar Lift Hands to the Up Posture

Step Back and Repulse the Monkey

Pick Up the Needle from the Sea Bottom

Strike the Tiger Posture

The Snake Creeps Down

Cross Hands The Crane Spreads Its Wings

The Fair Lady Weaves with Shuttle

Seal Tightly

Course 2 focuses on applying Shuai Jiao techniques found in Parallel Pushing Hands, in which opponents face each other with opposite hands: right hand to left hand, and left hand to right hand.

Grasp the Sparrow’s Tail

Single Whip

Press or Squeeze

The Crane Spreads Its Wings

Play the Guitar Lift Hands to the Up Posture

Fan Back

Embrace the Tiger and Return to the Mountain

Diagonal Flying

Step Back and Repulse the Monkey

Wave Hand in the Clouds

The Wild Horse Parts Its Mane

The Fair Lady Weaves with Shuttle Draw the Bow and Shoot the Tiger

Cross Hands Punch Under the Elbow

Step Forward to the Seven Stars

Step Back and Ride the Tiger

Step Forward to Sweep the Lotus

Features senior YMAA instructor Pascal Plée of "Académie Pascal Plée - la Montagne". 

• 45 Videos / 140 Minutes / 2 Hour 20 Minutes

Use your skills to emit maximum power with ease

Tai Chi Power

The study of tai chi power is a direct link to tai chi as a martial art. When you finish learning the tai chi form and begin the second level of your practice, it’s time to focus your efforts on theory and principles of tai chi’s amazing power (jing).

Tai Chi Theory & Martial Power is the next level in Tai Chi Chuan training. This book is written especially for those who have learned a tai chi form, begun Pushing Hands, and now want to develop and refine their Tai Chi skills.

Tai Chi Theory & Martial Power focuses on the martial essence of Tai Chi Chuan, an aspect many other books ignore. This book explores in depth the subject of Jing (internal martial power), general Tai Chi theory, and the application of Chi in the Tai Chi form. Because Jing training is essential to martial Tai Chi, this work is a valuable reference that no serious practitioner should be without.

  1. A comprehensive training plan for Jing (power) development.

  2. Understand the difference between true Jing (internal power) and Li (muscular power).

  3. Learn how to accumulate Chi and Jing in the Tai Chi postures.

  4. Discover the essential role your mind plays in Tai Chi and Jing practice.

  5. Includes a special selection of Tai Chi poems (the place the ancient masters hid their theory), translated and with commentary by Dr. Yang.

HOW TO USE THIS MASTER CLASS

Begin your journey into practical Tai Chi Pushing Hands by reading Dr. Yang's seminal work Tai Chi Push Hands (coauthored by David W. Grantham). This will give you a comprehensive overview of the practice, history, and deep understanding of the art.

It is recommended to then watch your video library in its entirety, mainly sitting and taking notes, to gain an understanding of the contents. Then begin learning the form with step by step instruction in Tai Chi Pushing Hands 1, taking your time to learn correctly, mimicking the exact position of Dr. Yang's arms, hands, legs and feet.

You may read Tai Chi Chuan Martial Power at any point however it is recommended that you read Tai Chi Push Hands first. Tai Chi Push Hands addresses the topic at hand more directly. Everyone learns differently, and at a different pace. 

Make sure you feel comfortable with the material in the Tai Chi Pushing Hands 1 video before you move onward to the other videos Tai Chi Pushing Hands 2,  Tai Chi Symbol: Yin/Yang Sticking Hands, and Taiji Wrestling-Advanced Takedown Techniques​. In general, Master Yang advises that it is better to focus on learning one new posture deeply, than "collecting" many postures with little feeling. People usually take six to twelve months to learn all the movements of the form, remember to move smoothly.

Ultimately, Tai Chi Pushing Hand is a path of self mastery and an amazing whole body workout that simultaneously incorporates your mind, your body, and your spirit. It also gives context and meaning to the Tai Chi form by revealing the martial applications in a very real and palpable, yet safe, way.

FAQs

1. Can I really learn Tai Chi Push Hans with this program?

Yes. Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming designed this program to be as complete as possible, offering easy instructions for beginners to learn the complete method. Step by step, front and rear view...Intermediate and advanced students with prior experience in any style will discover depth and detail that will advance their skill levels. Some people after learning the tai chi push hands decide that they want it to be a greater part of their life. We encourage those people to find a local qualified teacher to continue to study with and experience the commradeie of a tai chi community. For those without a local teacher option, this program has everything you need.

2. Why is Tai Chi called an "internal art" and can Tai Chi really be used for fighting?

Whenever you read "Internal Arts", it is referring to Qi (energy). Internal arts like Tai Chi are based on developing your feeling of your subtle energy, and increasing the quantity of Qi, and improving the quality of your circulation. In this way, Tai Chi can be a form of Qigong. For many people in modern times, this aspect of practicing Tai Chi becomes their main focus. However, traditionally the slow moving patterns were intended to not only increase your energy within the movements, but also to make your application more powerful against a opponent. There's nothing like Tai Chi Push Hands to clearly demonstrate how Tai Chi is used in fighting.

3. How soon will I start feeling the health benefits?

Immediately. After your first Tai Chi training session you'll feel it through your entire body: the muscles, joints and even your bones got a workout. Harvard Medical School advises that the human body requires 20 minutes of exercise daily to maintain basic function and health. Tai Chi perfectly fits this recommendation, as the 108 form is typically about 20 minutes long. But, Tai Chi class offers so much more than just the form: all kinds of solo and partner exercises are involved in fundamental training. Many of these drills and exercises, such as stance work or Taiji Qigong, are so satisfying and fascinating you may find yourself practcing longer than intended and getting more exercise as a result. Tai Chi also trains the mind and spirit with its meditative aspect, delivering the added benefit of deep relaxation.

4. How long should I expect to spend learning and how do I know I'm ready for the next step?

Usually people will study and practice Part 1 of the Push Hands training for a couple months, and then use that as their primary daily practice. Some may spend as long as six months really perfecting their methods and getting them into their body memory, before going on to learn what is contained in the successive videos. In general, most folks spend about 12 months learning all of the movements and feeling comfortable with them. But tai chi provides us a lifetime of study, reflection and practice.

5. Do I need a partner to study Push Hands?

Tai Chi Push Hands is fundamentally partner work, so ultimately you will need a partner to fully understand the principles, strategies and tactics revealed within this Master Class. However, you can still engage the material as a solo study, and then apply it to your practice when you have the opportunity to work with a partner. 

 

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About the Author(s)

David W. Grantham

David W. Grantham was born on September 22, 1965, in Dorchester, Massachusetts and raised in Weymouth, Massachusetts from the age of three. At the age of eighteen, he attended Bridgewater State College to pursue his dream and currently is employed by United Airlines as a pilot based in New Jersey. Mr. Grantham began his martial art training at the age of twenty-four, studying Liuhebafaquan under the tutelage of instructor David Zucker. Mr. Zucker studied under the late Master John Chung … More »

Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming

Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming (楊俊敏博士) started his Gongfu (Kung Fu) training at the age of fifteen under the Shaolin White Crane (Bai He) Master Cheng, Gin Gsao (曾金灶). In thirteen years of study (1961-1974) under Master Cheng, Dr. Yang became an expert in the White Crane style of Chinese martial arts, which includes both the use of bare hands and of various weapons such as saber, staff, spear, trident, two short rods, and many others. With the same master he also studied White Crane Qin Na … More »


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