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Tai Chi Push Hands is performed with a partner and is the complement to performing the solo form routines. It trains the student to respond to external stimuli and develop the sensitivity to feel the direction and strength of a partner’s intention. It teaches a student leverage, sensitivity, timing, coordination and positioning. In this manner, you can learn how to effectively neutralize incoming forces. The basic principles taught are sticking, adhering, connecting, and following with no resisting or separating from your opponent. If your opponent doesn’t move, you don’t move. When your opponent begins to move, then you move late and arrive/control first. Push Hands is said to be the gateway for students to experientially understand the martial aspects of Tai Chi Chuan, an internal martial art.
Some martial art or tai chi experience is recommended for this course.
25MAR2017 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
The Martial Science Center
28919 Evergreen Rd. Southfield MI 48076
REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT:
Call (248) 703-1471 for additional information.
Han Hoong Wang is the director of the Michigan Tai Chi Center, affiliated with the International Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan Association. Certified as a Wushu and Tai Chi Teacher by the Chinese Government Education Department, she has been teaching Tai Chi for over 25 years. Born and trained in China, she has taught modern styles of Tai Chi Chuan in China and in the U.S. before teaching traditional family styles. For Ms. Wang, the pursuit of knowledge, understanding, and excellence in Tai Chi Chuan is a life-long journey. To that end, she has traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and back to China to study with the world’s top masters.
In 1993, she began her studies in Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan with Grandmasters Yang Zhenduo and Yang Jun. In 1996, she started studying Chen Style Tai Chi Chuan with Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang and has trained with him since then. In 2002, she became a disciple of Grandmaster Yang Zhenduo.