The push hand classes at the Center for Internal Arts focus on developing skills to enhance the quality of life. These skills include: Mindfulness, sensitivity to the energy and intentions of others, greater stability, the ability to manifest the power of mind and body through the four basic energies of Tai Chi Chuan, (Peng, liu, gi and ahn.), the ability to let go of internal resistance and change course fluidly and appropriately in a constantly changing situation. Push hands is the application of the principles of Tai Chi Chuan.
We teach the system of Wu style push hands as Passed down by Master Ma Yueh Liang and taught to me by Gerald Sharp. Including The five single hand methods, the basic doulble handed practice, the thirteen double handed stationary patterns and the five stepping patterns.
We also teach Master Bruce Frantzis methods of learning the core elements of push hands.
In addition we teach free style push hands and Da Lu