PUSH HANDS

SAN SHOU
Center for Internal Arts 5757 Montoya Drive, El Paso Texas, 79932 915-5844730 sbarowsky1@operamail.com
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.
San shou is a choreographed two person form consisting of linked attack and defense applications from Tai Chi Chuan. This form is a continuation of the development of skills learned in push hands. It is a great way to get a better sense of your body and energy while moving through space. San Shou can help you understand the relationship between your mind-body and your partners in dynamic situations. It also makes a great form to practice on your own.