Lao Gong Compression This footage captures something that i was warned about . Mr. Chan would say to protect your Lao Gong ( Pericardium 8) as it can return force to your Pericardium/ heart/lung area . Alex attempts to forcefully push both of my shoulders with his hands cupped on […]

Lao Gong Compression


Capture my circle I seize Alex’s arm in an attempt to pluck him. He responds negatively initially. I suggest that since I am already attached to him that he could turn me out. The idea here is as I am reaching for him to add to my momentum and to […]

Capture my circle


Follow the joints In this clip Alex suggests to me that he was waiting to try a specific move. Our responses in push hands should not come from our desire to apply a movement but should come from following the movements of your partner. Lightly adhere to his joints and […]

Follow the joints



Sometimes you miss In this clip I attempt a press technique on Alex who senses my attack and yields neutralizing my force. I start to move a little more sloppily and collapse inward in an attempt to draw him in to an attack. I also utilize a shortcut to shorter […]

Sometimes you miss


Unique to the family form One peculiarity of BP Chan’s Family form is a transitional movement between Hi Pat the Horse and the following posture of Separate and Kick. The action involves using a facing out palm while turning around the central axis horizontally. This is a similar action to […]

Unique to the family form


Add 4 ounces… The Taijiquan Classics have an expression that may be translated as ” adding 4 ounces to topple 1000 pounds”. This video clip shows us practicing a drill in which we free play push hands and every neutralization that I do , I will add an additional 4 […]

Add 4 ounces…



Finish my circles When the human body moves naturally it moves in arcs and circular movements. Every time I advance on my partner in push hands I start a circle. It is up to my partner to sense the circles direction and to finish the circle by diverting it back […]

Finish My Circles


Stop admiring your own work When training push hands a common error is to be surprised by one’s own success. When a practitioner neutralizes an attack they often pause for a moment in surprise. I take advantage of these pauses and attack. When this would happen to me my teacher […]

” stop admiring your own work”


Desire is the root of all suffering Alex keeps attempting to grab and pluck my right arm in this video clip. He is reaching out of his center to do this which makes him vulnerable. I am using his desire to seize my arm against him in this footage. He […]

Desire is the root of all suffering Parts 1 & ...



Splitting & Plucking Alex & i are playing with the Splitting and Plucking actions that we learned at the HME event . i am also doing some experimenting with using the Song Gong #1 stance & Kua & sinking & connecting with release as a principle . I’m also trying […]


Listen and Follow Alex attempts to pluck me and I follow him and neutralize by relaxing and opening my posture . This action stopped his plucking action and causes him to reverse direction and push back towards my ward off. I follow him rolling him off of my center and […]

Listen and Follow


The use of Peng, Lu and An in Push Hands When practicing push hands and applying the art of Taijiquan we must use the strategic energies of ward off, rollback, and press downward to effectively apply our techniques. These are the energies found it in the traditional long form. They […]

The use of Peng, Lu and An in Push Hands