Yearly Archives: 2016

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

Enticing Enticing is sometimes useful to elicit an urgent or stiff expression from your push hands partner. In this clip after one circle I slightly drop below his hand making him miss, he reaches for my arm again and he misses a second time, on his third attempt I let […]


Sinking and turning in push hands I am experimenting with sinking and small turns internally in this video . Alex, my partner, pushes towards me and I receive his force, roll him off, and sink under him internally. You may notice right after the rollback, he pops out of his […]

Sinking and turning in push hands

Using Na (seizing) to confuse Na or seizing can be applied in pushhands practice by sticking to and manipulating the space between the joints. This method will confuse your opponent by pulling his body internally via the connection to the connective tissue in the joint. When it is being applied […]

Using Na (seizing) to confuse

Playing with Na Na is to seize in Tai Chi. One point where seizing is relatively easy to apply is at the joints. When you invade a joint Center, you pull tissue from both sides of the joint at the same time creating a state of confusion within the body. […]

Playing with Na

Push Hands – Shearing Shearing in Push Hands is when you allow your partner to push and you receive and return his force across his weak angle or load his rear foot and roll him off it as a pivot . The touch is similar to a scuffing along the […]

Push Hands – Shearing

Push Hands Receiving /Returning Drill This is a cooperative training drill in which one practitioner pushes ( using muscle) into the root of the receiver with the intent of nourishing , not threatening the root of the receiver . This is done by pushing mindfully and gradually building up power […]

Push Hands Receiving /Returning Drill

Push Hands Changes When Alex and i train push hands , there is a part that is drills to develop skills and there is a free play part as well . The drills are sometimes cooperative in nature as they are necessary in nurturing the skills of the practitioners . […]


“me comes from We without We there is no me” – BP Chan This is my favorite quote from Mr. Chan it seems to be what all realized people find to be the deepest principle. I spoke with a very high-level monk who basically said the same thing. We are […]

My favorite BP Chan quote