Yearly Archives: 2017


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”