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 him. He will be the architect of his own demise as he starts a circle that I complete. It is a mistake to go into a Martial situation with a plan outside of adhering to the principles. If you would lightly adhere to your opponent it will make him anxious and he will start to make a larger and larger corrections. Follow his suggestions and take him out.