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PUSHING HANDS

YANG TAI CHI TUISHOU

Yang Style Partner Exercises
Tai Chi Chuan Martial Arts

Be conscientious about Ward Off, Roll Back, Press and Push.
Up and down follow each other, then the opponent will find it difficult to enter.
No matter if he uses enormous power to attack me
I use four ounces to lead him aside deflecting, his one thousand pounds.
Guide his power into emptiness, then immediately attack.
Adhere-Connect, Stick-Follow, do not lose him.

THE SONG OF PUSH HANDS attributed to Wang Tsung Yueh

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TAI CHI TEACHER TRAINING
CERTIFICATION COURSE

6 WEEKS PRIVATE COURSE
Learn to teach the Tai Chi 24
Forms, Qigong Warm-ups &
Partner Exercises in 200 hours
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20 HOURS PRIVATE COURSE
Pushing Hands Certificate of Achievement
Yang Style Tai Chi Partner Exercises
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Intermediate Level
Yang Style Tai Chi Partner Exercises
Pushing Hands Theory & Practice
8 Internal Skills of Taijiquan
8 Energies & 5 Elements
Single & Double Arm Circling Drills
Jin Patterns & Qi Manifestation
Advanced Posture & Structure Training
Adhere/Connect/Stick/Follow
Xiao Lu & Da Lu Partner Forms
Free Style Fixed Step Pushing Hands
(Includes Tai Chi Forms Review & Corrections)
20hrs private classes + ebook & video

USD 650

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Tai Chi Pushing Hands is a subtle and sophisticated sport of control, practiced in friendship and harmony. The central concept is mutual exchange where both people are learning to become sensitive while assisting each other to develop their Tai Chi skills. Pushing Hands teaches you how to put the real feeling of Tai Chi into your mind and movements, which can increase your understanding of the solo form and efficiency of smooth Qi flow. During practice pay close attention to the push hands principles below and work hard to improve your skills with modesty and respect. Almost every Chinese martial style, both external and internal, has its own hand-matching training similar to Tai Chi’s pushing hands. The techniques trained and emphasized by each style reflect the essence of that style, and are usually kept secret to prevent other styles from copying them or learning how to counter them. Even in the same Tai Chi style, there are often differences from master to master, according to their emphasis and understanding.

You may start pushing hands any time after you finish learning the solo sequence, and it should be part of your training for as long as you practice Tai Chi. You learn to sense and follow your partner without resisting, so that you ultimately understand his strength and use it against him. Pushing hands also gives you a chance to practice the applications of the techniques, which increases your understanding of the sequence. Without such understanding, the sequence remains “dead”. Doing Tai Chi without pushing hands is like buying a car and not learning how to drive. Pushing hands teaches you how to drive in a parking lot. However, even if you can drive skillfully in this lot, it does not mean you are capable of driving on the freeway or in the city. In order to be able to “drive in real traffic,” you must also learn the two-person fighting set and free fighting. The fighting set was designed to give fighting experience which resembles real fighting. This is like driving your car with an instructor’s supervision. The last stage, free fighting, is your solo driving in traffic.


In pushing hands, the first step is to build up your sensitivity in the sensing Jins – Listening Jin and Understanding Jin. These two Jins are the foundation of all Tai Chi martial techniques, and are developed through the practice of Adhere-Stick Jin. Until you can “hear” (through feeling) and understand the opponent’s Jin, you will not be able to understand his intention and power, and will not be able to fight effectively. After you have grasped the tricks of Listening and Understanding Jins, the next step is to learn how to neutralize, lead, and control the opponent’s Jin. Once this is learned, you will be able to react with the various offensive Jins as appropriate to the situation. Naturally, during all your practice you should not forget the fundamentals, such as keeping your body centered, comfortable, and steady, otherwise you will lose your balance. You must also remember to coordinate your Qi (energy) with your Jins.

At first, the student should learn the basic exercises which are the key to the door of the secret of pushing hands. They will help you to understand and develop your skill at Listening, Understanding, and especially Leading and Neutralizing Jins. Once you have mastered all of these basic exercises, you should practice the techniques corresponding to the eight directions, and learn how to coordinate them with your footwork according to the principles of the five elements and the eight trigrams. With this training you will be able to understand the principles and general rules of pushing hands, and lay a foundation which will enable you to research and study further. Finally, a student will train the martial applications of pushing hands techniques. These will build a foundation which will allow you to begin learning free style sparring. There are a number of important principles you should always remember and follow when practicing pushing hands. Read the ancient poetry and songs of the Tai Chi Classics regularly throughout your training, because they can teach you both key principles and ideas for training. Theory and practice continually reinforce each other, so your ability and understanding will benefit from repeatedly reading and pondering these written records of the masters.


3 LEVELS OF TAI CHI CHUAN TRAINING by WANG TSUNG YUEH

TAI CHI FORM – Knowing Oneself – slow solo forms for health & relaxation, sensitivity & balance, smooth qi circulation (Health Qigong)
TAI CHI METHOD – Knowing Others – fast partner forms for self-defence & qi manifestation (Martial Qigong)
TAI CHI MASTER – Knowing the Mystery – mastering Yin & Yang, uniting with the qi of nature, one with the spirit of the Tao (Spiritual Qigong)


BASIC PUSHING HANDS FOR HEALTH & RELAXATION
COOPERATION – assisting each other to develop your skills
TOUCH – constant contact with skin & mind
SOFTNESS – relaxing the joints & muscles, avoid brute force
REACTION – if your opponent doesn’t move you don’t move
SMOOTHNESS – flowing movements forwards & backwards
FULL & EMPTY – shifting weight back & forth, turning from the waist
CIRCLING – rotating & spiraling the hands, arms & legs

ADVANCED PUSHING HANDS FOR MARTIAL ARTS
CONNECTING ENERGY – to be in constant contact with your opponent
LISTENING ENERGY – to detect changes in direction, speed & power
UNDERSTANDING ENERGY – to identify your feelings a choose a strategy
FOLLOWING ENERGY – to let your opponent lead, never resist your opponent
STICKING ENERGY – to use part your energy, part your opponent’s energy
ADHERING ENERGY – to guide & control your opponent while sticking
INTUITION ENERGY – to respond naturally with a clear mind & relaxed body


PRIVATE COURSES

COURSE 1

QIGONG FOUNDATION COURSE
CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT
20 hours Private Classes

Beginner Level
Introduction to Qigong For Health
Qigong Theory & Tao Philosophy
5 Principles of Qigong
Qigong Warm-up Exercise
Qigong Energy Meditation
5 Animals White Crane Exercise
5 Elements/5 Organs Exercise
8 Pieces of Brocade Exercise
6 Healing Sounds Meditation
Qi Massage – Acupoints & Meridians
20hrs training + ebook & video

USD 650

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COURSE 2

TAI CHI FOUNDATION COURSE
CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT
20 hours Private Classes

Beginner Level
Introduction Tai Chi For Health
Tai Chi Theory & Tao Philosophy
3 Principles of Yin & Yang
Tai Chi Warm-up Exercise
Tai Chi Energy Meditation
Body Alignment & Inner Structure
4 Core Movements of Yang style Tai Chi
13 Original Movements of Tai Chi Chuan
Yin Yang Moving Meditation
Single Arm Pushing Hands
20hrs training + ebook & video

USD 650

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COURSE 3

TAI CHI 24 FORMS
CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT
40 hours Private Classes

Intermediate Level
Detailed Instruction of the 24 Forms
Martial Application of the 24 Forms
10 Principles of Yang Chengfu
Body Alignment & Inner Structure
Developing your Root & Centerline
Tai Chi Walking Meditation
Tai Chi Breathing Meditation
Tai Chi Energy Meditation
Standing Post Meditation
Double Arm Pushing Hands
40hrs training + ebook & video

USD 1300

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COURSE 4

TAI CHI PUSHING HANDS
CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT
20 hours Private Course

Intermediate Level
Yang Style Tai Chi Partner Exercises
Pushing Hands Theory & the 8 Energies
Advanced Posture & Structure Training
Ward Off- Peng Jin Training
Adhere/Connect/Stick/Follow
Single & Double Arm Circling Drills
Wrist & Elbow Neutralization
Xiao Lu & Da Lu Partner Forms
Free Style Fixed Step Pushing Hands
(Includes Forms Review & Corrections)
20hrs training + ebook & video

USD 650

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COURSE 5

40 HOURS TAI CHI TEACHER TRAINING
* Only available if you have completed the previous 4 courses or equivalent

Advanced Level
The Art of Teaching Tai Chi & the 24 Forms
Safe & Effective Teaching Methods
Tai Chi Chuan Etiquette & Ethics
The Tao of Teaching
The Instructor’s Code
The 13 Principles of Yang Style Tai Chi
Teaching Drills & Training Exercises
(Includes Forms Review & Corrections)
Practical Exam & Written Assignment
Reading List
40hrs training + ebook & video

USD 1300

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Course Information

TRAINING SCHEDULE

We specialize in Private Courses on the dates you come to Bali. You can have 1 or 2 people for this price but you need to bring your own friend/partner to accompany you. It is recommended to take 1 or 2 courses per year, but you can also take the 200 Hours 5-in-1 Private Course if you can focus your training for 6 weeks. All training takes place at the Tai Chi Bali Healing Arts Centre next to The Caz Bali Hotel in Desa Bengkel Kawan, near Tanah Lot, South Bali.

We have a large shaded area for Tai Chi & Qi Gong training and a large 2nd floor sun lounge for sunrise and sunset practice. All courses take place from Monday to Friday and must be completed within the specified number of days/weeks. All courses are 1-to-1 with British instructor Dave West. Due to the tropical heat we only practice 4 hours in the morning 9am-1pm, Monday to Friday, which is 20 hours training per week. There are no classes on Saturday and Sunday, which gives you time to rest and enjoy our Balinese culture and lifestyle.

ACCOMMODATION & MEALS

Transport, accommodation and meals are not included in the price. Please make your own arrangements according to your budget. The Caz Bali is the closest hotel, just 2 minutes walk to the Tai Chi Bali Centre. There are also several mid-range hotels in Kedungu, Tanah Lot and Yeh Gangga areas of South Tabanan, with prices ranging from USD 30 to USD 200 per night including breakfast, and a few budget hotels and homestay rooms from USD 15 to USD 30 per night with long stay discounts. Meals are generally inexpensive depending on local or western restaurants.

HOTELS IN THE AREA

The Caz Bali
Kaen Apartments
Sekar Arum Guest House
Joshua District Villas
Kedungu Surf Camp
Kubu Kedungu Villa
Zen Rooms
Silversand Villa
Villa Puspa
Bali Japan Village
D’sawah Villas
Waka Ganga

APPLICATIONS

For all courses please email your dates and TaiChi/Qigong/Yoga resume to senior instructor Dave West and wait for confirmation of availability before making your payment. All payments are in advance via Paypal with your Credit or Debit Card. Your booking is confirmed as soon as I receive your advanced payment. See below for Terms & Conditions. Advanced booking required Contact Us

ADDRESS

Tai Chi Bali Healing Arts Centre
No.8 Jalan Banteng II (next to The Caz Bali Hotel)
Banjar Adat Bengkel Kawan, (5 km west of Tanah Lot)
Tabanan Regency, Bali 82115 Indonesia.

PHONE

+62 81236467324 (the instructor)

Terms & Conditions

* Please read carefully before making your payment.
* Making your payment means you agree to all terms and conditions herein.
* Tai Chi Bali is a fully licensed company offering professional education and guidance in our field of expertise.
* As a student at our centre please conduct yourself in a professional manner.
* As a visitor to Bali please respect the local culture and traditions.
* Tai Chi Bali hope you have a safe and enjoyable experience in Bali. We strongly advise that you obtain full visitor information from your Indonesian Consulate before departure from your country of residence regarding your stay in Indonesia, i.e. travel documents, tourist visa, length of stay, vaccinations, etc.
* Tai Chi Bali strongly advise that you purchase adequate travel/medical insurance before departure from your country of residence.
* Tai Chi Bali is not liable for any injury, illness, accident, delay, cancellation, loss or damage of valuables, or other unscheduled events or changes before, during or after your course.
* Transport, meals and accommodation are not included in the price.
* All courses require advanced booking and advanced payment with Paypal.
* Your booking is confirmed as soon as we receive your payment.
* If you cancel your course for any reason at least 7 days before the start date we will reschedule or send you a 50% refund via Paypal. You can reschedule only one time and your new rescheduled date must be no later than 6 months from the original course date.
* If you cancel your course for any reason after 7 days before the start date there is no reschedule and no refund.
* If Tai Chi Bali cancel your course for any reason we will reschedule or send you a full refund via PayPal. Your new rescheduled date must be no later than 6 months from the original course date.


FULL COURSE 5-in-1

200 HOURS TAI CHI TEACHER TRAINING
24 Forms Tai Chi Teacher Certification Course
6 Weeks Course

Course 1 – 20hrs – Qi Gong Foundation Course
Course 2 – 20hrs – Tai Chi Foundation Course
Course 3 – 40hrs – Tai Chi 24 Forms Course
Course 4 – 20hrs – Tai Chi Pushing Hands Course
Course 5 – 40hrs – Tai Chi Teacher Training
* Over the 6 weeks course you will receive 120 hours training with the instructor, you are also expected to do 50 hours self practice of the 24 Forms and 30 hours self-study of the philosophy & theory (written assignment & reading)

Email your preferred dates – 6 Week Private Course
PRIVATE COURSE 5-in-1 Tai Chi Teacher Training
200 Hours Certification Course
USD 3800 for 1 or 2 person