Bet you havn’t seen Tai Chi ( taiji ) Push Hands like this!

By on 06/06/2014
Sifu Amin Wu Push Hands

 Push Hands

Focusing a bit deeper on Sifu Amin Wu, I came across this video that I like for many reasons, and wanted to share it with you today.   I found the title interesting; “Tai Chi’s Dui Lian (Push-Hands) ” because I have not yet seen Amin Wu playing Push Hands, and  I wondered how she would execute it.  I am very pleasantly surprised by her artistic spin on push hands and I think you will enjoy this too. Well, she is quite the professional so perhaps ‘excited’ is a better term than ‘surprised’.

The different push hands movements are recognizable, though obviously modified to flow seamlessly into this talented sequence.  No one goes flying across the room (shucks, right?) and one movement flows into another.

Unlike other push hands videos / demonstrations I have seen, this one was perfectly choreographed with great music, an equally talented opponent, and played like a tai chi dance.  The photography was very good (I give it 4 of 5 stars), rhythm and synchrony good, and I love the Yin-Yang visual image of opposite colors.  In fact I am glad they chose a red / white rather than a black/ white because the red stands out to make this video “pop” more than a black uniform would.

Unfortunately comments are disabled on Youtube for this video so I can’t give the name of her partner seen in this video.  I understand the probable reason why; too often uncourteous people ‘slam’ their competition but that kind of action just ruins the enjoyment for the rest of us. If you know where the location of this was filmed, or the name of the gentleman sparring with her, please post here.

Does anyone know the name of this music playing on this video?  If you do, can you post here or on the  Facebook page?  Also if you enjoyed this, like & share to let us know.  Thanks!

3 Comments

  1. Ahtee Chia

    11/07/2016 at 3:21 am

    What they are doing is neither push hands nor freestyle. This is a sparing set form unique to Yang Style Tai Chi. One person initiate an attack move and the other person defend and then attack and the other person defend and so on. Essentially there are two sequences to learn.

  2. Ahtee Chia

    09/09/2016 at 4:03 pm

    What they are doing is not push hands but the Yang style application form. It is a set sequence of attack and defense. In fact there are two forms you have to learn. Lets say partner A starts the attack sequence then B will be starting on a defense sequence hence alternating attack and defense. B then will need learn and do the A sequence. This is a unique form developed by the Yang family to practice the applications in the standard form with a partner.

  3. H Ross Miller

    11/12/2014 at 8:10 pm

    amin wu & her partner are doing advanced freestyle from what they learned doing the fourteen sections push hands.The two players are advanced masters and it takes a good amount of time to learn .

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