Mind Body Synergy Institute
Authentic Chen Style Tai-Chi

Chen Tai-chi Push Hands

Take tai chi to the next level

Push Hands is partner training, in which you and another student employ traditional Chen Taiji principles to recognize and respond to touch, pressure and movement. The holistic health benefits common to all tai chi forms are amplified as practitioners combine meditative breathing, hand techniques and active footwork.

This program marks a turning point that begins to reveal Chen Taiji's secrets as a martial art form particularly effective in close-quarters combat. Push Hands is key to understanding the concept of balanced forces - critical to both personal wellness and tai chi mastery.