Push-hand is kind of Wushu (Kung Fu) exercise in which two partners twine each other¡¦s hands to train their tactile and quickness in response. While practicing, the exerciser should comply with some basic Tai Chi principles such as sticking to each other without being separated, moving freely and flexibly, neither separating nor making forcible contact, rotating the body smoothly, making good use of the skill rather than only the force and staying clear of the opponent main force and striking at his weak points. Combining the basic techniques of grasp, catch, kick, jackknife and puch, the exercisers practice warding off, deflecting, pushing, pressing trampling, throwing, elbowing and leaning to obtain a sensitivity of knowing the enemy intention in advance and making quick decision of how and where to attack or defend.
Content of the DVD:
Part I: Basic Methods
Part II: Basic Techniques
Part III: Five Push-Hand methods
Part IV: Demonstration of Chen-Style Tai Chi Quan Old Frame I
Explained and Demonstrated by Chen Zhenglei, one of China's ten foremost Wushu master and the 19th generation exponent of Chen-Style Taiji Quan.
Lecturer: Chen ZhengLei
Language Speaking: English/Chinese selectable
More about Chen ZhangLei
Master Chen ZhangLei is the 19th Generation disciple and 11th generation family disciple of Chen Style Tai Chi and one of China's contemporary Top Ten WuShu masters. He was born in ChenJiaGou Village in Wenxian County, Henan Province, where TaiChi is said to have been created. He is now the president of Wenxian county Chen Style Tai Chi Reasearn Institute, a WuShu coach at Henan Wushu Center, and schoolmaster of ChenJiagou Tai Chi Quan Schoo. Master Chen was a deputy to the 17th National People's Congress. He began to learn TaiChi Quan from his uncle in 1958 and gradually mastered all the set routines, practice methods, and theories of Chen Style Tai Chi Quan.
From 1974 to 1987, he won mor than then Excellent Prizes (gold medals) for Tai Chi Quan, Tai Chi Straight Sword and Tai Chi Push Hands at provincial WuShu competitions. Master Chen won two championships at national TaiChi Quan competitions. He enjoys a great reputation in the WuShu community with more than ten thousand students around the world, in 1994 he awarded and recognized as an International TaiChi Quan Master. He has written many books on WuShu such as On Ten Exercises, A Complete Collection of Chen-Style TaiChi Quan and its Weapons, Chen Style TaiChi QiGong for Health, and Chen Style Tai Chi.
Master Chen is listed in the Dictionary of contemporary Famous Chinese Educators and the Dictionary of Contemporary Famous Chinese Martial Artist.