Steven Chan’s Championship Push Hands at the 2010 Zibo Taiji Competition

by admin on 2010/08/22

 

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

James Chan August 22, 2010 at 2:40 pm

Awesome.

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Chen Zhonghua August 22, 2010 at 3:03 pm

This round was the talk of the town in Yiyuan after the competition. Great job, Steven!

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Nicholas Fung August 22, 2010 at 5:35 pm

I can almost here O Canada playing in the background; medal in the chest; Steve lip sing under his breath; tears rolling down his eyes.

Was the last move Cannon Smash Brain to the Ground? Great job, Steve!

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Kelvin Ho August 22, 2010 at 8:48 pm

Congratulations, Steve!

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Todd Elihu August 23, 2010 at 12:46 pm

I liked the way you nudged in quickly and smothered the guy before he knew what to do. Jia You, Steve!

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Steven Chan August 24, 2010 at 7:28 pm

Thanks for the kind words. It was very interesting pushing against people who are using such intensity.

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frank August 25, 2010 at 7:16 pm

Good job, but too stiff. The opponents are too weak.

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Xavier Santiago August 26, 2010 at 6:36 pm

Great Job, Steven! Awesome TKO!

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Clint Jurke August 29, 2010 at 8:33 am

Very impressive Steven!
Congratulations.
I look forward to the day when you can teach me some push-hands.

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Ian Macrae October 14, 2010 at 12:07 am

It is quite a coup to go to China for push hands and do such an excellent job that you wind up as the talk of the town! Congratulations, Steven!

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Chen Zhonghua October 31, 2010 at 10:35 am

The background of this competition is that the organizer came to Daqingshan and watch the students there train. He then suggested for the group to participate only with Steven Chan competing. “Steven can push hands and lose honorably,” By this he meant that the rest would only look silly and be defeated soundly at a real competition. This came from a master/competitor (he still competes) who won the provincial championship many times and won the Chen Village push hands in his division. Well, we went to learn and be humiliated but at the end of the first day, our 7 students did not lose one fight. At the end of the competition, let’s just say, we changed a lot of minds and opinions. Indeed things are not always what they appear to be!

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