Master Chen gave some personal instruction during Monday’s class regarding Push Hands. One must be able to move in without the opponent feeling the move physically. This is easier if the move is straight on – chest to chest so to speak- but if the movement is oblique, then there must be sufficient flexibility (usually in the shoulder) to allow this without the opponent feeling any pressure. The opponent should only be aware of the visual movement. As usual, there must be opposite proportional moves to be effective.
I also learned that one must listen carefully and only do what is instructed – don’t try to synthesize and add what you already think you know.
It was a stimulating and educational experience, as usual.