Push Hands: Zhi Ning vs Hou Haoming

by Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy on 2012/06/07

At the second annual Daqingshan Hong Junsheng International Taiji and Health Conference and Competition.

About Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy

Chen Style Taijiquan 19th generation disciple. International Standard Bearer of the Practical Method system of Hong Junsheng. Second generation master of Hunyuan Taiji. Been teaching internationally since 1985. Educated in the West with a Master's Degree in Education. Highly accomplished through the lineage of two great masters. Disciplined, precise and powerful. He teaches a complete system of taiji based on the principle of yin yang separation; indirect power as a core concept; movement and tranquility as the source of action. In both theory and practice, his taijiquan deals with the problems of double-heavy. He is a real treasure of the heritage of taijiquan.

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Calvin Chow June 8, 2012 at 6:58 pm

My observation is that the red opponent can use lower waist power, it can bend and twist, very agile and powerful. The black one’s power held on upper back and chest and his waist is stiff and less flexible. That is why he could not neutralize red one’s attack. Same findings in other push hand’s video such as the Wang Feng’s one. It reminds me in “Chen Zhonghua 2012 Prague Private Workshop 1” , gets to have the waist power to use the push hand techniques.


Gary Readore June 8, 2012 at 7:43 pm

Is it just me or does this look more like wrestling, judo or shuai jiao? Is this how push hands is supposed to look like?


wilkin June 8, 2012 at 10:11 pm

In China, there is no fixed step Push Hand competition. The emphasis is to allow as much freedom of movement while keeping safety in mind. In this respect the player can use any technique within the rules. And if Taijiquan want to live up to its name as the ‘supreme’ fist, it should overcome other techniques


bruce.schaub June 8, 2012 at 9:57 pm

Although it was beautifully executed fighting technique, at 43 sec. red should not have been awarded points..he way overhooked blacks neck to get the takedown which is usually a deduction. Black was actually pretty good at sticking his front kua but then lacked seperation and follow through when he started to get advantage. Red had a great method of jamming blacks kua, controlling his hips and his 3 stage exchanging hand in second takedown at 4:00 was really impressive. from jamming the hips to quickly underhooking the armpit and really good rotation got him going then exchanged hands again and followed through with another rotation and even backed out at the end completely stable….well trained…thanks for sharing it with us.


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