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Our Push Hands courses consits of five different sets of classes, these are:

Push Hands 1

In this course we introduce the work with partners known as "push hands." Despite the connotation, "push hands" is taught in a non-confrontational way, focusing on our own stability, balance and ability to interact with each other in harmony. (2 terms)

Intermediate Form

In this course, we progress to a deeper and more internal understanding and practice of the form. New concepts are introduced that enable us to integrate our form and push hands practice as one body of knowledge. (2 terms)

Push Hands 2

A continuation of Push Hands 1, but with the two-hand sequence and the principle of yielding introduced. In this course we establish a clear understanding and embodiment of push hands practice, refining our technique, sensitivity and awareness of ourselves in relation to others. (3 terms)

Push Hands 3

In this advanced course we focus on both form and push hands using self-observation to increase our awareness and release tension from specific parts of the body. Relaxation is emphasized with various breathing and meditation techniques used. (3 terms)

Intermediate Form Corrections

Our curriculum alternates study of the form with study of push hands. The insights we've gained in Push Hands 3 are used to further refine our intermediate form practice. (2 terms)

 
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