Tai Chi Push Hands Video – Principles

by | May 15, 2012 | Tai Chi Push Hands | 5 comments

The following video is an overview of some of the basic principles of Tai Chi Push Hands or Tai Chi Tui Shou.

In the Fall we are going to be releasing a Tai Chi Mastery Program, which will include a video program on tai chi push hands or tai chi tui shou that is relevant to all tai chi styles including the Yang, Wu and Chen Styles of tai chi.

The push hands videos will be a complete program in itself showing beginning to advanced methods. This will be a comprehensive system that can integrate into any tai chi training or ciriculum. Currently we have about 30 hours of footage but this is only about half of the program – we have not yet filmed the advanced segments. I feel push hands is one of the most important practices you can do if you are learning a tai chi form or immediately after you learn a form. It is also fun to practice.

For those who may not know about push hands, you work with a partner in a series of exercises. It enables you to learn and feel the 8 core energies of tai chi integrating them into you body. Although most view push hands as a martial art practice, in reality it rapidly increases your energetic sensitivity and is thus useful for health, healing and martial arts. It is also an extremely effective at increasing sensitivity for the bedroom arts, something I have dedicated an entire chapter on in an upcoming book.

We will be releasing more videos on push hands in the coming months. Please watch, share and comment – this helps spread the knowledge.



  1. geoff morris

    I am actually from the Han lineage Mr Frantzis,in fact i was the first foreign student of Han Jing Shen,you explian this very well,i understand it obviously but this gives a great insight to others who are maybe a little mislead.

  2. Dan Kleiman

    Thanks for posting this overview. We’ve really been enjoying working on these principles in solo practice where we can and of course in two-person work. It’s so useful to have this big picture reminder of what we’re going for!

  3. Scott

    Hi Bruce,

    I am currently in the bagua mastery program, and was training with Lee Burkins about a month ago at his place when he mentioned that you all were currently working on a tai chi mastery program, which I got very excited about. For the tai chi mastery program, will that be specific to Wu style, some other style, or tai chi in general? Will there be, or are there currently, any more intro level lower price point wu style training videos available for purchase [I think there was a VHS tape back in the day]? Also, can you say anything about the target price point for the tai chi mastery program [or its subparts if it is being broken up into subparts], for example “similar in price to BMP”, ” a bit more than BMP but not tremendously so”, “multiple times the price of BMP?”


    • Tai Chi Master Bruce Frantzis

      Hi Scott,
      Tai Chi Mastery is a large undertaking that is changing each day. We won’t have more details until the end of the year. It will include a large segment on push hands and I will be talking in various segments about the Yang form as well as the Wu form. Stay tuned. Bruce

  4. kb

    Thanks for the insight Bruce!


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