Learn how to strengthen and apply your energy through “Two-Person Practice.” Often called “Pushing Hands,” partnered two-person practice provides an opportunity for you to work on sending your energy and extending your sensitivity outside of your own body. Your partner provides valuable feedback on whether you can successfully transmit a Jing signal, and whether your form is stable and relaxed.
Filmed live at the 2017 Ultimate Internal Power Workshop, Master Waysun Liao introduces practice exercises you can do alone in solo practice to build your ability to neutralize, relax, connect and transmit your energy to an opponent or Two-Person practice partner. He also demonstrates these key principles in paired practice, with the camera capturing several private training lessons with individuals.
(NOTE: The video “Advanced Tao Gong Energy Practice” was also filmed at the 2017 Ultimate Internal Power Workshop and augments this material with deep meditative practice that can be applied to Roll Hands form. This set plus Advanced Tao Gong Energy Practice comprise a complete video collection from the 2017 seminar.)
Disc 1: How to Prepare for Two-Person Practice
Chapters: Prepare to be in Taichi ~ Relax Wrists and Shoulders ~ Relax Knees and Pelvic Area ~ Feeling, Flow and Follow ~ If It’s Heavy, Make it Light ~ Learn to Shift Internally ~ Feel and Flow Into Preparation
Disc 2: How to Build Power for Two-Person Practice
Chapters: Inward Outward Form ~ Adding Upward Downward Form ~ Focused Taichi Ball Meditation ~ Exercise Your Taichi Ball ~ The Many Possibilities of Taichi Ball ~ Bring Out Taichi Ball For Hands Attaching ~ Tips to Build Power in Hands Attaching ~ Build Horizontal and Vertical Power
Disc 3: How to Practice Solo for Two-Person Mastery
Chapters: Ward Off, Roll Back, Press, Push ~ Heavy and Light in Turning Taichi Ball ~ Details Ward Off, Roll Back, Press, Push ~ External Feeling and Using Jing Requires Two-Person Practice ~ Split Into Ward Off ~ Roll Back Curves Into Press, Push ~ Internal Shift into Attaching Steps ~ Putting it all Together
Disc 4: How to Enter Two-Person Contact
Chapters: Before Initial Contact ~ Making and Breaking Initial Contact ~ Tips to Feel, Flow and Avoid Conflict ~ Paired Practice: Rich’s Lesson ~ Paired Practice: Jeff’s Lesson ~ Paired Practice: Kelly’s Lesson ~ Paired Practice: Andy’s Lesson ~ Five Style Steps and Bow
Disc 5: How to Develop Taichi Ball Mastery
Chapters: Inward Outward, Upward Downward Tips ~ Following Taichi Energy Ball ~ Forming and Moving a Taichi Energy Ball ~ Move Taichi Ball for Five-Style Steps ~ Tips for Splitting Taichi Ball ~ Taichi Ball Energy Principles ~ Adjusting for Comfort and Harmony
Disc 6: How to Build Awareness for Two-Person Practice
Chapters: Forming, Hugging and Holding a Taichi Ball ~ Push Form with Taichi Ball ~ Connect Everything Into One Move ~ Hands Attaching, Horizontal and Vertical ~ Horizontal and Vertical in Two-Person ~ Two-Person Demo with Master Bob ~ Tao Te Ching Principles for Two-Person
Disc 7:Single Whip Split for Two-Person Practice
Chapters: Single Whip: Pinch and Drag ~ Mindset: Training Formula vs. Forms ~ Pinch a Point, Drag with Taichi Ball ~ Single Whip and Split ~ Single Whip Split in Two-Person ~ Four Components of Taichi Training – Special Preview!