Taijiquan IV: Push-Hands and Sword (0.5-4)

Level IV introduces push-hands, or tui shou, the two-person t'ai-chi chuan practice. The basic push-hands pattern is taught and the solo form is corrected, with special attention to how push-hands and the solo practice inform each other. Partner work provides the basis for learning how to interact with others using t'ai-chi principles. By practicing these skills in a push-hands setting, the student learns how to bring them to everyday interactions. This upper-level martial arts course is available for variable credit (1-3). Please contact the Department for further details. Cross-listed as TRA405.
Course Number: TRA565
Units: 1.0-3.0