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Taichi Push Hand: Student Phil Sun’s Farewell Demo


In a very short time, student Phil Sun has significantly improved his Taichi push hands skill. Due to job change, he is leaving the class. This video is a farewell demo, a demo of what he has learned. Master Byron teaches his student holding nothing back, this is also a reflection of Master Byron’s teaching accomplishment.

This is a very useful video for your push hands practice from Master Byron. Please like it and share it with others.

Note that other Tai Chi styles or other levels may have different interpretations of this same topic, we hope people can appreciate this version.

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How to Find 10,000 Hours Of Taiji Push Hands Practice


In his book, “Outliers”, Malcolm Gladwell proposed the “10,000-Hour Rule”, claiming that the key to achieving world-class expertise in any skill, is, to a large extent, a matter of practicing the correct way for a total of around 10,000 hours. In this video Master Byron, who is very busy in his construction business, shares with us how to find the ten thousand hours in one’s busy daily life. Hope you enjoy and find your own way of Taiji (tai chi) practice.

This is a very useful video for your push hands practice from Master Byron. Please like it and share it with others.

Note that other Tai Chi styles or other levels may have different interpretations of this same topic, we hope people can appreciate this version.

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It is important we share our experience and discuss the best ways to learn Tai Chi. We don’t want to lose the traditional martial arts treasures, we want to improve them by developing better skills and enabling better learning.

High definition video may help you see all of this better. This video is shot in 4K UHD setting (if you have 4K TV, you may select this youtube Setting/Quality).

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Taiji Fun Game For Hip Rotation and Center Axis


Many people can not rotate their hips and keep their axis straight while under force. It is difficult to practice no matter how many times you are told to relax and are reminded not to use force. This video may just perform that miracle. You will even be motivated because it becomes a fun game (instead of the boring traditional exercise). In addition, we find that if you are practicing some moves for a long period of time without improvement, so changing your routine may speed up your progress.

In many of Byron’s videos, he will present various options for you to use in training. Some of them may suit your current state while others may be too simple or you may not be ready to comprehend at your current level. Master Wang Zhuang Hong in his book says: when you crossed the river, you no longer need the boat anymore. Also after you reached a new level, you may have to unlearn or discard some of the practices you used in the previous level.

This is a very useful video for your push hands practice by Master Byron. Please like it and share it with others.

Note that other Tai Chi styles or other levels may have different interpretations of this same topic, we hope people can appreciate this version.

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It is important we share our experience and discuss the best ways to learn Tai Chi. We don’t want to lose the traditional martial arts treasures, we want to improve them by developing better skills and enabling better learning.

High definition video may help you see all of this better. This video is shot in 4K UHD setting (if you have 4K TV, you may select this youtube Setting/Quality).

Taiji Push Hands: Playing Guitar and Its Application

How to practice the classical Taichi move “Playing Guitar”? In this video, Master Byron Zhang shared his interpretation of the postures Playing Guitar in Tai Chi. He will share with you the application in push hands and show you the common mistakes. We truly believe there are numerous different ways one can learn Taiji, and hope this is one of many ways that will help you. If you like this kind of videos, we plan to produce a video series of more detailed explanations and push hand applications for each Taichi form.

In many of Byron’s videos, he will present various options for you to use in training. Some of them may suit your current state while others may be too simple or you may not be ready to comprehend at your current level. Master Wang Zhuang Hong in his book says: when you crossed the river, you no longer need the boat anymore. Also after you reached a new level, you may have to unlearn or discard some of the practices you used in the previous level.

This is a very useful video for your push hands practice by Master Byron. Please like it and share it with others.

Note that other Tai Chi styles or other levels may have different interpretations of this same topic, we hope people can appreciate this version.

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It is important we share our experience and discuss the best ways to learn Tai Chi. We don’t want to lose the traditional martial arts treasures, we want to improve them by developing better skills and enabling better learning.

Use “Exaggerated” Taichi (Taiji) Form To Train Push Hands


You probably have seen the smooth and elegant form of Taiji. While you may enjoy the beauty of the art form, it is difficult for beginners to identify the real elements. The Taiji demo moves from many grand masters are so subtle, it is hard to capture the details. We truly believe there are numerous different ways one can learn Taiji, and hope this is one of many ways that will help you.

In many of Byron’s videos, he will present various options for you to use in training. Some of them may suit your current state while others may be too simple or you may not be ready to comprehend at your current level. Master Wang Zhuang Hong in his book says: when you crossed the river, you no longer need the boat anymore. Also after you reached a new level, you may have to unlearn or discard some of the practices you used in the previous level.

This is a very useful video for your push hands practice by Master Byron. Please like it and share it with others.

Note that other Tai Chi styles or other levels may have different interpretations of this same topic, we hope people can appreciate this version.

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It is important we share our experience and discuss the best ways to learn Tai Chi. We don’t want to lose the traditional martial arts treasures, we want to improve them by developing better skills and enabling better learning.

Push Hands: How Exactly Does Relaxation Help In Tai Ji?

Your master may keep telling you to relax. However you may not comprehend it no matter how many times he may repeat. Hope this demo will help you to understand it. This is a very useful video for your push hand practice. Please like it and share it with others. Push Hands: How Exactly Does Relaxation Help In Tai Ji?.

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Push Hands: How Much Yang and Yin in Tai Ji?

We are always confused by the amount of Yang or Yin we should apply. Can we balance Yin & Yang and yet some part of the body is not in the relaxed state? In this video, very clearly and concisely Byron would demonstrate how to balance the two. We have not seen this kind of explanation in the past. This is a rare and very useful video for your push hand practice. Please like it and share it with others. How Much Yang and Yin in Tai Ji?

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Push Hand Common Mistakes Leg Push & 3-point Lock Up

Push Hand Common Mistakes Leg Push & 3-point Lock Up

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Push Hands Alignment Uncontrollable Shaking

Tai Ji Push Hands Alignment Uncontrollable Shaking

A student can not control his shaking while practicing Tai Chi push hands. We would like to share this video with you to let you know this is OK, even though it is pretty rare. Have you had this kind of situation? Let us know.
There are tricks to cure hiccups because hiccups are common. For this type of shaking, since it is not common, we have not found any quick fix, let us know if you have any tricks for the cure. Do you think the shaking may lead to some greatness or weakness, leave comments below?