Tui Shou, also called "sticky hands", is traditionally used in Taiji and other martial arts. It is used to explore the principles learned in the form in application with a partner.
This practice for two allows us to discover how we occupy space with our body, how we manage our energy and what reflexes the dynamic sharing of a space with the partner awakens in us. It also allows us to discover how our perception works, our balance and how we can massively reduce our energy expenditure.
Thanks to the benevolent help of our partner, we can become aware of our bad habits and anchor in the body a different sensory experience. For example, we can have an excessively passive attitude by letting the partner occupy our space and ceding our physical and structural integrity to him. Or on the contrary too active, making us too rigid, resulting in a great loss of energy and great vulnerability because a rigid attitude no longer allows us to adapt to change. Being overly active blocks feeling and being too passive blocks action.
Centre Culturel Social Barres et Mont
26, Av. du Château d’Eau, | 9, 90000 Belfort, France
2.5 hours of Workshop in the morning and 3 hours of free push-hands by 10 minutes sessions in the afternoon
Tui Shou, also called "pushing hands", is used traditionally in Taiji and other martial arts. It promotes anchoring, listening and self-awareness in the relationship to the other and to space.
This practice helps to learn to maintain the link and movement while remaining relaxed and in balance. It allows you to manage your own energy more efficiently, to maintain the right distance, to understand the forces exercised by everyone and to use them to your advantage. The acquired principles are transposable to any situation of everyday life as well as to various bodily or therapeutic practices.
In practice, two people standing face to face with their hands in permanent contact, test and explore each other's balance. Although having its origins in the martial arts, with a notion of combat at the base, the way this practice is proposed here, emphasizes the consciousness and subtlety of the movement although its martial effectiveness remains intact.
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