Tai Chi Push Hands Origin – Medieval Military Spear

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Taiji Push Hands training has evolved from the ancient military confrontation tactics of the two-handed spear.  The offensive and defensive “sticking and adhering” strategy between soldiers in the Ming era, utilized weapons context entirely and often at long range. Chen Taijiquan push hands were never intended purely for unarmed wrestling, close distance- the modern approach requires much additional supplementation for practicality.

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