<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Wushuer:
<B>Just my two cents on this.
How do you teach the student proper movement for push hands without first training, at least, push hands form?
You would have to teach them the proper form to use for push hands, so you are, in effect, teaching them form to teach them push hands.
It may only be single posture form, but it is form none the less.
Thak you great 2 cents!!!
Actually I do agree 100% with you/ It surprised me a lot to read this article, specially since this guys students end up being asia champions and everything, even though he claims his style is not competitive in nature.
The way I understand it, and the way I was taught, form must come first. That way you learn proper posture, alignment, rooting, and also get to understand the theory behind movement before trying to apply it.
But since this master (its a shame I dont recall the name I have to buy the magazine!!!), is a senior practitioner and teacher from Asia, maybe he is up to something, and its deffinetly worth pondering about it.