To Be In Control

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My teacher never fails to remind his students during the pushing hands session to control, and not to be controlled by, the opponent. When we are in control of the situation, we can afford to be more relaxed, and we can dictate how the push hands session develops. However, when our opponent is in control, we would have to be working doubly hard, expending double the effort to keep up with the opponent.

To be in the position of control, we must first maintain our balance in the posture. How we stand, how we keep our physical and mental balances, and, how we position ourselves are important, as we do not want to start off the push hands session in a handicapped position. By reducing the number of weaknesses the opponent can exploit, we give ourselves a head start in winning the control of the push hands session.

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