Another enjoyable Push Hands in the park session yesterday.
I left home at 9.00am and drove down the Hill and managed to ‘brush knee twist step’ my way around the cyclists who flood the area every Sunday morning. I arrived at Fawkner Park in town, where we meet, at about 9.55am for our 10.00am start.
Phil and a couple of others were there and very soon we had ten enthusiastic players which included two beginners who I’ve not met before.
For the next two hours we pushed hands in ten minute blocks, changing partners when the bell sounded. It was great to push hands with inexperienced and very experienced players. It certainly kept me focused and gave me a thorough workout and I learned more ‘bits’ that has helped improve my push hands.
After the session we said our goodbyes and I went to my car to get my wooden Tai Chi weapons which included Sword, Sabre, Staff and my two fans to practice my forms, and returned to the same spot where we pushed hands. There were a few people nearby practicing soft ball and soccer checking me out while I practiced but after a short while they went back to playing their sports.
I did three repetitions of each weapons forms which took about 30 minutes and it was then time to head back home and collapse on the couch.
My ten minute nap extended into the afternoon!
Footnote: Our next Push Hands in the park is on 30 June. Here’s some more information on what’s involved from my last post May: Push Hands Meetup