Health, Physical Education And Recreation | T'ui Shou (Push Hands) (1 cr)
E348 | 6584 | Pearce


PREREQUISITES:
E248 Intermediate T'ai Chi Ch'uan or permission of
instructor.

CLASS MEETING:
Two 50 minute periods per week.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Introduction to the techniques, skills and strategies of T'ai Chi Ch'uan
T'ui Shou (Push Hands).  T'ui Shou was originally designed as a training
level between solo forms and high impact interaction.  Course provides
instruction and practice in techniques of Yang Style T'ui Shou (as
developed by William C.C. Chen and Dr. Tao Ping-siang from Cheng Man-ching's
style), with additional material from Peter Ralston's Cheng Hsin, and
Alternative Directions of Response.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

1.  To refine concentration and attentional skills
2.  To refine physical mechanics for lifting and throwing
3.  To develop quickness, anticipation and reaction skills
4.  To develop acute sensitivity to pressure, balance and/or directional

change
5.  To refine yielding skills (moving in direction of opponent's pressure)
6.  To practice circular movements, stepping and pivoting to affect objects

and forces
7.  To refine techniques of martial balancing

EQUIPMENT/TEXTS:
Loose comfortable clothing:  cotton-soled shoes, white shirt and black pants
required.  Other martial arts uniforms may be substituted.  Blue jeans are
unacceptable.

ATTENDANCE:
Students are allowed a maximum of three (3) absences.  Upon a fourth
absence, the student has three (3) options:
1)  receive a grade of F;
2)  officially withdraw from the class;
3)  follow an appeal procedures through your instructor and/or the Elective

Program Coordinator.

GRADING:
Grades are determined by class performance, papers, midterm and final exam.