Friday, September 28, 2007

Push Hands
Taught by
Joe Lopez

22601 Pacific Coast Highway #250 Malibu
(just above PC Greens)


Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 a.m.
Starting October 11, 2007

$12 per class.

Class will begin with a brief set of loosening exercises that are especially for push hands, followed by prearranged push hand training. Soon after, we will move on to learning and training freestyle push hands.The Tai Chi Form represents the individual. Push hands represents the individual in relationship. In push hands we learn the skills of Tai Chi with a partner, but deeper than that, when learned properly, it is a personal growth process. Students should have some familiarity with Tai Chi.

In his twenties, Joe Lopez founded what became the largest Martial Arts Academy in New York City. He started studying Internal Arts in the sixties before most people knew they existed. By very good fortune, he was able to study with Professor Cheng Man Ching, one of the greatest Tai Chi Masters of our time. Joe also studied Chi Gong and Tai Chi with a number of other Masters.

With forty-five years of martial arts experience, Joe has taught Tai Chi Chuan, Push hands, Sword, Sword Fencing, Saber and a number of styles of Chi Gong, including Tai Chi Ruler.