Pushing Hands Technique / Peng, Lu, Ji, An


Peng is often translated as ward off but it means to receive opponent¡¯s force and move his
weight point.
Make his posture empty then use the release shoulder technique.
This is to release opponent¡¯s force.



Lu is to release opponent¡¯s force. When the opponent¡¯s force is on your body, use the opponent¡¯s
force to lead him to move forward. Return his force to tip off his posture and weight point but do not
make your body double weighted. You must use soft force (stick force) not hard force to control the
opponent and use this technique to push out. You should control and maintain
your weight point and should not give your opponent a chance to attack.



Do not use direct force and react indirectly. It is like a ball bouncing off a wall or a sound bouncing
off a drum when a coin is dropped on it. Ji means not to push out directly but to use short force.



An is like water. Soft as water but contains a force similar to a waterfall charging down with full
of power. When you contact opponent¡¯s hand, quickly push down but don¡¯t let the opponent know
where your force is coming from. Also do not give him chance to prepare, then according to the
situation, move the force up and push out. This is very difficult technique and An often mistranslated.
It does not mean push.


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