Pushing Hans Technique / Zhan, Nian, Lian, Sui, Bu Dui Ding


When two forces collide, you should slide under and lift the opponent¡¯s force. Opponent cannot uproot
you if you have this jing. It should not be just a direct upward force but direct with jing. This technique
is used when the opponent is taller, has stronger force, or sturdier horse step. It may seem difficult to
lift the whole body but if you can, the opponent¡¯s top will become heavy and bottom light and loose
balance when he moves. At this moment you should quickly push out. Without resistance or separating
the force, lift the body up and then use force to push out.



Lian means to connect so you cannot separate, withdraw, disconnect, stop or relax.
This is referred as lian jing.



Nian means to stick on. When the opponent pushes with force, you should immediately roll back.
If the opponent rolls back, you should stick on and follow. If the opponent sinks, you should become
supple (song). Take out but do not open up. Pull up but do not separate. This is as if two people
are stuck together with glue. It is also like a holding onto an elastic rubber. If someone pulls you
should follow with out separation or resistance.



Sui means to follow. If the opponent is quick you should be quick too. If the opponent is slow
you should be slow. Backward and forward are inter-dependent. You should not be faster or
slower than the opponent. Opponent¡¯s force should be measured and you should match the force.
This is follow force.



Do not separate or resist. Do not lead too fast and do not receive too late.


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