8/18/2010 2:29pm, #1
Good CMA tournaments, please help!
I found this video online from 2009, but I can't find out information about next years.
YouTube- Steve Chan at the Canadian National Championships in 2009
Has anyone been to this tournament, or know of any other tournament with good push hand divisions?
8/21/2010 6:16am, #2
8/21/2010 8:05am, #3
8/21/2010 11:00am, #4
8/21/2010 4:30pm, #5
Man, now I miss playing push hands.
8/21/2010 5:25pm, #6“Most people do not do, but take refuge in theory and talk, thinking that they will become good in this way” -- Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, II.4
8/21/2010 5:51pm, #7
That turning throw around 2:27 was great.
8/22/2010 12:15am, #8
8/27/2010 8:24pm, #9
YouTube- ICMAC Extreme Push Hands Competition
... is from the unfortunately titled ICMAC Extreme Push Hands Competition, which was held August 20, 2010. The first half is mostly big guys pushing each other out of the circle, but there are some decent trips and hauls in the second half. It seems to have been promoted by these fellows.“Most people do not do, but take refuge in theory and talk, thinking that they will become good in this way” -- Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, II.4
8/29/2010 2:11pm, #10
Some of my classmates paid a visit to ICMAC when it was in San Fan a month or two ago. They missed most of the push hands but got a look at the "light" sanda and noted afterwards that pretty much the person who took the most punishment won—the people dishing out the strikes and throws almost invariably were DQed. (They do have normal sanda too, which is likely better.)
ICMAC actually runs all sorts of rulesets during their comps—the extreeeeeme tui shou just means mobile-step with tripping. Full sweeps are explicitly disallowed. The other part that makes it extreeeeeeme is that it's open to all styles, not just taiji.