International Push Hands Meeting

11th – 15th of April 2018 in Hannover, Germany

Dear Tai Chi Pusher,
The date for the 18th Push Hands Meeting in Hannover has now been fixed! From 11th – 15th of April 2018 you can look forward to the familiar format, comprising the programme for experienced practitioners together with regular options for beginners: at least one morning workshop, an introduction to free push hands and then an extra area for beginners and ‘soft pushers’ after the midday break.

International Push Hands Meeting Hannover, GermanySchedule:
9:30 hour Presentations of the teachers and selection of workshop
10:00 – 13:00 hours Workshops
13:00 – 15:00 hours Midday break
15:00 – 17:45 hours Free push hands

The legendary Push Hands Party with gala will take place at 19.30 hours on 14th of April.

Further information on the teachers, workshop themes etc. will be constantly updated on this website. The complete programme together with the current flyer are posted here or can also be sent to you by post on request. You can view impressions of the previous meeting in the Gallery and in the Videos.

Let’s hope that the 18th meeting will once again feature the same good, constructive and respectful atmosphere as the previous ones! I look forward to seeing you there!

Best wishes from Hannover, Nils Klug

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NEW – continuous Beginners’ Programme:

Push Hands? – Just try it!

Push Hands (Tui Shou) means feeling or hitting hands and it is one of the most important partner exercises of Taijiquan. Depending on the individual approach it can represent an opportunity to practise the basic principles in respectful partnerwork, a possibility to try out one’s limits, a technique of non-verbal communication (hearing by feeling) or a transition from form work to free fighting.

For all of you who are interested in Push Hands but never had the chance to get a basic introduction into the partnerwork of Push Hands, there will be a special 5-days course for beginners in the mornings.

If possible, you can bring along your (future) training partner to learn some of the central basic exercises together. This will make training at home much more efficient. If you want to attend on your own, a partner will be found on the spot; during the workshop the partners will be changed regularly anyway.


On our comment site you can read reviews and posts from participants of the previews events or write a comment yourself. Visit and like us on Facebook on “Push Hands Meeting Hannover” for further information as well.

Taiji Forum 2017

The 2nd Taiji Forum Meeting – an exchange meeting for Chinese Internal Arts – took place from September, 8th to September, 10th 2017 in Hanover (Germany).

Downloads 17th Push Hands Meeting

Folder of the 15th Push Hands Meeting (ca. 300kb) see page 2:

Map of venue: ph_map_small

Download the folder here!

Impressions, review of the last Push Hands Meetings

Videos and images of the 14th meeting you will find here
Images and videos of the 13th meeting

Review of the last Push Hands Meeting by Ronnie Robinson:

The International Push Hands Meeting staged in Hannover, Germany is a firmly fixed schedule in the minds of most northern European players, who like to exchange with others, in the often varied art of tai chi tui shou, or push hands as it’s better known to most. Taking place annually, and now in its 14th year, it provides the first opportunity of the year to meet friends, old and new, from various Europan locales… Read the whole article here

Video: Gala of the 15th Push Hands Meeting

What is Push Hands?Push_Hands_Meeting_Hannover

Tui Shou (Chinese: 推手, pinyin tuī shǒu; Wade-Giles: t’ui shou, pronuciation: soundfile), also called Push Hands or Pushing Hands is a two-person training routine, especially in Taijiquan but also in other internal martial arts.

Push Hands as a partner exercise provides a possibility to learn how to deal with incoming power. In contact with a partner, one can thus establish e.g. whether one is correctly centred or double weighted. Partner work in Push Hands may also provide hints on how to improve one’s Taijiquan form, following the ideal: Do the form the way you fight and fight the way you do the form.

Read the whole article “push hands” on!

Nils Klug
Zur Bettfedernfabrik 1
D-30451 Hannover
Tel: 0511 45 35 75 oder 0160 97 37 98 76