Altes_Logo_Push_Hands_MeetingThe current Meeting will take place on 11- 15 of April 2018 in Hannover, Germany.
Arrival: Tuesday, 10.04.2018, from 20.00 hours onwards!


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

Room 1

Room 2

Room 3


Barry McGinlay

 Frederick Behar Hella Ebel
Barry McGinlay Frederick Behar Hella Ebel

Barry McGinlay

Frederick Behar  Ivo Marvan

Barry McGinlay

Gabriele Laritz Ivo Marvan

Barry McGinlay

Gabriele Laritz Ivo Marvan

Early Morning Qigong

To give you a relaxing start into the day, Qi Gong will be offered from 08.45 am to 9.30 am on April, 12th – 14th.


Workshops with international teachers: Deepen your knowledge, refine your skills!
Check out our guest teachers and their workshops here.


Free Push Hands – Play? Fight? Explore!

Free Push Hands is formless, creating random patterns. Working with a partner and leaving the form behind, you can explore the form of formlessness.

Playing, fighting, dancing, experimenting, … – No matter which your favorite view of personal interaction or martial arts is, all boils down to communicative action. Push Hands is not about speaking and explaining – we use our hands and bodies to feel and to communicate.

The single rule of trying to follow the Taiji principles with respect for your partner allows you to experience Taijiquan in a non-formalized way as a practical martial art. In bodily communication with your partner, you can safely explore the meaning behind the Taiji Classics and the unique challenges going with it:
How to effectively eliminate body tension?
How to align body, mind and spirit in action?
How to deal with fear and aggression?
How to put your intention into a non-wilful action?
How to meet hardness with softness?

Merging with others without losing yourself, you are also invited to dance with questions of everyday life:
How to stay focused while going with the flow?
Why to invest in loss?
When to lead and when to follow?
How to create meaningful communication?

This common communicative background of Taijiquan allows practitioners of different styles to practice and work together on their understanding of the principles. Join us and let’s go a bit of our way together!


NEW – Continuous beginners’ program: Discover Push Hands!

Push Hands Beginner are very welcome at this meeting!

Push Hands Beginner

Prices (Euro)

Whole Meeting (5 days): 300 Euros
Single Days: 60 Euros
Exception: Saturday 80 Euros (Gala, Party and Buffet included)

If you register and pay before the end of 2017 you will get a 10% early bird discount.

We ask for your understanding that in principle only full days can be booked. Half days can only be booked in connection with at least another full day.

There are numerous inexpensive cafés, pubs, fast-food restaurants and supermarkets in the direct vicinity of the Tai Chi Studio, so that you can easily arrange your own meals.


Please register by 1st of April 2017 at the latest! Participants who register and pay before 1st of February 2017 will receive a 10% discount! You can use the registration form or, from November onwards, register online.


You can sleep in the Tai Chi Studio for 5 euros/night if you bring your own sleeping mat and sleeping bag. Shower facilities are available. Addresses of various hotels and B&Bs will be posted on the website.