We are prepar­ing the 9th Inter­na­tional Push Hands Meet­ing 2020 in Prague for you.
Dates: 11th-13th Sep­tem­ber 2020

Zbigniew Tracz

Zbig­niew Tracz – Zbyszek is from Poland. He start­ed study­ing the art of Tai Chi Chuan in 1995. From the begin­ning until now he has been study­ing in the school “Cen­tre of Taoist Arts Gold­en Hill” of Tomasz Nowakows­ki. He has been teach­ing since 1999.

He prac­tices the styles Yang (Tomasz Nowakows­ki) and Chang San Fung Tai Ki Kung (Dr Ming Wong C. Y, Tomasz Nowakows­ki).


We will be work­ing on find­ing relax­ation and opti­mal body pos­ture while stay­ing in touch with a part­ner. We will treat push-hands prac­tice as an oppor­tu­ni­ty to devel­op sen­si­tiv­i­ty, study our own bal­ance, pos­si­bil­i­ties and lim­i­ta­tions, and try to rec­og­nize the same in anoth­er per­son. This work­shop will be a chance to talk about that on many lev­els.


Cen­tre of Taoist Arts Gold­en Hill (home page)

Tomasz (Thomas) Nowakowski

Biog­ra­phy: Tomasz (Thomas) Nowakows­ki liv­ing in Lon­don, visu­al and mar­tial artist. He has stud­ied dif­fer­ent mar­tial arts since 1966 and has been teach­ing T’ai Chi Ch’uan and Qi Gong since 1982. Dur­ing last 30 years Thomas has taught Tai Chi Chuan and Qi Gong in many coun­tries: Aus­tria, Czech Repub­lic, France, Ger­many, Italy, Poland, Slo­va­kia, Tai­wan and Unit­ed King­dom. He has lead work­shops at his own school as well as for dif­fer­ent com­pa­nies, cul­tur­al and edu­ca­tion­al insti­tu­tions. Thomas was a judge at Open Nation­al Cham­pi­onship of Tai­wan in 2004. He is co-founder The Cen­tre of Taoist Arts Gold­en Hill (Zlaty Kopec) in Prague, Inter­na­tion­al Push Hands Meet­ing in Prague and founder Tai Chi Art Cen­tre Lon­don. In 1990 he met his cur­rent teacher Dr Ming Wong C.Y. and has stud­ied his fam­i­ly style Tai Chi, Tai Ki Kung San Fung and some tech­niques and the­o­ry of Chi­nese med­i­cine. Thomas is the author of “Shapes of Bal­ance” sys­tem (struc­tured devel­op­ment of per­cep­tion).


When you under­stand a tech­nique, you know a tech­nique. When you under­stand a con­cept, you know a thou­sand of tech­niques.”
Under­stand­ing a con­cept is the core of my Shapes of Bal­ance teach­ing sys­tem.

The top­ic of my work­shop will be prac­ti­cal research a con­cept of Chang San Feng 13th Fun­da­men­tal Forms Tai Chi in indi­vid­ual forms and their appli­ca­tions with part­ner in Tuishou (Push­ing Hands). Based on the com­par­i­son exam­ples from San Feng and Yang styles. We will be work­ing with tim­ing, coor­di­na­tion, bal­ance of struc­ture and aware­ness of move­ments in action with part­ner.



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