We are prepar­ing the 8th Inter­na­tional Push Hands Meet­ing 2019 in Prague for you.
Dates: 13th-15th Sep­tem­ber 2019


Fri­day   10:00–13:00
    Prac­tice in pairs  
Sat­ur­day   10:00–13:00
15:00–18:00 19:30–22:00
    Prac­tice in pairs Gala-evening
Sun­day   10:00–13:00
    Prac­tice in pairs  
  • Work­shops – Expe­ri­enced teach­ers will present their meth­ods of work in Tai Chi Chuan and push hands.
  • Prac­tice in pairs – Par­tic­i­pants will indi­vid­u­al­ly agree on how they want to prac­tice in pairs. They will prac­tice in 10-minute rounds. Par­tic­i­pants will agree on the type of prac­tice (free push hands vs. form push hands, with steps vs. with­out steps). The lev­el is always adjust­ed to the prac­ti­tion­er with less expe­ri­ence.
  • Gala-evening – Space for pre­sen­ta­tions of styles, schools and forms as well as a friend­ly meet­ing.



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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