Tai chi is not just an exercise. It’s also a sport. The game played between two people is called Push Hands.

In Tai Chi Sports There are many benefits that come from practicing sets, forms, and routines, but the biggest reason is the practice of movements required to topple your opponent and stand firmly in a game of Tai Chi.

The Tai Chi sport of push hands has the objective of maintaining your balance while using spiraling movement to take your opponent off balance.

The spiraling movement of Tai Chi sports is known as reeling silk. With practice, reeling silk movement develops muscle memory that allows your skeletal system to align and coil like spring. (See On the Whiteboard: Reeling Silk for diagram)