I said I will open up my student’s door in a certain manner.
One. Two. Three – open.
He knew what I was going to do. So why did he allowed me to do it?
I asked him and he was just as puzzled. Words failed him. He didn’t know what happened.
Tried it again. Surely he will not fail to react a second time.
Times like this the skills of Taijiquan seemed magical but it was just an application of strategy and timing and voila! This is the usefulness of having a game plan in doing push hands.