This is a clip of how we practice strikes in push hands. This is only one method. There are other ways of practice that we have not filmed.
After taping I showed the clip to my student and said that an outsider watching would think that he was a compliant dummy. But the truth is that he wasn’t compliant and he did put up resistance; well not a 100% because then the strikes would come harder and after this is training.
All in the important thing about this is that at the end of the day the hands are given a workout and are the better after it.