Summer of the Dragon
Push Hands Conference

July 27-28, 2024
Cromwell Park in Shoreline (Seattle), Washington

Come join us in the Pacific Northwest for a weekend of Tai Chi learning, camaraderie and fun. Build months of practical knowledge and experience with a two-day investment. All levels and styles welcome.

Push Hands Master Class

Unlock the profound relationships between Tai Chi form, theory, and martial application. Join us for a one-day intensive seminar with a world-class master coach.

Four Square Push Hands (si zheng tuishou) is a traditional exercise for cultivating Tai Chi skill. We will go beyond surface-level choreography, to reveal its structure and meaning in precise detail. We will learn how to apply the Eight Energies, in accordance with the original Chinese texts, and the living lineage transmission.

This seminar will transform your understanding and practice of Tai Chi Chuan.

Four Square is a beginner-friendly, fixed-step practice routine. No falls are planned or expected.

Seminar participants will receive direct instruction from Chris Marshall, an international martial arts gold medalist, teacher of teachers, and leader of sixth-generation Yang Taijiquan.

View: Tournament highlights

View: Common problems in Four Square Push Hands

Sunday: Push Hands Free Play

Continue exploring Four Square Push Hands and other traditional patterns; or develop your skills in freestyle and unchoreographed practice. Interact with a wide variety of training partners and skillsets.

Our conferences attract some of the best Tai Chi and martial arts talent in the United States!

Sunday includes a pizza lunch in the park (veggie and gluten-free options included).

Watch: Introduction to Tai Chi Push Hands

Preliminary Event Schedule


  • 9:15am – Registration and check-in
  • 9:30am – Seminar begins
  • 9:35am – Group photo
  • 12:30pm – Lunch break
  • 2:00pm – Seminar resumes
  • 4:30pm – Seminar ends
  • 4:35pm – Free practice begins
  • 5:30pm – Free practice ends
  • 6:30pm – Group dinner (optional).


  • 9:00am – Standing meditation
  • 9:30am – Registration and check-in
  • 9:35am – Forms practice (Steelyard 27 and others)
  • 10:00am – Introduction and opening remarks
  • 10:05am – Group photo
  • 10:10am – Free practice begins
  • 1:00pm – Pizza break
  • 2:00pm – Free practice resumes
  • 5:00pm – End

Food, Lodging and Entertainment

Seattle offers a wide variety of lodging, dining and transportation options. Local attractions include the Space Needle, Museum of Flight, Japanese Garden, Pike Place Fish Market, Olympic Sculpture Park, and the original Starbucks Coffee.

Shoreline is directly north of Seattle, located 20 minutes from the metro center. Cromwell Park is located in the center of Shoreline.

An average July afternoon in Seattle is sunny and 75 degrees Fahrenheit.

Want to coordinate and chat with other conference attendees?
Try the Friends of Shoreline Tai Chi groups on Facebook and/or Discord.

Printable event flyer on Google Docs.

Please register in advance. There will be no registration at the door.

See the registration form for current pricing and registration options.

All participants must sign a liability waiver and media release.

Early Registration Discount until June 1! Use coupon code: FANGSONG

Private lessons available on request.

Questions? Contact us.