This question definitely comes mc-dojo side of taichi. Look at Yang Family description of Yang Shou Hao:
"He developed a form that was high with small movements done in a sometimes slow and sometimes sudden manner. His releasing of energy (fajin) was hard and crisp, accompanied with sudden sounds. The spirit from his eyes would shoot out in all directions, flashing like lightning. Combined with a sneer, a sinister laugh, and the sounds of "Heng!" and "Ha!", his imposing manner was quite threatening. Shao Hou taught students to strike quickly after coming into contact with the opponent, wearing expressions from the full spectrum of emotions when he taught them."
You need to ask your instructor or one you are learning from, where are these methods, and application. Why is he teaching pushing, and competition push-hands. Remember, taiji is battlefield art, but as large number of people learn it would not even hurt a fly.
answer: There are no high-percentage techniques, classical push-hands are way to achieve self-defence
Suggestion: look for teacher who is not mc-dojo trained.
How to look for that, rough guide:
- Pad work. (Hitting and striking pads.)
- Load of training methods to teach about real violence.
- Fighting at a range of heights, from ground to standing.
- Defence against a variety of attacks, delivered with intent to kill on first strike.
- Use of weapons, best one is knives.
- Training in 'normal' clothing
Yes, taiji has it all.
Nasser Butt according to his research based on evidence available, that 'according to Wu T'u-nan, who in 1984 claimed to be only living disciple of Yang Shao-hou, the family also had:
"...a secret Yang Form for advanced application comprising more than two hundred movements performed in only three minutes"
Yang Shao-hou, like his brother, taught the "large" frame of the form when teaching in public, however he also taught an advanced "small" frame based upon 73 postures.
Wu T'u-nan further tells us that:
"...this set was created by Yang Lu'Ch'an as a distillation of the essence of Taijiquan".
So where this forms and training methods? gone? forgotten? Nope, very much preserved outside of mc-dojos. See if you can spot advanced application of fishes in eight
The article starts from pg-29 of the following gives you total insight how taichi was defiled of its full glory