Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Returning the splendor of Tai Chi

Since post-Qing Dynasty, about 1911 and the tremendous popularization of Tai Chi in China the few Tai Chi Grandmasters "simplified" the "forms". In simplification, they removed more than the example "internal discipline" that you see here:
. In removing what the essence of Tai Chi movement was, they also did away with the need for explanation. The learning was made more difficult in doing this however because it became an act of constant memorization of a sequence of movements with no explanation of rationale. In so many words people were told and to this day are told to "just follow along, and you will get it." In teaching the "internal discipline." Stephen Hwa has begun the process of bringing Tai Chi back to its original splendor.

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