Singapore Tai Chi Chuan

Lack Principles = Lack Quality

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On the surface the rendition of this form might seem alright. However, if I were to scrutinize it strictly using the requirements outlined in Grandmaster Wei’s book then I can but lament silently at the lack of adherence to the principles.


This is what I mean by if you practice with lack of standards then the only sure result is a lacklustre performance that transforms a form that is to be trained with intention into a form that is sans the strict requirements for mobilizing the intention leading to tremendous loss of quality.

Maybe I am harsh by saying this but barely half a year has Grandmaster Wei left this world and the standard of deviation of the style is already below the level of expectations. Sad but I suppose this is to be expected.


Author: ZenMindSword

Mushin is a practitioner, researcher and trainer for Yang style Tai Chi Chuan. He is also author of The Ip Man Koans, The Ip Man Questions and TaijiKinesis series of eBooks, as well as co-author of Complete Wing Chun.

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