Singapore Tai Chi Chuan

Paul’s Learning Journey – Commentary on Video of 26 Feb 2014

Two steps forward, one step back.

This is what I felt of Paul’s video of 26 Feb 2014. Before I write more let’s take a quick look back at his learning journey.

OK, here is the video of 18 Feb 2013. A start, many parts off.


By the time of the video of 25 Feb 2014 he managed to fix a major problem in the way his left leg used to turn out. Not 100% fixed but an improvement. Still another area to fix a bit down the line.


Sent Paul instructions to work on the movements of his arms. Yes, he worked on it as can be seen in the video of 26 Feb 2014. Not fully fixed but somewhat. However, the left leg problem is back.

I should not be surprised as its too easy to overlook things as the information starts to pile up. But to make the improvement permanent we must be careful not to forget the key principles. Instead, we must diligently check that we are strictly adhering to the details each time we practice other we will take two steps forward and one step backwards.


Oh well, early days but not really. The end of February is almost upon us. Nine more months to go.



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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