Saturday, August 30, 2008

Training Together

My teacher talked about the importance of training together today. When you practise taiji in a group, keeping pace with each other, you will inevitably find that the pace is sometimes too fast or too slow for you. That is because everyone has their own pace when practising. However, it is important to keep pace when in a group, so that everyone is more or less doing the same action at the same time. This is actually good training, since it trains you to react to what is happening around you, to either move faster or slower in reaction to the action of the people around you.

Once you can react to people around you, when your opponent suddenly changes pace, you will be able to keep up as well.

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