Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Losing Details

A common mistake that all of us make is losing details along the way. As we become familiar with our routines, with the movements, the small little moves, we start to grow complacent and skip details. After a while, we become used to not expressing those details (because they require too much attention) and end up losing them. But it is the details that makes taijiquan a practical art of self-defence, so when we start losing details, we also lose the ability to use taijiquan. So it is good to have someone (usually your teacher) point out to you that you have skipped some of the details.

1 comment:

Terry said...

Good point. I'm sure all of us that have played Tai Chi for long enough have drifted slightly with our form and could do with a bit of a tune-up.