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Chen Wei- Ming - T’ai Chi Ch’uan Ta Wen (Questions and Answers on Tai Chi Chuan)


Chen Wei- Ming
T’ai Chi Ch’uan Ta Wen (Questions and Answers on Tai Chi Chuan)

Q. If I aspire to mastery in tai chi , how should I practice ?

A. Five things are necessary

1. You must believe in it, allowing no doubt to creep in;

2. Once you've selected a teacher, respect him and what he teaches;

3. Without perseverance, you can do nothing;

4. Be patient so that if five years doesn't work, use ten. If in ten you don't succeed, use twenty years.if you are not brilliant, you may not quickly succeed, but if you have great patience, you will inevitably get it;

5. You must be humble. Even if you have some achievement don't be proud. Every martial art is unique. You must be humble in order to study and then you can know yourself and others. Do not let pride underwrite your failure.

Ch’en Wei-Ming was a student of Yang Cheng-fu, and his book T’ai Chi Ch’uan Ta Wen written around 1925 documents answers to questions asked of his teacher. Translated by Benjamin Pang Jeng Lo & Robert Smith around 1985

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