~ Openness and Flexibility in Training ~

© 1995
Chapter in
Martial Arts Teachers on Teaching edited by Carol A. Wiley Published by Frog Ltd., an imprint of North Atlantic Books, Berkeley CA 1995

     The art of T’ai Chi Ch’uan is organic and alive, having unlimited depth and potential. It will always be evolving and improvingthis is its tradition.

     Rigidity has no place in any art, but discipline is another matter. While living in Illinois, I attended Kao Ching-hua’s T’ai Chi Ch’uan classes for six years, gleaning everything I could, so that large chunks of that experience are now like videotapes playing in my head. In the nine years since, I’ve practiced diligently, often twice a day, adhering to the form she taught me.

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