3. “What is the philosophy of Martial Arts?” – Asked at Aflac
I remember Master Chen's corrections to my posture resulted in a different, more open or "one-ness" kind of connected feeling and a heavier-ness feeling in my legs. I learned that "bad posture" can also mean being too contracted, 'chi not flowing', not connected and not sunk enough
After one practices Tai Chi Chuan for some time, with intention and qi participation in each movement, this brute force or natural power is slowly transformed into jin power.
… There is a saying about how deep the rabbit hole goes and I will say the depth is discovered by those willing to keep an open mind, explore, and do the work.
… The funny thing is, though, I could not have done this on a psychological level alone. Without the physical practice, there are no psychological changes. For me, anyway. I have found no shortcuts…