Why did you look at the ground?
Why did you look at your hand?
I was curious to know why my student would at different times looked at her hand or at the ground.
I postulated a scenario – in the midst of a fast exchange would it make sense to take your eyes off what is happening to look at your hand or the ground?
If it does not make sense then why do so?
This seems like a funny topic. However, when you consider that so many practitioners do so including famous masters then maybe its not such an outlier topic after all.
Part of the process of Master Tai Chi Today is to practice is a sensible way. Anyway, if you do not believe that looking at the hand is bad practice just try doing it in push hands against a partner who is more proactive to give you a combat workout. Sometimes the best teacher is experience.
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