Ancient Science

Today with our knowledge of physics we tend to think that we are able to take a scientific approach to the training of Tai Chi. Of course, with a scientific approach we can validate what we do.

However, there is a problem with this thinking. Do you know what it is?

The first problem lies in assuming that with our knowledge of science we know better how Tai Chi works. However, if this is the case then why has the success rate in mastering Tai Chi not increase exponentially?

The second problem lies in thinking that science must be couched in today’s science-speak. Must this be the case?

Take a look at the video below and ask yourself why we have not invented better earthquake proof buildings today yet in ancient China they have already done so and this simulation is a good example.

 

If you can figure out whether by using scientific formulas, models and concepts, or as I would argue it if you are able to tie what you see to the understanding of the principles of the Tai Chi Classics then you will see parallels in what we do in TaijiKinesis for the stance and how it enables us to be stable despite using a stance with narrow width.

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