One of the requirements to the road of mastering the art of Tai Chi Chuan is the dedication of practice. Mak Ying Po, who was a student of the famous Tung Ying Chieh, said that “Determination, Humility, Practice, and Patience” were important for gaining a greater interest in Tai Chi Chuan, greater health, and a long life.
So if one really wants to be serious about progressing and achieving the higher levels of Tai Chi Chuan, then they must be prepared to practice when tired and sore, to make time in a busy life, and practice when and where… no matter what the weather is outside.
Many students of Tai Chi will not show up for class if it is raining heavily, too hot, or cold outside.. And this is when the class is held indoors! Imagine the dedication of the student who shows up for class or practice time in these unfavorable conditions, and their class or practice is outdoors!
Below is a wonderful video of a young woman who is truly dedicated to practicing her Tai Chi Chuan no matter what the weather. Even in the cold outside with snow falling, she still finds the time and motivation to practice!
Dedicated practice is a must for the serious student of Tai Chi Chuan. Make a routine of your regular training, and it will start to become a habit. Dedicated practice will help lead one to the deeper levels of understanding in the practice of Tai Chi Chuan.
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