You decided to start training internal martial arts. You found an instructor and began the training. You heard a lot of promises.
This art will teach you to stay calm whilst in the storm.
You will grow in your understanding of your true self.
You will open your perception and attain great spiritual heights.
Glad to hear it.
Just one question… Can we start fighting now?
In the modern era, people are drawn to methods for building peace and mindfulness. Internal arts practitioners realize this and are adept at marketing for this.
While peace, mindfulness, and personal development are absolutely part and parcel of internal martial arts, so is fighting.
My guess is that if you weren’t interested in the fighting aspect, you would have been drawn to something else.
As it is, you’re reading an internal martial arts blog, which makes me think you might be interested in self-defense and combat. Just guessing.
Unfortunately, the fighting side of the internal arts is often under prioritized when it’s not missing entirely.
…and sadly, few realize that this lack actually undermines the health benefits you can get from the art.
This is why right from the beginning we teach self defense applications with every set and form a student learns.
Not only does this give those who are interested an understanding of the martial side, it also gives them a much better understanding of Tai Chi moves themselves so they can get much more out of the health side as well.
Right now in the Tai Chi Member’s area we have several hours of instruction just on the fighting application of all the moves in our 8, 13 & 48 move Tai Chi sets.
You can access it all right now for only $5 with a 14 day trial of Clear Tai Chi Online.