Introductory Thoughts – Tai Chi Sword 2

DIFFERENCES - Tai Chi Sword

TAI CHI

“The principle of heaven and earth,

and the myriad things

resides in each and every one of us,

its movement generates Yang,

its tranquillity generates Yin.”

Introductory Thoughts - Tai Chi Sword

TAI CHI SWORD

An Instrument of the TAO

As the steel is forged and tempered in the making of a sword, the character may be forged and tempered in the practice of it. This is in accordance with the TAO, a way of evolving.

Author Ken van Sickle

AUTHOR’S NOTE

I refer to the person we fence or do push hands with as the O. It means the Other, the Opponent or the One. The Japanese refer to their demonstration partners as Uke, the Chinese use Duifang. I prefer to use English and have chosen to use O as it is only one syllable, saving on speech and ink, and it doesn’t carry any nuances with it. Above all we must not harm our O who is indispensable, and remember, to the O, the O is you.

German Translation

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