T’ai Chi Ch’uan – The Art of Being Lazy?

In teaching, I myself have used the word lazy to describe Tai Chi Chuan. If you believe that lazy has bad connotations, you might instead explain Tai Chi as a modest system. Its expression is not fancy, bold or extravagant. True Tai Chi is honest in its appearance and never shows off.

My first teacher used the word “nonchalant” to describe Tai Chi, a word that should not be confused with arrogance. Tai Chi is nonchalant because it doesn’t acknowledge the opponent’s aggression or strength. It doesn’t care how strong the opponent is or how hard he tries to punch.
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Added on April 22nd, 2020
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