I've always been stumbling and bumbling along on the path to understanding Tai Chi and how it works.
There are different approaches and interpretations of principles. One that interests me is whether the waist or the hand leads the movement.
When I was learning the form with John Kells, it was the waist. However, once we started learning the 2 person fighting set John told us that the hand could lead. Is it the root of the tree or the branch?
So it is interesting to read Ma Jiangbao, son of Ma Yuehliang, talking about the hand leading in Wu style. The article is here.
There is also an older article by Gerald Sharp in response to an article by George Xu in Tai Chi magazine which is here.
I'm interested in other viewpoints, informed not dogmatic or ranting. Any thoughts?