Not a Tai Chi book but I like to read widely and this one caught my interest.
Ki and the Way of the Martial Arts by Kenji Tokitsu is about cultivating inner strength.
The book looks at the importance of developing Ki ( Qi or Chi), capturing the opponents mind and understanding the spatial relationship in combat. Whilst written from a Japanese Budo perspective there is a lot of useful information for the Tai Chi practitioner.
Sunday, 20 August 2017
Saturday, 12 August 2017
I remember talking to John Kells, my late teacher, about spiritual progress. This must have been around 1983 and we were sitting in the basement room in the Tai Chi centre in Upper Wimpole Street.
He told me that whilst many talk about spiritual progress and comparing it to going up a mountain, in fact, we are all already at the top of the mountain.
To make spiritual progress, we just need to take a step off the top of the mountain peak.