A tai chi chuan instructor needs at least 10 years of experience and a serious commitment to home practice.
Martial instructors must show clear evidence of ability in all 8 areas of skill.
An expert has 20 years study and 10,000 hours of practice.
A master should have 30-40 years martial arts experience,
with at least 30,000 hours of tai chi
They are capable of teaching other instructors.
A grandmaster must have taught an extensive number of
They would be in a position of significant responsibility within a school
and have influence within the wider tai chi/martial arts community.