Tai chi is not Western in conception or application, so it seemed appropriate to design a syllabus that adhered to an Eastern aesthetic.

The zen qualities found in Japanese garden design suited tai chi tuition particularly well.
This may be confusing to new starters but there are some things that cannot be approached in a logical, linear fashion.Zen in the Art of Archery by Eugen Herrigel captures the experience of learning a martial art in this way.

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