Traditionally, mastery was confirmed by the production of some proof of skill.
In terms of tai chi this can be demonstrated in a wide variety of ways.
After a 20 year Master/disciple relationship, Peter Southwood
Waller advanced-level 'Master' status in the Year of the Tiger .
He said that Sifu Waller should start wearing the red
sash instead of black.
Sifu Waller began as an apprentice, proceeded through the journeyman
stage, culminating in the production of a masterwork/masterpiece.
Peter Southwood felt that Sifu Waller qualified as a Tai Chi Master on the basis
of the following accomplishments: