The ability to apply the patterns of movement is not something to be overlooked.
Each movement contains at least 7 different applications.

There are three ways to apply a posture:

Consider the application relative to a punch, kick, grapple or hold.
Use the tai chi chuan principles.

Without an understanding of application, the student performs the sequence in a vague, ambiguous manner.
Application hones the focus.

Traditionally, students were not taught form applications... they had to figure them out by trial and error.

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