The real deal?

Although many classes claim to be teaching taijiquan, very few are.
In order for the Art to qualify as taijiquan, it must adhere to the essence of the Art:
  1. Move your body in accord with The Tai Chi Classics 
  2. Train all 13 areas of study
  3. Maintain medically-sound body use
  4. Functionally apply the Art in a skilful 'taijiquan' way
  5. Employ the taijiquan principles at all times
  6. Embody the teachings of Taoism
  7. 13 movements should be expressed at all times
  8. Every movement is a whole-body movement
Providing these criteria are met, you have an immense degree of freedom for personal expression and individual interpretation.

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