5 missing pieces

Many taijiquan classes lack 5 important elements necessary in order for taijiquan to function as a martial art:
  1. Neigong (whole-body strength)
  2. Martial concepts (what combat constitutes and how to do it effectively)
  3. Chin na (the art of seizing)
  4. Shuai jiao (take downs)
  5. Jing (whole-body power)
Without these 5 components, taijiquan is lacking something and may not work in combat.