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