Internal Martial Art
It is commonly understood that the stronger beats the weaker, the younger
beats the elder, the faster beats the slower. An external martial practisioner
is trained to be strong, fast but he could not
be trained young. His body is wearing out, he is becoming older. In fighting, he is nevous, his
muscle is tense, blood blocked. He hurts others and is hurt even he wins. On the contrary,
in internal martial art, a weaker beats the stronger, the elder beats the younger, and
the slower beats the faster. How is it possible? The first assumption of a internal
martial artist is that he is weak but not weak enough. The reason is simple, one
can break a brick, can he break the air, the water? Even though water and air are weak, a hurricane and a flood can destroy
the strongest things in the world. The weak is acturally the strong, the slow is the
fast. This is the principle of Dao. It works.
By practising Taichi, you become weaker and stronger, slower and faster, and
older and younger.