User Tools

Site Tools


taiji:history
Differences

This shows you the differences between two versions of the page.

Link to this comparison view

Both sides previous revision Previous revision
taiji:history [2017/10/10 17:35]
serena
taiji:history [2017/10/10 17:37] (current)
serena
Line 8: Line 8:
  
 === History Doesn'​t Matter === History Doesn'​t Matter
-It is important to remember your goals for learning Tai Chi. To that end, history does not matter. Did Chang San-Feng invent Tai Chi? Did it come from within the Chen family? Is it Taoist, from Wudang, or Buddhist, from Shaolin? Or is it Confucian? To a large extent, these have become ​vagaries of the artpossibly ​important ​from a socio-historical standpoint but not at all relevant ​to the study of the art itself.+It is important to remember your goals for learning Tai Chi. To that end, history does not matter. Did Chang San-Feng invent Tai Chi? Did it come from within the Chen family? Is it Taoist, from Wudang, or Buddhist, from Shaolin? Or is it Confucian? To a large extent, these have become ​meaningless questions. If you want to learn Taijiquanit is important to do it. Yes, understanding ​the history can help you find a better teacher, to a point. But there is hardly a use in arguing history -- unless ​of course your teacher asks you to do so.
  
 With that in mind, we're free to speculate. With that in mind, we're free to speculate.
taiji/history.txt ยท Last modified: 2017/10/10 17:37 by serena