About Learning Taijiquan on the Internet

About Learning Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) on the Internet

It is impossible to learn Taijiquan (tai chi chuan) from the internet.

I get a lot of questions about this on email. The answer is: no, it is not possible. No, there isn’t a secret that i will tell someone by email, write on a book, or show on a video, that will alow him to learn without a teacher being present, in person.
It is absolutely neccessary that a knowledgeable teacher, one that knows very well what he is doing, adjusts the student’s posture with his own hands. It is that plain and simple.

I find it very peculiar that people often think it could be possible to learn taijiquan (tai chi chuan) on the internet. Would someone think about learning how to drive from the internet, or swimming, or judo, ar anything similar?

One could learn how to copy the choreography, in a gross way, at the most. All the gongfu would be lost. It is possible to copy the looks, but not the skill.