Good read, similar to my kung fu vs mma post.
…the right hand represents the martial component of a martial artist; Wu 武, whilst the left hand represents the more scholarly aspects of a person; Wen 文. This can be examined through the closed fist; an universal symbol for violence, is rigid and does not have the capacity to grasp new things and be gentle. Meanwhile an open hand symbolizes openness, respect, courtesy and piety representing the more scholarly pursuits of knowledge and wisdom. [source]
Tomorrow I test for my black belt. Hard to believe the day is finally here.
I feel nervous, but I am ready.
My black belt test will officially be this Saturday. I am at a vastly improved place compared to where I was a few weeks ago. I feel nervous, but also prepared. The most important things I can do now are relax and BREATHE.
I can’t believe the day is almost here.
The health benefits that come with training tai chi as a martial art exceed those associated with ‘tai chi for health’.
A martial artist needs to be in better condition: stronger, more flexible, more supple and more relaxed.
Emotions must be settled and the mind sharp and clear.
You are required to explore, to think, to discover and to practice.