“The Tai Chi Chuan expert practices the hand form in order to cultivate the mind, he practices the sword to nourish the chi, he practices the sabre to strengthen his resolve, he practices the spear to increase wisdom, he practices nei gong to develop jin. The hand form is the foundation for the effective usage of weapons. If the hand form is skilful then nothing will go wrong.”
A martial arts student approached his teacher with a question. “I’d like to improve my knowledge of the martial arts. In addition to learning from you, I’d like to study with another teacher in order to learn another style. What do you think of this idea?” “The hunter who chases two rabbits,” answered the master, “catches neither one.”
If you skip to practice one day, you’ll know it. If you skip to practice two days, your teacher will know it. Three days, everybody will know it.
It is so nice to lose the way, and then find it.