There are lots of reasons why I joined taijiquan
by Vincent Velasco
There are a lot of reasons why i joined Taijiquan. I wanted to improve my health, improve my mind and learn martial arts for self defense. Because I have heard about Taijiquan and have read about it , I really wanted to try it and learn it.
I remember my first class, i didn't know much about Taijiquan and everything was
unfamiliar to me but i tried to do the exercises to the best that i can. My body
was shaking doing the exercises and after the class, i could not move and my
For the past 1 and a half yr, i have been attending the Taijiquan classes
consistently at least once a week. I remember doing the exercises and form week
after week, slowly learning more and more details and learning the correct way.
However, it is only after a year before i feel changes and improvements in myself. The improvements are hard to pinpoint but i feel that my body has become stronger, and most of the time I have become more relaxed.
Learning taijiquan for me is quite challenging and requires a great deal of training. I still know so little about it and would need to learn a lot more and need a lot of guidance to master it. I also believe that in order to get its benefits, I would need to do it properly and this would require a lot of dedication and discipline.