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The Necessity for Softness in Taijiquan

By Michael DeMarco, M.A.

The Necessity for Softness in Taijiquan

This article’s text is presented to share an intellectual understanding of how softness and yielding are utilized in taijiquan and other martial arts. Photographs illustrate a number of techniques for actual practice, so one can get an actual “feel” of how these principles work in real applications. Such freedom in movement is integral to practice.

SOURCE: Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 3 No. 3 (1994): 12 pages.