Zhao Bao Taijiquan

This one is in here for curiosity’s sake.  This guy is clearly very athletic, and the stances are brutally low.  He is clearly a professional at this and as such is someone to observe and learn from, rather than someone you should emulate, that is unless you yourself are a Taijiquan professional.  His movements are very smooth and he is moving from centre in a way that I’ve not seen in someone so young for a long time (he could be older than he looks by the way.  Hard to tell with these Taiji people sometimes!)  You don’t need to be anywhere NEAR this good to get a lot of good health benefits from Taiji.

As it happens, whilst being able to do this is really great, you won’t be able to do this forever.  Just watch some of the video clips of old masters doing Taiji or Bagua and their stances are nowhere near this low. If you go back to the Bagua video clip of Master Sun, you’ll note that you d0n’t need to have stunning flexibility and gymnastic skill to be good at the internal arts.

At is happens this dude has both, and lots of it too.

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