not all who wonder are lost

It may take a great amount of time before the meaning of 內家拳 nèi jiā quán “internal boxing” become clear

From the writings of

汪永泉授楊式太極拳語錄及拳照

Wang Yongquan Writings on Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan

Translated by Richard Man

” 編者按:汪永泉老師對內勁兒的本質及其和力的區別作了專門講述。這是非常重要的。有些人沒 有弄清楚,誤把力當成勁兒,走入歧途。
Editor: Teacher Wang Yongquan said that there are fundamental differences between Neijin (內 勁/ internal refined force) and other practices. This is a very important point. Some people do not make the distinction clear, and confuse force as Jin, going down the wrong path.

內勁兒和力是兩碼事(不同的事物)。
Neijin and Li (force) are two different things.

內勁兒即太極勁兒,是神、意、氣的化合,不是神、意、氣的集中。
Neijin, or in this case, Tai Chi Jin, comes from harmonizing Shen, Yi, and Qi (神、意、氣, ‘spirit’, mind­ intent, and Qi), and not from concentrating Shen, Yi, and Qi.”

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