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It is not harmful to close your eyes when you train! That said, traditionally one should train with the eyes open (I speak of the Yang-Style, I don't really know about Chen-Style but I presume it's the same). This has to do with Yee (awkwardly translated to "intention") and Yee is closely related to the eyes. In sitting meditation, most of the ...


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Tai Chi uses the old taoist method of "turtle-breathing". This breathing method embodies the named qualities. The turtle was considered a sacred animal in ancient China, notably because of its longevity. The taoists thought of the turtle's special slow breathing as its secret to its longevity: fine: don't breathe large amounts of air, breathe like ...


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The only person who can answer this question is Grandmaster who is no longer with us. But his son is. Also, anyone who has practiced Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan for 10 years or more can explain the connect between Tai Chi and Tang Soo Do. I will leave you with this - It very important to understand the underlining philosophy of any martial art style in order to ...


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