A kung fu master has made a lifelong commitment to the furtherance of the art.
His skills are an
embodiment of the principles outlined in the Tai
Chi Classics. He can apply these qualities
in every situation with absolute ease and certainty.
The master has
in-depth understanding of every facet of every
exercise/form/drill/application. He possesses the
ability to dismantle and explain how and why the different components
The main test of mastery is his unselfconscious, skilled and utterly
effective application of the art in combat;
employing chin na, shuai jiao
Grace, ease, subtlety, sensitivity, nimbleness,
appropriateness and simplicity are all a given
for the master.
He has comprehensive theoretical knowledge and the ability to discuss and
explain how taoism, martial theory and
actual application all tie together.
The master has the ability to train other people to become instructors.
And the willingness to train disciples to acquire every aspect of the teaching
in order to perpetuate the art themselves.