Yang style Tai Chi takes its name from the Yang family who established the movements of the form six generations ago in China. The family has a motto for training and for life which is equally applicable to us as writers.
Diligence--Hard work and effort is a prerequisite for skilled development. Daily practice will be rewarded by beneficial results
Perseverance--It is important that a long enduring sense of purpose should be cultivated. This, combined with daily practice will achieve the results.
Respect --respect for your master, teacher and fellow man is important. Mutual respect serves to enhance a sense of community and solidarity in a society.
Sincerity -- Sincerity in attitude or motivation is a prerequisite for learning Tai Chi Chuan. Deal with others sincerely if you wish them to reciprocate. Maintain sincerity in the fore of your dealings with others and you will achieve a smooth flow in relationships.
I've practised Tai Chi since 1987 and in all sorts of places in the world. Here I am in the Western Desert, Egypt.