Given the amount of misunderstanding out there about Tai Chi Chuan (yeah, I like to mix spellings) I thought it might be nice to have a thread where we actually show what we, as practitioners, consider good Taiji. The vids can come from any lineage and be of any practitioner (even yourself if you're up to the task and can work a video camera!) and they can be on any element of Taijiquan: taolu, tuishou, qi gong, sparring, weapons... whatever you're into. To start, I thought I'd provide a video of Chen Bing practising push hands with one of his students. What I like about this video is that it's harder than a lot of Taiji we see, and therefore, more easily understandable from a combat perspective. I should explain that by 'harder' I mean harder contact. It's no less internal than slower, more recognisable, Taiji. It's a good vid because Chen's Taiji is high level: he can use internal power in actual physical altercations. If you're not used to seeing Taiji practised as a martial art, you may find yourself thinking this is 'just' an external demonstration. But, if you look closely or have a little experience, you'll notice the subtle nuances of movement and intent, the way Chen creates an emptiness to lead his opponent in then capitalises upon it, the way he contrasts total softness and explosive twisting, and the way he never seems to fully meet his opponents force head on, but rather flows in a continuum with it. These are some of the hallmarks of real internal force.