Students and Teachers

When a teacher says that she has learned as much from her students as she has taught, believe her. With Taiji it seems to be especially true because the practice deepens over time – long periods of time – a lifetime. Most teachers are still studying the form with Masters or their teachers, bringing back new insights and corrections to their classes. Sometimes a student will ask a question that requires a teacher to think about something that may never have occurred to them, to see Taiji in a new way, and to articulate a response. We continue to learn.  We learn the form, but we also learn patience and purpose. We learn humility and we are inspired by others – students and teachers, alike.