Many people regard Taijiquan as a slow, gentle and soft art. The orginal principle, however, points to a different and more reasonable direction.
“The two hands are just two doors. The fight is done by the feet”—martial adage.
“The hand is there but not the foot. The fajin is not clever. When the hand is there, the foot is there also, the fajin is clever. When the foot is there before the hand, the fajin is beyond wonder.”—martial adage.
“The hands will take 3 years to train. The feet ten years”—Xiaowushou adage.