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Taijiquan Classics - Chapter 6

Sparring Without Errors

Butting, insufficiency, separation, and resistance are shortcomings in sparring. The reason we call them errors is because having failed to stick, adhere, connect, and follow, how can you achieve conscious movement? If you do not understand yourself, how can you understand others? What we mean by sparring is that you do not use butting, insufficiency, separation, and resistance in relation to your opponent, but rather use sticking, adhering, connecting and following. If you can accomplish this, you will not only be without errors in your sparring but naturally achieve conscious movement and advance to the level of interpreting energy.