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Term Glossary: Shih

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Shih


Definition:

Substantial and solid. Positive. Commonly used to refer to the leg that bears the weight or the hand with attention. As opposed to Hsu.

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One of the Most Important Tai Chi Concepts: Hsu and Shih

            Tai chi abounds with cryptic, mystical statements that circle around back to themselves.  Let’s take a look at a few from the famed sage Lao Tzu: “If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence. “ “Those who know do not speak. Those that speak do not know.” “If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” “Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy.” But here he sums it up best:  “The words of truth ... Read More