Movement should convey intention & relaxation
Movement should be smooth but embrace vigour
Movement should include focus of the mind.
All movement should involve the coordination of footwork
Hand movement, eye, head, upper & lower limbs and incur
The movement of the waist. (Centre Move)
All movements should illustrate the focus and attention of the mind and spirit
The countenance should contain composure & calmness
The eyes should be composed but placid.
Common errors occurring in the practice of Taijiquan
Criteria earning deductions in the scoring:
No force. (power)
No distinction between empty and full. (Yin & Yang)
Movement too insipid and feeble to deliver power.
Inconsistent coordination of all or parts
Transitions from one posture to another, unclear
Waist movement not consistent with all or parts
Eyes do not portray participation
Movement mechanical, lacks Taiji Characteristics.
All the missing ingredients in the power and coordination sections contribute to the lack of spirit
Two important pointers are the illustration of the lack of use of the mind, and the tendency to act or dance the routine.