VIDEO. In martial arts it is often said that the skill of a teacher is judged by the ability of their students. Here you can see Adam Mizner’s disciple Andy Mack displaying some some high level Taijiquan skill that put’s him in a rare few people around the world that can display it at this level. Sticking, neutralising and expressing power all done within the coveted yet elusive principle of release. That is to use no ‘Li’ or hard force. The power comes from the mobilisation of Qi which arises from the mind ‘Yi’ commanding the body to ‘Song’ or release. All of which is imperceptible to the opponent until it’s too late. The Taiji classics say it’s “Like a needle wrapped in cotton”. Which refers to hardness concealed inside softness. You can clearly hear the result of that by Phils breathing.