As some may or may not no, I have been trying to book learn tia chi. There are a few things I have noticed, alot of the things they teach you are very much body mechanics and developing many small unused muscles. It seems to condition your body perfectly for figthting, becuase you are able to maximize things like balance and strike speed and precision*. It also shows how easy it is to evade and counter an attack with little movement, still mechanical.
If this where all tia chi was all about it would still be a very solid form, but then it talks about chi. Chi seems to be a very important party of tia chi. Yet what REALLY is chi?
The human muscle works at 50% capacity even in extream examples. Say you are lifting weights, only about half your muscle contracts when you do a lift. Is chi simply forcing your body to use all your little stablaizers AND pushing your musclese to above 50%? Or is chi still a semi mysterious force that we have inside? If its a semi mysterious force, I could see it doing that to your muscles.
If it is simply a way of talking about control over your body, then I am baught on the fact that there is no possible way ANYONE ever can throw a ki blast. If its a semi mystical force, then Im still sceptical.