"I returned to Tai Chi Chuan about a year ago under the tutelage of Sifu Ali (Siadatan) at Wu Xing Martial Arts. Over the last year I have engaged in extensive study and practice with Sifu Ali and have gained a much deeper understanding and appreciation of Tai Chi, particularly in regard to its martial arts foundations. Sifu Ali explains each movement in this context and it makes complete sense to me now. However I well know that I have only scratched the surface and have many more years of practice and study before I can become fully accomplished in the practice of this fascinating and deeply engaging and intellectual discipline. It is clear to me now that the ultimate goal is to meld mind, body, and spirit into a unitary presence as one flows through space, in complete control of body and breath such that a ‘no-mind’ tranquility ensues, in synchrony and harmony with the flow of qi. I am convinced that I can achieve this goal under the continuing guidance and teaching of Sifu Ali. It promises to take a while, but the learning and fulfillment is in the journey."
-O.Carter Snead Head, Division of NeurologyHospital for Sick Children