Getting beginners to turn their hips and waist when practicing boxing drills in Tai Chi is not easy.
What usually happens is they tend to use upper body and arm strength to power their punches instead of their waist and hips.
As this post is for beginners I’m only focusing on using the waist and hips and not on using the whole body to power a punch. That’s another post for later on.
In this drill you can work with a partner holding a hand mitt. If you haven’t got a partner, improvise – hang up a towel or a drape to use as your target.