The Taiji Bufa or Tai Chi Walk serves a multi-functional purpose: it teaches self-defense applications, posture and balance while shifting weight, as well as how to advance, retreat and make 180-degree turns. Also, it reinforces the three basic stances — horse stance, bow stance and empty stance..
Without mastering the Walk, you would not be able to balance and maintain proper posture as you move about in any of the qigong forms that require footwork. The Walk is therefore an essential component of most qigong moving forms.
Before taking the ecourse, make sure you have mastered the three basic qigong stances. They form the basis of the Walk, which is merely an extension of the stances, connected together through logical sequences of pivoting and shifting weight to form a perfect balance of a properly aligned body.