4/14/2011 12:58am, #11
4/14/2011 1:05am, #12
Uhmm well Uhmmm the youtube comments are uhmmm yeah.
4/14/2011 1:16am, #13
I've done plenty of fixed-step as a drill in class, and just to mess around in the park, and I think it's a handy game—you get to feel your own center, learn not to be stiff, have a little fun. I've done lots of moving tui shou, the benefits of which are clear to anyone who has ever been tripped in an elementary school hallway. I have no idea what the heck "restricted step" is supposed to be for and my teacher never even heard of it. Was it made up for tournament play?
4/14/2011 9:18am, #14
Pussification of Chinese Martial Arts.
4/14/2011 9:48am, #15
I've done lots of moving tui shou,
I have no idea what the heck "restricted step" is supposed to be for and my teacher never even heard of it. Was it made up for tournament play?
4/14/2011 10:00am, #16
Restricted step means you can make a throw off you opponent but prevent full steps to avoid turning it into moving push hands.
4/14/2011 10:30am, #17
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4/14/2011 10:32am, #18
4/14/2011 10:32am, #19
I wouldn't be surprised if it is something westerners misinterpreted.
4/14/2011 10:42am, #20
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I thought of fixed step kinda like fencing on a strip. Older fencing can move in any direction, so the fight ends up taking place in a big circle. So why a strip? Because you might have a lot of people in a limited space, and if you had everyone pairing up in big circles, they run into each other, not everyone can play at once, etc. Many strips can be laid right next to each other, so space is used efficiently. Restricted step kinda does the same thing- I've been in tai chi classes with like 10 pairs playing at once in a space where that wouldn't work with moving step.
However, if you just play lots of fixed step, you'll miss the bus on a lot of things. You can't have a real standing grappling art where you can't move your feet. You just can't.