Thread: Shanxi Shuaijiao writeup
1/10/2012 9:28pm, #1
Shanxi Shuaijiao writeup
This fellow went to his girlfriend's home village and gave shuaijiao a try:
It was very interesting, such a different game. Although my opponent was trying his level best to throw me on the ground and on a few occasions he sent me sailing over his hip and the fall made me see stars at no time did I feel any fear. All the other wrestlers had formed a circle around us and watched, laughing and clapping whenever someone was thrown (I was the only one thrown).
I felt no malice or negative ego at all. I saw that because Shuai jiao involves so much time actually wrestling it’s very clear to everyone who is the best is and there isn’t much time to get [cocky] as you are constantly getting tested. It was clear that my opponent was way above my ability and because it was known there was a pressure relieved. Compared to some traditional martial arts which I have practised before where sparring is a rarity and tension builts up without any release, controlled exercises can serve to frustrate and can become petty competitions and some people have swollen heads even when they have not proven their worth.“Most people do not do, but take refuge in theory and talk, thinking that they will become good in this way” -- Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, II.4
1/11/2012 1:08am, #2
1/11/2012 8:55am, #3
Shuai Jiao rocks!
Shuai concepts rock!
Love me throwing people all over the place!
1/11/2012 9:52am, #4
- Join Date
- Dec 2006
Sorry if this is already old news but an interesting documentary/reality show broadcast in the UK 2 or 3 years ago. Has sections showing training building up to a contest.
1/17/2012 8:41am, #5
- Join Date
- Aug 2010
- Mixed MA
Shuai Jiao = Wrestling in Mandarin. It is actually highly popular in Western and Northern parts of China.
1/17/2012 8:50am, #6
2/14/2012 10:59pm, #7
- Join Date
- Apr 2011
- Shuai Jiao
Here is a technique demonstration video (more in related videos) posted by Ma. The fellow mentioned him in his write up.
I might try this as a takedown the next time I have wrestling practice just for fun.
2/16/2012 2:25pm, #8
In ancient china this was called jiao li, and they did it wearing horned helmets that could gore an opponent to death.
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