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    Strygwyr
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    Hello from Strygwyr!

    First of all, good luck pronouncing my name haha.

    I came across this from through a link to this post (which I can't link!)

    This place seems like a cool community, and I wish to be apart of it so I can talk amongst other martial artists.

    I have been doing Taijiquan for 3 years. Tai Chi is actually a combination of many styles which includes throws, strikes, and even some limited grappling. As a result I've had exposure to Shuai Jiao, Xingyiquan, Baguazhang, Chin Na, tuī shǒu and Qigong; although I do not claim proficiency in anything! :ohno: It's unfortunate most people think "Tai Chi is just old people sneaking up on trees", as my Sifu likes to say.

    Anyway, I left for university studies and found a great judo club at the school. I am currently a white belt, set to earn my yellow in a months time. I look forward to every class, and I still want to learn more so I am here!

    Love the smiley faces btw. :TrollDad:

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    Welcome to Bullshido.



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    You can not intellectualize your way to being a competent fighter.

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    top knot
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    Welcome to the Forum, I hope you enjoy your stay.
    Is it pronounced 'Strig-wire'?
    It looks Welsh.

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    Vidar
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    Welcome to Bullshido.

    Would you mind telling us more about your tai chi background and how it differ from from the gymnastics seen by the elderly in parks?
    My own experience ofit is just doing forms and occationally tui shou and I am curious how it is trained with fighting in mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by top knot View Post
    Welcome to the Forum, I hope you enjoy your stay.
    Is it pronounced 'Strig-wire'?
    It looks Welsh.
    Welsh? I would've called that Scandinavian of some sort. Shows what I know.


    But anyways, to the OP: Did your Tai Chi have any live, resistance training like (I'm assuming) your judo class does? If not, I'm still gonna have to argue that the art is best fit for sneaking up on trees. (And improving flexibility, mobile meditation, and just plain keeping you active.. I'm not here to argue that every art doesn't offer at least some benefit)

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