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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I will be teaching a San Soo class there this coming Saturday at noon. You would be welcome to join us. San Soo is pretty close, almost identical really, to the martial aspect of Tai Chi
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    What is San Soo? Do you have a link to some being practiced so we can know what you mean?

    As far as styles go, I don't say. I was taught from the Tai Chi Classics. Do a google search. They never mentioned a style. In fact, you will do better to understand Tai Chi as a set of principles to enable a body to perform at maximum efficiency, i.e. maximum result with minimum effort, rather than a certain "style." Americans are too obsessed with classification.

    'They' never mentioned a style but they were practicing a family style. What is yours?
    Which particular Classics were you learning from? Those from the Yang, Chen or Wu families?
    Who taught you 'from the classics'?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rrobsr View Post
    I owned the school you are talking about for 20 years. Sold it last May.

    I will be teaching a San Soo class there this coming Saturday at noon. You would be welcome to join us. San Soo is pretty close, almost identical really, to the martial aspect of Tai Chi.
    Sorry I never made it- my dance card's pretty full these days.

    As far as styles go, I don't say. I was taught from the Tai Chi Classics. Do a google search. They never mentioned a style. In fact, you will do better to understand Tai Chi as a set of principles to enable a body to perform at maximum efficiency, i.e. maximum result with minimum effort, rather than a certain "style." Americans are too obsessed with classification.

    Hope you can make it Saturday...Rich
    Just so you know, I've done like 5 years of tai chi, and I know what the classics are. I think its kinda funny how you say Americans are obsessed with classifications, when you're comparing them to the Chinese! Creating false dichotomies like internal and external styles just to have more classifications.

    So when you say you were taught from the classics, does that mean from a teacher who used them, or just by studying the texts themselves? The classifications aren't a bad thing; they make lineage easy to establish and make it possible to tell apart different expressions of Tai Chi.
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