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    Quote Originally Posted by oldman_withers
    ... I had no idea that Tai Chi had throwing techniques. When did it become a striking art? What happened to those fat guys who move really slow in the park with no shirt on? And Jet Li making balls of leaves with his chi force?

    Tai Chi is both a striking and (stand up) grappling art.

    In many ways its like HKD but with out having mixed TKD and second rate Aikido into a recent, missunderstood miss mash, then creating a history for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldman_withers
    ... I had no idea that Tai Chi had throwing techniques. When did it become a striking art? What happened to those fat guys who move really slow in the park with no shirt on? And Jet Li making balls of leaves with his chi force?
    Some video here from a guy doing the same style as Liokault and I:-

    http://www.renaissancetaichichuan.com/MediaFighting.htm

    I couldn't find it just now, but there should be some footage of Tai Chi guys winning San Shou comps on that site somewhere.

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    If they're way larger then you, I wouldn't even bother. There's a reason the throw isn't going to well, so I suggest you find an alternative method.

    Now, it's been AGES since I practiced any grappling and I am totally hopeless without my strikes, however, what I do remember from JJ would be to clinch, and sort of pull/offbalance them as they move and trip/sweep.

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    Thanks fot the advice. I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who can't do it.

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    Watch Genki Sudo vs Butterbean for some advise on getting a fat man down?

    My question is - Is it even possible to body punch a really fat guy?

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    Yes, but it is futile.

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    Flying armbar!
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    I would never EVER try to throw a big guy like that. Singles, ankle picks, doubles, trips... but not a throw.
    "Prison is for rapists, thieves and murderers. If you lock someone up for smoking a plant that makes them happy, you're the fucking criminal." - Joe Rogan

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaosexmachina
    I would never EVER try to throw a big guy like that. Singles, ankle picks, doubles, trips... but not a throw.

    But its not about TRY, its about wrestling and a movement presenting its self. Your mad to rule out something when its THERE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Traditional Tom
    Watch Genki Sudo vs Butterbean for some advise on getting a fat man down?
    Dammit, beat me to it... Sudo's ankle picks were awesome in that fight.

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