I think we scared Shingami away from this thread. Hopefully he learned a lesson.
Not necessarily. I'd say that Chen has the most in the way of codified portions of fast movement in the set, but it's relatively common to see people do specific bits quick (kicks, usually) or practice parts or all of the form quickly as well.
Originally Posted by Matt Stone
I'd sai Tai Chi's Shuai techniques and its aggressive approach to closing the distance are notable, but there's so much crap about yielding and lousy soft pun out there you don't see its characteristics too often.
Look man, I do Tai Chi, and yes there's a lot of Tai Chi bashing here; but for the love of Mike, this does not help. I find it works for me and what I want to do, so I don't feel the need to defend it to a bunch of closeminded lunkheads.
Originally Posted by Shinigami
Also, there's a TON of Tai Chi related bullshit floating around; and you comparing Tai Chi to Karate katas is not helping your case. Ayee-yah, xiao gao!
If you think theres tai chi bashing here, go look at a tai chi forum. Nothing a tai chi guy hates more than another style of tai chi!
I don't think there's much Taichi bashing here. I came to Bullshido not doing Taichi and found the Taichi teacher I'm now with through Bullshido.
I remember being at WC grading several years ago, and there was also a group who did Tai Chi there. Both groups did sparring as part of the grading. When the Tai Chi guys sparred each other it was very interesting - several blood noses, black eyes... it looked like a free-flowing long-fist style of kungfu.
Sounds like the right sort of Taichi to me.
Not me, when I get old and winkley I'm going to take up taiji for health. No fighting for me.
You are a total Douchbag. Train more, post nevermore.
FickleFingerOfFate -08-21-2007 08:59 AM
just die already.
Plasma - 08-20-2007 11:45 PM
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At least make sure you go to a club where they also teach it as an MA for people who want that side of it.
How can you trust what somebody says about the stretching and strengthening effect of a stance movement on the legs and hips if he can't kick somebody in the gut hard enough to knock them down ?
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