10/26/2006 3:44am, #1
no Tai Chi sparring, Too Dangerous
OK I feel I have to throw this out here. This was posted in the Diary of a BJJ Teen, for those who have not seen this. See bolded text.
You are correct on the balance statement, but in this instance I was talking about the pong lu ji on principles wich are tai chi.
Yes I will call tai chi and aikido fighting arts, the problem with both is there there is a lot of bullshit masters. I do Yoshinkan Style Aikido and Tai Chi Quang Yang Style, now if you are telling me that my aikido instructor 4th dan is a fraud you'll than have to talk with the Jacksoville SWAT team cause he teaches them too also he is a memeber of the team. If you want to check on his or any of my dojo's Sensei's/Sifu's expertees feel free to take a look at http://www.wsmabudo.org/ under the about us section you will find my instructors qualifications.
Finally push hands is absolutely not like sparring but teaches you too feel your opponent to know where he is locked and throw him out of balance.
Tai Chi in combat is extremely fast due to the huge amount of relaxation that the performers have, to achieve that everything is practiced in slow motion. Also there is no such thing as tai chi sparring because it's a little too dangerous given that every hand strike could possibly be the last using soft punching and Fajing. The way to train Tai Chi for the street requires a padded attacker if you are going to use strikes. While for the use of joint locks or throws it can be practices like every other martial art.
Am I being riled up by a troll? Is Tai Chi the “teh d34d1y"? Is this guy crazy?
Have any of you heard this claim before? (in regards to Tai Chi)
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10/26/2006 4:36am, #2
Yes, no more than other arts, probably and yes :-)
As soon as you hear someone say "we don't spar because it's too dangerous" you know they aren't learning correctly.
No tai chi sparing ? there's are enough youtube video of tai chi guys in diverse competition to see that this claim is crap.Martial Arts is like sex, if you over complicate it with exotic sounding names, theories and principles, you end up fucking yourself in the ass. -Ronin69
10/26/2006 5:32am, #3
Agreed, but you are not being riled by a Troll, you are being riled by a Fool.
Push hands is useless to less-than-dangerous.
That is right, I wrote that!!
10/26/2006 7:26am, #4
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According to the website, his instructor managed to train 5 years in both bjj and gracie bjj (aparently it's not the same thing) yet acheive no rank. Plus he got japanese rank in the ATA.
10/26/2006 7:31am, #5
Cullion, on this board, trains TaiChi and he and his gym fight in San Shou. From what I hear he's not excessively dangerous...
10/26/2006 7:40am, #6
REAL Full Contact Tai Chi Sparring - caught on film, baby...I love this ****.
This was also posted in the Diary of a BJJ Teen thread (which is a great story):
Originally Posted by selfcritical
10/26/2006 7:42am, #7
push hands when its practiced (rarely..) in a resistant setting looks like suai jiao. The only people who believe in deadly touches are energy fairies.
"hey guys, take it easy, I just had a brush with death today. Mr chow massaged my 'abdomen'."
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10/26/2006 9:29am, #8
Originally Posted by FictionPimp
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10/26/2006 9:36am, #9
Originally Posted by datdamnmachine
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10/26/2006 9:54am, #10
Sorry, that was behind door number 4 - He thought very very hard about going to a seminar but instead spent his time practicing moves from his DVD and book collection against a grappling dummy. That's kind of 'alive,' isn't it? I mean, the dummy isn't going with the moves, right...
[Edit] I'll certainly give the guy props if he's on the J-ville SWAT team, but he's going to lose major points if he's supporting the 'tai chi is too dangerous for sparring' rational.
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