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    Taiji/taichi boxing in sf bay area

    Folks,
    This is a longshot, but can anyone recommend a good taiji instructor in the san francisco bay area that regularly teaches freestyle sparring as well as push hands and scatter hands and all the other good stuff. Chenstyle would be my pref, but anything will do.

    As you all know, there are alot of "tai chi sleepwalking" classes out there, I just moved and I'm having a hard time finding a real taiji boxing coach/class/sifu/laoshi whatever.

    Im new to the forum-hope this post is in the right place.

    Thanks much,
    Aaron

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    Welcome. I recommend making an intro post in Newbietown also. Unfortunately I can't help you with your search. :)

    I've never heard of scatter hands--do you have more detail on that?

    Where'd you move from?
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    Quote Originally Posted by theneuhauser View Post
    can anyone recommend a good taiji instructor in the san francisco bay area that regularly teaches freestyle sparring as well as push hands and scatter hands and all the other good stuff.
    Brent Hamby's EBM Kung Fu Academy, full stop. Brent teaches Wong Jack Man's Xingyi and Taiji, runs one of the best san shou fight teams in the country, and has extensively crosstrained in BJJ, Greco-Roman wrestling and Sambo.
    “Most people do not do, but take refuge in theory and talk, thinking that they will become good in this way” -- Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, II.4

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    Holy crap, I've had that video Youtube-favorited for months now.
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    Now THAT looks like the real Kung Fu I'm used to. Was used to. :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Rusher View Post
    Brent Hamby's EBM Kung Fu Academy, full stop.
    Good suggestion! They also train groundfighting a couple of times a month, and, as part of the Wong Jack Man lineage, you will actually have a dog in the fight when it comes to discussions of "Was Bruce Lee cool, or what?!??!"
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    Thank you Jack Rusher, and everybody else, too.
    I moved from Arizona, originally Chicago. Took time out from the CMAs after moving to phoenix. Visited a supposed internal arts master who couldnt stay on his feet with me at the first lesson. Got frustrated and tried out some other arts for the experience. Dennis Conatser (Ed Parker kenpo) was my favorite coach, but college took over. Now that I'm in the bay area, I thought I might have a better chance with the Taiji again. I'll check out EBM for sure, thanks.

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