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    T'ai Chi, Xing Yi, and/or Aikido

    Any reputable schools in Orange County, California?

    You bet!, Tim Cartmell's Shen Wu school. For more information check out his website and forum. I should mention I am not one of his students, as I live in Taiwan and he lives in California so this is not "student praise teacher" talk.

    take care,



      For taijiquan or xingyiquan, I'd ask at or (Cartmell's school is in Orange County). You'd be well-served to be more specific about what your needs.

      Besides Cartmell, I know another neijia guy in Orange County who also cross-trains at an MMA gym. He teaches informally and is less well-known.

      I'm not sure where Su Dong Chen is, but I think he's more Los Angeles proper than Orange County.


        why do you refer to aikido? Thought you thought it was gay and it sucked. Not taking the piss, am actually curious.


          Thanks guys. I was definitely thinking of checking out Cartmell's school, as I've heard lots of good things about it.

          My basic wants are to taste the CMA's (internal, specifically) and Aikido. The philosophy appeals to me in terms of movement and flow.


            How far is Orange County from the Bay Area?
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            That's the amazing thing about Ninjas, for sneeky cocksuckers, they are all over the place, like dog shit on your shoe.-Ronin69


              fair enough. I'll say though with aikido if you don't take it up full on it would probably just piss you off. Its pretty abstract stuff.


                Sonoma to Orange

                Originally posted by The_Ghost
                How far is Orange County from the Bay Area?
                It took me 7 hours to drive from Fairfield to Mission Viejo.


                  Not taking the piss, am actually curious.
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