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    Originally posted by Mr_Mantis
    Yes, that application is in there, and it is obvious, but not one I would recommend or teach from tai chi. I am of the opinion that if you want to learn to grapple, tai chi is NOT your best choice. Tai chi is good, but not for that.

    So, if your tai chi instructor is teaching you grappling techniques, I suggest you go someplace else.

    Edit: and there is always more than one technique to be brought out of a "form" it's a matter of what is best for you. Occam's razor..... amen.
    Tell that to the guy in the first few mins of this vid.

    http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?...tai+chi+tricks

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      Originally posted by Repulsive Monkey
      I don't know how you kung fu fags do it, but I was taught snake creeps down as a kata guruma-like throw.
      Wow, could it be, that there's actual EVIDENCE of Japanese martial arts evolving from Chinese systems? Gosh... ;-)
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        Originally posted by Repulsive Monkey
        I don't know how you kung fu fags do it, but I was taught snake creeps down as a kata guruma-like throw. Check it: http://www.judoinfo.com/images/anima...kataguruma.htm
        Yep, that looks like it...
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          Time would be better spent learning Shuai Chiao or Mantis for standing grappling, in my opinion. Of course, time is not wasted on training tai chi, however, it would not be my main choice for training grappling or striking for that matter, but that's me. I'm sure that there are as many stars in the sky as the number of kung fu masters who would disagree with me, but that is just the way the CMA community is.

          Of course, much of this is silly as there is overlap of tai chi into other systems of CMA. It is what you train, as well as how you train.
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            Stop talking about actual fighting, you vulgar meatheads.

            I'm trying to cultivate 'oceanic chi'.
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              I just got negrepped by Kidspatula for doing Tai Chi...

              Nice.

              Kick a man while he's down.
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                Mantis does grabbling? Videos pls, kthnx.

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                  By the way, here is a link to the place I'm training at.
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                    Originally posted by Repulsive Monkey
                    Mantis does grabbling? Videos pls, kthnx.
                    Did you think the mantis hand position is just for show?

                    The standing grappling in mantis is either a lock or a pull into a strike. I also used it to pull a person into the ground, but not posting any of my videos, maybe some year, but not today.
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                        Originally posted by DAYoung
                        By the way, here is a link to the place I'm training at.
                        Have you tried the acupuncture?
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                          Originally posted by Mr_Mantis
                          Have you tried the acupuncture?
                          No. I had enough pins and needles from my spinal injury.

                          Hurr hurr.
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                            Originally posted by Mr_Mantis
                            . . . but not posting any of my videos, maybe some year, but not today.
                            Good lord, man, why not?

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                              Originally posted by Repulsive Monkey
                              Good lord, man, why not?
                              Personal reasons.

                              I also forgot before, standing grappling is very dominant in eagle claw. Moreso than mantis.
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                                So, does anyone have any scuttlebutt about Fu style?
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