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    #76
    Originally posted by It is Fake??
    Ha Ha Tai Chi, jing is coming next.

    And I'm the "idiot."
    Heh. I was waiting for you to find this.
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      #77
      I hate to essentially repeat myself, but:

      Spoiler:
      If one of the biggest justifications for your art is a story about an old man holding a bird on the palm of his hand against its will, you need a new martial art


      This means you, Tai-Kido masters.
      "[Fighting for Points] is doubtless very pretty, and invariably draws applause, but preferences should always be given to blows that do some business, to good straight hits that do something toward finishing the fight.
      A man who has carefully trained for brilliant tapping play, will find himself considerably out of it in case he is called upon to do any real work."
      -A.J. Newton, Boxing.

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        #78
        Originally posted by Epicurus
        I hate to essentially repeat myself, but:

        Spoiler:
        If one of the biggest justifications for your art is a story about an old man holding a bird on the palm of his hand against its will, you need a new martial art


        This means you, Tai-Kido masters.
        I suspect many Tai Chi instructors frequently hold their birds in their hands.
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          #79
          Originally posted by Epicurus
          If one of the biggest justifications for your art is a story about an old man holding a bird on the palm of his hand against its will, you need a new martial art
          No, it's not.
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            #80
            Originally posted by Cullion
            No, it's not.
            I have to agree with cullion.

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              #81
              Originally posted by It is Fake??
              I have to agree with cullion.
              You're just being agreeable because your chi's now flowing smoothly.

              And that's only because you visited my thread...

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                #82
                One of the most obvious difference between Tai Chi and Judo, for example, is the learning curve.

                Within a couple of weeks at Judo, I was doing randori, and trying to escape from side body control, getting gi-choked (mildly), and working the throws. It was all very straightforward and practical. It was obvious when it worked and when it didn't.

                In the same amount of time at Tai Chi, I've learned half a form.
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                  #83
                  Originally posted by Cullion
                  No, it's not.
                  By "No, it's not.', I assume you mean "No, it's not a Spoiler." - that's fair enough, the spoiler thing was only a joke, I know it's common knowledge. Of course, some people still practice Tai Chi for their own perverted reasons. Different strokes for different bird-molesters.
                  "[Fighting for Points] is doubtless very pretty, and invariably draws applause, but preferences should always be given to blows that do some business, to good straight hits that do something toward finishing the fight.
                  A man who has carefully trained for brilliant tapping play, will find himself considerably out of it in case he is called upon to do any real work."
                  -A.J. Newton, Boxing.

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                    #84
                    Chen style. If you can find a good teacher, (i.e. someone from the Chen family village, or taught by same) then it's worth doing. Otherwise....do judo.

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                      #85
                      He's not doing it to be a great fighter, douches; he's doing it because he's on the mend.

                      If I were in your position, I'd be trying to develop a far better grasp of how my body works via each and every joint (even the pseudo ones), learning how to best use the framework of my skeleton for structure, practicing veery detailed coordination through multi-joint movements and learning to absolutely minimize muscualr tension in every possible position.

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                        #86
                        Originally posted by wackamole
                        Chen style. If you can find a good teacher, (i.e. someone from the Chen family village, or taught by same) then it's worth doing. Otherwise....do judo.
                        Are you serious? Did you read the earlier posts?
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                          #87
                          Originally posted by Repulsive Monkey
                          He's not doing it to be a great fighter, douches; he's doing it because he's on the mend.
                          Thanks, Monkey.

                          If I were in your position, I'd be trying to develop a far better grasp of how my body works via each and every joint (even the pseudo ones), learning how to best use the framework of my skeleton for structure, practicing veery detailed coordination through multi-joint movements and learning to absolutely minimize muscualr tension in every possible position.
                          Can I do that from my computer?
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                            #88
                            Why, I just set a young bird a-flutter with my non-mousing hand.

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                              #89
                              Originally posted by Repulsive Monkey
                              Why, I just set a young bird a-flutter with my non-mousing hand.
                              Naughty bugger.
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                                #90
                                Originally posted by Tonuzaba
                                I've heard that too.
                                But I like that story the most, in which a tai chi master has developed such softness of his hands, that a singing bird was unable to lift off and fly away from his palm.
                                The poor feathered thing didn't have enough ground to jump into flying, the tai chi master's palm reacted and sank with the bird's every attempt...
                                Tonuzaba
                                I've actually seen this in an episode of grappler baki.
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