Internal martial arts: taiji, xingyi, bagua.

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How long should it take to gain fighting proficiency in tai chi?

I hear it commonly said that internal arts such as tai chi require a significant amount of time to become proficient. If undertaking the study of tai chi, without necessarily having prior experience ...
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What makes this seated Daito-ryu technique work?

Let us examine this one section of only a few seconds of a video of Okamoto-sensei, a Daito-Ryu practitioner, demonstrating a way to free oneself from an opponent grabbing both your wrists when both ...
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What's the difference between Internal and External martial arts?

What is the difference between External martial arts and Internal martial arts?