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in my experience of defying my elders and getting hurt so many times, i'd say if you really want to master the deepest roots & principles of how tai chi actually works... and your sifu is good? always listen to your sifu. that's my take on it. sifu is like your dad in the way that, when he gets to know you, he really starts to care. if he has a good ...


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Short answer. Yes. Longer answer. There are entire martial arts/combat sports which are designed for exactly this situation. By attempting to use standing techniques on the ground you are basically re-inventing the wheel from a position of inexperience, i.e. probably badly. As such, this answer agrees with @daveliepmann. The drill sequences you find in ...


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Sanchin originates from the Chinese kung-fu forms "San Chiem" or "San Zhan". Example comparisons of the various Chinese and Okinawan versions of the kata, this video shows how each style practises it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWh-uhw4C9s It means (in all of the names and languages) "Three battles". Possibly a shortening of "Three Battle Steps". ...


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There is a lot talked about kata from different styles, things like how one style might be more linear or another more circular. One style might be more stiff or strong, hard and external and another might be soft and internal... It's largely nonsense. Kata and forms of all unarmed styles based on Chinese kung-fu[1] are made up primarily (but not ...



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