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Taiji (Tai Chi) can be very effective for fighting. Historically speaking, taiji masters like Yang Luchan were among the most skilled fighters in China. In his time, taiji was known for fighting, and not for health benefits. However, it is necessary to understand how taiji has changed in the years since this time. In the 20th century, China experienced a ...


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Yes I think Tai Chi could be used in real fights. For example Nick Osipczak was a Pro MMA fighter that practices Tai Chi. However I think having knowledge of many different martial arts is advantageous in a "real fight". Many Tai Chi techniques are used in other forms of fighting like Sanda Kickboxing. Krav maga, Gracie jiu jitsu, kickboxing, and wrestling ...


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I think that this question can not be answered easily as it is depending on each person how he can transfer the knowledge and practice he learned in classes to the street scenarios under pressure and adrenaline pump. However, you have to realize that a punch is a punch and a kick is a kick, and that if the moment comes, all flashy movements disappear and ...



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