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accepted How long should the Tai Chi basic 24 form take?
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comment How long should the Tai Chi basic 24 form take?
Thanks for your thorough notes here. I am finding much of what you are suggesting in your post. I come from a hard martial art background (Korean Taekwondo and Hapkido) and I like the intentional focus upon feeling that is present in Tai Chi/Taiji. I can also see the relation between Tai Chi and the Korean arts, but a definite focus difference (at least from classes that sport or technique rather than whole body focused). Thank you.
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comment What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
I came unto this discussion late, but your point #1 is, in essence, the reason for practice for which kata/poomse/forms extend! Great point!
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comment Weapons in taekwondo?
I was thinking about the relative youth of the modern art, but the art has its basis in centuries old martial arts. As far as the bo and kali, I find them and other "traditional" weapons to be natural extensions of the hand and foot techniques that is taught with taekwondo. As well, something especially like the bo can help taekwondo practitioners showcase the use of two hands (or the whole body) for all techniques.
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