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awarded  Citizen Patrol
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awarded  Talkative
May
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revised Origin of the “pinyon” in Villari's Shaolin-Kempo-Karate system?
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comment Origin of the “pinyon” in Villari's Shaolin-Kempo-Karate system?
Ah, that is what I'm looking for. Thanks!
May
17
revised Origin of the “pinyon” in Villari's Shaolin-Kempo-Karate system?
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May
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asked Origin of the “pinyon” in Villari's Shaolin-Kempo-Karate system?
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awarded  Scholar
May
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accepted What differentiates the major styles of Tai Chi?
May
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comment What differentiates the major styles of Tai Chi?
That's a very good run-down. Thanks!
May
16
comment How does one progress from tai chi push hands to free-sparring?
@Ho-ShengHsiao Also, I attributed (in my mind) that the concept of "no-mind" is similar to when Bruce Lee talked about "no technique", in that you no longer are performing rote movements, but your body automatically moves in response to your opponent without the need for involvement of conscious thought. If I misinterpreted, please let me know.
May
16
comment How does one progress from tai chi push hands to free-sparring?
@Ho-ShengHsiao If those sparring are trying to win, then they aren't sparring properly. That is totally missing the purpose of sparring.
May
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comment How does one progress from tai chi push hands to free-sparring?
I agree with @DaveLiepmann. Sparring training's primary goal could be stated exactly as you stated for push-hands: to "maintain no-mind even through disruption by outside agency".
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awarded  Student
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asked What differentiates the major styles of Tai Chi?
May
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answered Are roundhouse kicks prevalent in traditional kung fu systems?
Mar
27
comment What is a good defense against a rear naked choke?
The best defense is to not let him get to the point where he can sink it in. :)
Mar
23
comment What's this posture called, and does it signify something
@DavidH.Clements Thank you!
Mar
22
comment Can Forms (Kata/Poomsae/etc.) or Techniques (Waza) be practiced on the ground?
Ne waza is Judo's ground curriculum, which was adapted into and became Brazilian Jiu-Jutsu. Just for clarification. :)
Mar
22
comment Can Forms (Kata/Poomsae/etc.) or Techniques (Waza) be practiced on the ground?
I would note that while you may be able to pull off striking attacks against an opponent in BJJ, this is the point of pulling guard and the clinch. It reduces the space between you and your opponent, and they limit your ability to draw power by trapping your hips and shoulders. If you trained for short power, you may be able to get some effective strikes in, but basically extending your arms or legs out towards them is essentially asking them to take your limb and break something. Be very wary.
Mar
22
answered Can Forms (Kata/Poomsae/etc.) or Techniques (Waza) be practiced on the ground?