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Aug
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comment How does one progress from tai chi push hands to free-sparring?
A similar progression from fixed-step tuishou to sanshou as similar to free fighting as possible is shown in this Yiquan video. This Bullshido thread has other videos and discusses the reasoning and history behind the rulesets.
Aug
7
revised How, historically, did American push-hands get so restrictive in comparison to Chinese push-hands?
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Aug
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reviewed Approve How, historically, did American push-hands get so restrictive in comparison to Chinese push-hands?
Aug
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accepted How, historically, did American push-hands get so restrictive in comparison to Chinese push-hands?
Aug
4
comment What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
I'm sorry if I wasn't explicit about the best methodology to accomplish the goals of mental discipline and full body power. I think that methodology is learning and drilling fundamental techniques plus sparring. That's how artists of all disciplines develop those skills. One practices complete control over the whole body at all times during proper execution of those training methods. Kata is superfluous.
Aug
4
comment What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
So...do the kata develop it faster? Better? Or are they just the way karate folk happen to do it, no better than any other approach? I found kata unnecessary once I realized (as you note) that kihon and kumite are sufficient for training.
Aug
4
comment What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
Yeah, I've always noticed that boxers lack whole body power and BJJ fighters lack mental discipline. Wait, no, that's absurd.
Jul
30
comment What is the most efficient way for a beginner to improve his posture?
@BlueTrin Perhaps yoga and barbell training could fill in the gaps, to ensure that you have the requisite strength and mobility.
Jul
30
answered What is the most efficient way for a beginner to improve his posture?
Jul
29
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Jul
25
comment How to build up endurance when rolling?
Chris, your update would make a good answer.
Jul
25
comment How to build up endurance when rolling?
@ChristopherPerry So what if you're gassed? If you're not vomiting or getting injured you're learning something.
Jul
25
comment What is the application for tai chi's single whip?
Could you summarize the video here?
Jul
25
reviewed Approve When did fake pro wrestling become so popular in the US?
Jul
25
comment How does a non-grappler train to be ready to avoid grappling in a real-world situation?
@bcmoney What non-grappling strikers would you refer to instead?
Jul
24
comment Wrist strength for sticks
@mart My entire point is that tailoring a strength program to a specific task ("wrist action") is folly for anyone who doesn't already have a substantial amount of non-task-specific-strength. This is a well-understood aspect of sports training: for novices (who the OP almost certainly is) general strength training improves strength for all tasks better than task-specific strength training even for the specific task.
Jul
17
answered When did fake pro wrestling become so popular in the US?
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Jul
16
answered How can one practice well alone?
Jul
16
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