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revised How to repair a mat with a hole in it?
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revised How can one practice spear-hand strikes, while still knowing you got the technique right?
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comment What are the signs *not* to train at a specific school?
Excellent answer; total agreement. These are the likely issues someone will encounter.
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revised What are the signs *not* to train at a specific school?
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revised Safely Training Axe Kick Throws
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Oct
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comment How to repair a mat with a hole in it?
Is the mat made of vinyl, canvas, covered foam, uncovered foam, shredded tires, is it a puzzle mat, is it a superconductor...? Details about the situation allow for better answers.
Oct
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revised How to repair a mat with a hole in it?
mat not matt
Oct
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revised What are the signs *not* to train at a specific school?
it's generally accepted that the title should have some relationship, hopefully informative, to the body of the question
Oct
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answered Safely Training Axe Kick Throws
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revised How can one practice spear-hand strikes, while still knowing you got the technique right?
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Oct
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comment For a total beginner, is tai chi a good start?
@RolandTepp I agree that taiji is not a forms-only practice, just that nearly all schools that practice taiji in the USA practice it as a forms-only practice, or with only marginal attention given to applications.
Oct
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comment What are the applications and principles of this particular seven-star mantis stance?
@Ho-ShengHsiao A good answer to this question would involve someone familiar with the technique, hopefully within the context of a 7-star mantis school that proves itself in competition at least occasionally. Answers that are just flights of imagination without reference or experience are poor.
Oct
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comment What strength and conditioning exercises are used in tai chi?
@Ho-ShengHsiao Nowhere have I said I study tai chi. That doesn't discount the statements I'm quoting from people who study and teach it.
Oct
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comment What are the applications and principles of this particular seven-star mantis stance?
@Ho-ShengHsiao No. Making up applications on whimsy is not how people who received actual transmission practice.
Oct
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comment What are the applications and principles of this particular seven-star mantis stance?
-1 for trying to reverse engineer the form. That misguided practice is the source of a huge quantity of poor martial skills.
Oct
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comment How long should it take to gain fighting proficiency in tai chi?
@DaveNewton He's making the point that taiji is a physical skill. Like any physical skill, it should be practiced in a manner as close as possible to its application.
Oct
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comment How long should it take to gain fighting proficiency in tai chi?
@DaveNewton Well, I suggest taking that up with the tai chi coaches who use that analogy. The guy is a CMA lineage holder and multiple-time champion in competitions of the gentle art.
Oct
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revised How does a non-grappler train to be ready to avoid grappling in a real-world situation?
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