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Judo ikkyu (brown belt)

BJJ 4-stripe white belt

2nd dan Isshinryu, former instructor, don't believe in it anymore

negligible experience with boxing and muay Thai


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comment What strength and conditioning exercises are used in tai chi?
@stslavik True, but SAID will only take you so far. Doing the exact thing is great for technique, efficiency, and turning general strength into specific strength, but my understanding is that sports science agrees that a base level of strength should be achieved with general strength training, then specific strength training can help make one's overall strength activity-specific. This rumsoakedfist post makes some good points on the issue.
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accepted How long should it take to gain fighting proficiency in tai chi?
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accepted What do instructors look for before allowing students to compete in judo?
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revised What strength and conditioning exercises are used in tai chi?
assimilating like the borg
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comment What strength and conditioning exercises are used in tai chi?
@DaveNewton The Okinawans stole it shamelessly. :)
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revised What strength and conditioning exercises are used in tai chi?
i don't call nobody master
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answered What strength and conditioning exercises are used in tai chi?
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comment What strength and conditioning exercises are used in tai chi?
I follow your point about focusing on whole-body integration and structure, but feel compelled to point out that there are a great many strength exercises which are in no way muscle-group-isolation. Overhead squats, Turkish get-ups, deadlifts, snatches, and many gymnastic strength movements are all commonly understood to be "whole body power" or "whole body structure" exercises.
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comment How long should it take to gain fighting proficiency in tai chi?
Nice answer, especially the points about unknowable specifics.
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revised How, historically, did American push-hands get so restrictive in comparison to Chinese push-hands?
park tai chi! :D
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comment How, historically, did American push-hands get so restrictive in comparison to Chinese push-hands?
Sorry if I sounded like I was attacking you. I'm not trying to disagree, I'm just trying to get a historical perspective. Literally, "how things got this way" instead of advocating one method or the other.
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comment How, historically, did American push-hands get so restrictive in comparison to Chinese push-hands?
I thought Chen village was some sort of taiji/tuishou mecca, or birthplace. Is that wrong, or do you assert that they've somehow lost or changed something?