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asked What strength and conditioning exercises are used in tai chi?
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revised What is the application for tai chi's single whip?
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comment Origin of the “pinyon” in Villari's Shaolin-Kempo-Karate system?
I usually see it anglicized as "pinan", which might help you in your search.
May
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asked What is the application for tai chi's single whip?
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revised How does one progress from tai chi push hands to free-sparring?
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comment How long should it take to gain fighting proficiency in tai chi?
I couldn't keep a straight face either. If only training were so straightforward. :)
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answered How long should it take to gain fighting proficiency in tai chi?
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answered What are tai chi's high-percentage push hands techniques?
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comment Is there a written, authoritative source I can reference for interpretations (Bunkai) of Karate (Shotokan) katas?
A summary of Abernethy's content would be swell. He's got good stuff, but a raw link just isn't helpful.
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comment How long should it take to gain fighting proficiency in tai chi?
I appreciate this answer, but the blog post (which proposes an...interesting mathematical theory about quantifying the attainment of skill) seems to contradict your penultimate paragraph: "Any amount of tai chi will give you health benefits...[but] on the health path you are not learning a martial art any more, and so you should not expect to ever gain any meaningful self defence skills or the really deep physiological, structural and awareness changes that transform your body."
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comment What are tai chi's high-percentage push hands techniques?
Can I get any constructive criticism from the downvoter?
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comment How long should it take to gain fighting proficiency in tai chi?
@Sardathrion "I can easily handle newcomers during the push hands and san shou portions of class." Or, just a guess is fine. A certain amount of conjecture is understood to be necessary, as are outliers (e.g. it might take a frail elderly man 2X time to get good, instead of X).
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comment How does one progress from tai chi push hands to free-sparring?
Could you provide some detail on step 3, high/low patterns?
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