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comment How does one progress from tai chi push hands to free-sparring?
So downvoted, but I would gladly reverse that upon editing such that the answer refers to some aspect of the question. Perhaps I'm missing something, but at the moment this seems to be a treatise about the philosophical aspects of taiji push hands, unrelated to sanshou practice.
May
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comment How does one progress from tai chi push hands to free-sparring?
At the moment, it's not an answer, since it doesn't address the question. If you added a description about how (and I'm guessing here) it's not necessary to progress to sparring, that would be an answer.
May
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comment How does one progress from tai chi push hands to free-sparring?
@Ho-ShengHsiao OK. At the moment this answer avoids the question, namely, how to move from grappling-only practice to striking-and-grappling practice in taiji. Saying that tuishou is about no-mind is immaterial to that question, as far as I can tell.
May
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revised How does one progress from tai chi push hands to free-sparring?
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revised How does one progress from tai chi push hands to free-sparring?
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comment How does one progress from tai chi push hands to free-sparring?
A) Do you practice sanshou in addition to tuishou? B) How is this any different from the goal of all sparring, to wit, "Technical knowledge is not enough. One must transcend techniques so that the art becomes an artless art, growing out of the unconscious." (Daisetsu Suzuki) This does not by any means preclude the study of technique, it just means that getting good requires internalization of the technique.
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revised How does one progress from tai chi push hands to free-sparring?
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revised What are tai chi's high-percentage push hands techniques?
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revised What are tai chi's high-percentage push hands techniques?
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asked What are tai chi's high-percentage push hands techniques?
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asked How does one progress from tai chi push hands to free-sparring?
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revised How to select the right Aikido dojo
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revised Are Systema and Pankration similar to each other?
making it pop, yo
May
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comment How does Bartitsu's “foot hook with a cane” technique work?
@Trevoke I think that the best way to understand that part of the technique is to study judo's kosotogari in depth. I don't know how to describe it with words except to point to a "chopping" motion.
May
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comment How does Bartitsu's “foot hook with a cane” technique work?
Thanks for stopping by. I particularly enjoy your points about bridging formal technique with sparring, as well as your parallel to koryu.
May
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comment What makes this seated Daito-ryu technique work?
@Trevoke The technique having worked on you is not inconsistent with my analysis.
May
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revised What do instructors look for before allowing students to compete in judo?
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May
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comment What do instructors look for before allowing students to compete in judo?
Thanks for the additional response, +1. :)