1,738 reputation
312
bio website hosheng.blogspot.com
location
age
visits member for 2 years, 9 months
seen Apr 11 at 4:10

Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Apr
11
revised What's the difference between Internal and External martial arts?
added 376 characters in body
Feb
19
comment What's the difference between Internal and External martial arts?
Technically, what you described above is not the classical definition of "internal" vs. "external". It's the modern definition of "internal" vs. "external".
Feb
19
revised What's the difference between Internal and External martial arts?
added 13 characters in body
Feb
19
revised What's the difference between Internal and External martial arts?
added 13 characters in body
Feb
19
revised What's the difference between Internal and External martial arts?
added 2491 characters in body
Feb
1
awarded  Yearling
Dec
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
1
awarded  Yearling
Oct
4
awarded  Talkative
Oct
3
comment What does it mean to “uproot” someone in tai chi?
Yes, I am aware that you gave yourself an exception to book knowledge. I don't see how that is different from reverse engineering, though it is obviously acceptable to SE in general. In addition, you provided a bunch of your own opinions, conclusions, and interpretation based on those quotes in the last two paragraphs.
Oct
3
comment What does it mean to “uproot” someone in tai chi?
-1, theoretical speculation unbacked by personal experience or experimentation. Question is asked about "uproot for someone in taiji", but the author does not practice taijiquan or any of the related arts.
Oct
2
comment What are the applications and principles of this particular seven-star mantis stance?
@DaveLiepmann You are absolutely right. I suppose that little bit of Northern Preying Mantis I learned from a Northern Shaolin lineage holder did not give me enough depth to properly analyze this stance, especially since I only just remembered that after I wrote the answer off the top of my head, and I've only seen him do it a couple times. I will keep in mind your standards when next time you write or quote about taijiquan, xingiyquan, or baguazhang in the future.
Oct
2
comment What strength and conditioning exercises are used in tai chi?
@DaveLiepmann Right. Armchair. Noted. Thanks for clearing that up, I have been wondering about that.
Oct
1
comment What strength and conditioning exercises are used in tai chi?
Since you seem to have a personal standard you're holding others to, I ask you: are you receiving a transmission from a particular taijiquan teacher, or is all of this merely armchair answer?
Oct
1
revised What are the applications and principles of this particular seven-star mantis stance?
edited title
Oct
1
comment What are the applications and principles of this particular seven-star mantis stance?
@DaveLiepmann You sure are assuming a lot of things. For one thing, according to the story, the OP is not receiving the transmission. The purpose is to exercise functional fluidity in order to enhance your primary art, not to say that "I know Mantis". Ah well, the bigger the tree, the bigger it falls :-)
Oct
1
comment What are the applications and principles of this particular seven-star mantis stance?
@DaveLiepmann Wow, whatever floats your boat, man.
Oct
1
answered For a total beginner, is tai chi a good start?
Oct
1
revised How do I improve my attack speed?
added 128 characters in body