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Jun
2
comment What does it mean to “uproot” someone in tai chi?
The reason this will "do" for now: if you create these rigid boxes in your mind to understand the art of strategy, those become structure easily exploitable by someone who wants to take advantage.
Jun
2
comment What does it mean to “uproot” someone in tai chi?
@DaveLiepmann I'm game. See my answer.
Jun
2
comment What does it mean to “uproot” someone in tai chi?
Someone once said on Bullshido that Chinese martial art is a bunch of sucker punches. That's high praise.
Jun
2
comment What methods are effective for increasing co-ordination on dual handed techniques?
@tomas everyone reaches understanding from a different way
Jun
2
comment Conflict escalation management resources
You only need that one taste. Even a memory of a memory is often enough :-D
May
26
comment Sliding the Feet in Contact With the Ground
@DavidH.Clements Robert W. Smith. Chinese Boxing
May
26
comment What does it mean to “uproot” someone in tai chi?
Yep. It is that simple.
May
17
comment How does one progress from tai chi push hands to free-sparring?
@sidran32 I don't like describing ladders of attainment. "No technique" is the minimum required to practice "no mind", otherwise you would just be flailing. The "no mind" I am talking about is more of investigating this bit.ly/hardcore-dharma-three-characteristics during push-hands.
May
16
comment How does one progress from tai chi push hands to free-sparring?
@DaveLiepmann It is an answer. Feel free to downvote it if you can't see the connection. I don't mind.
May
16
comment How does one progress from tai chi push hands to free-sparring?
@DaveLiepmann Like I said in the first sentence of my answer, "This won't be a popular answer."
May
16
comment How does one progress from tai chi push hands to free-sparring?
@DaveLiepmann sidran32 Aside from a few like-minded individuals and friends, most of the people I sparred with secretly try to win. That's not no-mind. "No-mind" is not really internalization of technique. It results from Vispassana practice (or similar variants).
May
1
comment Should I avoid open-handed blocks in sparring?
In other words, if you are going to punch, punch. If you're not punching, don't punch.
Apr
30
comment Should I avoid open-handed blocks in sparring?
Perhaps injury come from holding the open hand rigidly. Or sparring fast with lots of tension.
Apr
23
comment “Rules” for weight distribution per FOOT (not leg, foot) for any given stance/intent?
@Campbeln cool, glad it helped. Let me know if you find anything interesting. I don't think my answer is complete.
Apr
22
comment “Rules” for weight distribution per FOOT (not leg, foot) for any given stance/intent?
@stslavik Sure, I've seen toddlers fail. They are usually learning with a child's mind though, unlike many adults. And bad habit does matter (falling too much on the inside of my foot over a number of years predisposed me to bad knees). However, I think the original poster is coming from the wrong frame, and this answer was intended to answer from a better frame.
Mar
28
comment Demonstrations of Minimum Force
Weren't we playing with this the other day? Addiction to self is hard to break.
Mar
11
comment When should I run away?
There are some arts that train avoidance instincts. I think you mean, "don't run away blindly." That's as exploitable as "charge in blindly."
Feb
25
comment What exactly is Kalaripayattu?
Do you know anyone that practices this? Or better yet, crossed hands with a practitioner? If you have, I'm interested in hearing more about it in your answer.
Feb
23
comment Why doesn't aikido have kicking techniques?
Sweeps (which are kicks) above the knee, but I don't think that's part of conventional Aikido.
Feb
18
comment Relaxation Techniques
While this is a good topic/question, the original poster is asking for a much narrower question. That narrower question has already been asked here: martialarts.stackexchange.com/questions/482/… @DavidH.Clements what do you think?