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May
27
comment What does it mean to “uproot” someone in tai chi?
@DaveLiepmann I am saying that 'uprooting' is the hidden step before you unbalance and lock.
May
25
comment How bad is kickboxing for your brain?
Why don't you just stop getting hit in the head? It's not kickboxing that's bad for you, it's getting hit hard in the head. And that's bad for you regardless of what you train.
May
25
answered What does it mean to “uproot” someone in tai chi?
May
18
revised What is Grandmaster Park Bok Nam's Bagua lineage?
edited title
May
18
revised What is Grandmaster Park Bok Nam's Bagua lineage?
added 42 characters in body
May
18
asked What is Grandmaster Park Bok Nam's Bagua lineage?
May
17
answered Origin of the “pinyon” in Villari's Shaolin-Kempo-Karate system?
May
17
comment How long should it take to gain fighting proficiency in tai chi?
I thought people might enjoy the 'mathematical theory'. I couldn't keep a straight face. I don't think this contradicts the penultimate paragraph: I said "you will most likely not get ALL the health [...] improvements". "The health path" is what some modified forms of TaiChi teach, completely foregoing all martial endeavors.
May
17
answered How long should it take to gain fighting proficiency in tai chi?
May
17
comment How does one progress from tai chi push hands to free-sparring?
@DaveLiepmann Unfortunately, I cannot, lacking knowledge in this particular area. Since TaiChi has strikes that are high, middle and low, including kicks, I would expect these patterns to include the various strikes and each of the 'eight energies' of taichi, in various combinations. I did not add anything about it because this is all just conjecture for me right now.
May
17
comment How long should it take to gain fighting proficiency in tai chi?
May I suggest an edit to the title? "How long should it take to gain fighting proficiency with tai chi" may be better for your purposes.
May
17
answered How does one progress from tai chi push hands to free-sparring?
May
17
comment What makes this seated Daito-ryu technique work?
There you go.. That last part is what I was missing. Thanks.
May
17
answered What differentiates the major styles of Tai Chi?
May
16
comment Sliding the Feet in Contact With the Ground
@DavidH.Clements Edited my answer to explain my point.
May
16
revised Sliding the Feet in Contact With the Ground
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May
16
answered Sliding the Feet in Contact With the Ground
May
16
comment How does Bartitsu's “foot hook with a cane” technique work?
Looked up kosotogari on Youtube. I understand what you mean - it's the traditional way of taking somebody down by breaking equilibrium and redirecting their weight. I can't map that technique to the "and upwards" part of your answer, but it definitely maps to something else a friend said involving a twisting motion with the cane to generate the same kind of directional force on the ankle (which I haven't been able to try yet).
May
15
revised What makes this seated Daito-ryu technique work?
slight grammatical tweaks.
May
15
accepted How does Bartitsu's “foot hook with a cane” technique work?