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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?
May
15
comment What makes this seated Daito-ryu technique work?
I was not expecting a particular technique to be performed, and I certainly did not want to please anyone. How is this consistent with your analysis that the uke is eager to please?
May
15
comment how to perform a reverse punch?
I would recommend asking your current instructor. Something as simple as "Why do we step backwards with the reverse punch?" might bring you the answer to your question. If you feel unsatisfied, see if you can talk with him/her after class for a few minutes.
May
15
answered how to perform a reverse punch?
May
15
comment How does Bartitsu's “foot hook with a cane” technique work?
@DaveLiepmann Ah. No worries, Bartitsu is ~110 years old (and was only alive for about five) and he is following the revival movement. Everything is carefully analyzed. Unfortunately, comments have been disabled for the video.
May
15
comment How does Bartitsu's “foot hook with a cane” technique work?
@DaveLiepmann Oh! My apologies. That's a wonderful idea, I'm glad you had it. (bit confused as to why you didn't do it yourself, though).
May
15
comment How does Bartitsu's “foot hook with a cane” technique work?
The problem my friend and I came during your description, at the "and upwards" part. It turned out to not work well for us, because we could not separate the legs far enough to create sufficient imbalance.
May
15
comment How does Bartitsu's “foot hook with a cane” technique work?
It's an interesting idea, but you can see that in the video the ruffian's foot is planted. In the pictures, the ruffian is in an elongated stance, but even then... It's weird. The thing is, the cane gives you some leverage, so you don't HAVE to do it before the foot is planted. (I managed to get this far with my friend).
May
15
comment How does Bartitsu's “foot hook with a cane” technique work?
@DaveLiepmann because this website exists.