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by Tomita
Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:21 am
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Saber and Shield
Replies: 42
Views: 61115

Re: Saber and Shield

A bit of both, I imagine. The people in that picture are young kids, as far as I can tell.

Tomita
by Tomita
Sun Dec 09, 2007 5:22 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: picking a place to start
Replies: 6
Views: 5433

He also teaches a style called Hunyuan tai ji. Anyone heard of this style? What distinguishes it from the others? I see that they teach wushu as well. That's a minus in my book. :( Hunyuan taijiquan combines Chen style tjq with Xinyiquan. It was developed by GM Feng Zhiqiang. Hunyuan certainly embo...
by Tomita
Sat Dec 08, 2007 6:51 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: picking a place to start
Replies: 6
Views: 5433

I know of him, and I have heard very good things about Master Chen Zhonghua. And the fact that he has been officially appointed to carry on Hong Junsheng's tradition endorses this, IMHO. Lineage doesn't have to mean a great deal, but it accouts for something. Check the school out, and then be your o...
by Tomita
Sun Nov 25, 2007 6:00 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Alex Huangfu's Book
Replies: 4
Views: 4576

Graham Cave wrote:Hopefully, the English version will not be too far away.........
Hear hear. That is one more book that will be on my list...

Kind regards,

Tomita
by Tomita
Sat Jun 02, 2007 2:45 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Book Opinions
Replies: 3
Views: 4060

Hi Trevor, I can recomend Yang's book on qin na. I have an older edition of that one... Yang, despite what reservations some purists might have vis à vis his taijiquan (White crane influence), his qin na control is top of the bill. I sometimes go train with one whom he taught, and it is always very ...
by Tomita
Sun Apr 29, 2007 3:58 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Our Chop
Replies: 4
Views: 4180

Thank you for the clarification, laoshi

Kind regards,

Tomita
by Tomita
Fri Apr 27, 2007 2:26 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Our Chop
Replies: 4
Views: 4180

Not being a GRTC student, I had already gathered that much. I guess it would be dahe daoguan?


Problem with that kind of writing style is that it's so hard to make something out of :roll: :wink:

Kind regards,

Tomita
by Tomita
Thu Apr 26, 2007 4:30 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Hi, and two taijiquan webpages
Replies: 10
Views: 7435

Modesty, Daar ga ik als ik even tijd heb, zeker es kijken! Vriendelijke groet uit Gent, België :wink: Guys, sorry for this little talk in Dutch. But I like it when I come across a fellow Dutch speaker on an international forum. This also is valid for you, Peter Dekker. Many thanks for your signature...
by Tomita
Tue Mar 20, 2007 3:19 am
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: More help with wooden sword specs
Replies: 32
Views: 24401

Congrats, Linda!

That's quite the collection you're starting, :wink:

It seems Tony Mosen's swords are made with tremendous eye for detail. The 7 stars in a wooden sword is a very nice feature.

Happy training,

Tomita
by Tomita
Tue Feb 27, 2007 1:39 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Mugged at knife-point
Replies: 11
Views: 7793

Which makes me ask why we study martial arts if we are going to avoid using these skills as much as possible. That is a very important question, to which there is no clear cut answer, IMO. I mean, there are many variables to be taken into account. I think it's about correct assesment of any given s...
by Tomita
Thu Feb 22, 2007 8:07 am
Forum: Chinese Historical Arms
Topic: Brass Dots on Antique Jian
Replies: 26
Views: 15268

Okay ..... why was that said, and by whom? If it is important enough to be put on a sword blade, I'd like to know more. Now hang on a minute .... head, hands and feet equals 5. Your reference is to tuishou. Is there a connection with swordsmanship as well? I forgot to mention the knees. My mistake,...
by Tomita
Thu Feb 22, 2007 5:32 am
Forum: Chinese Historical Arms
Topic: Brass Dots on Antique Jian
Replies: 26
Views: 15268

Hey Linda. My guess is there should be 7 stars, right? There are two explanations, which I can give you on that. Firstly, the seven stars refer to the Big Dipper, a constellation which was said to be the depiction of China in the sky. I remember reading something about that in a text by Wang Chong, ...
by Tomita
Thu Feb 15, 2007 3:19 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: About balance and flat feet
Replies: 9
Views: 6830

Well, I'd say practise mostly barefooted when you have some spare time at home and when you specifically want to train balance. Then appearance is not your main goal, the form is then a means to an end. When you'd want to train your form to perfection, then I'd wear the soles. Remember, though. I st...
by Tomita
Wed Feb 14, 2007 10:03 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: About balance and flat feet
Replies: 9
Views: 6830

When standing on right, my yi is both in my root and the raised leg. With my bad side, standing on left, this is harder. I have to focus most of my attention on the leg I am standing on. Because I have to overcompensate for the structural shotcomings, kind of. I can see why that could be the problem...
by Tomita
Wed Feb 14, 2007 9:23 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: About balance and flat feet
Replies: 9
Views: 6830

Iglazer, I tend to swerve to the right or left when I am standing on my left leg. It is a structural misalignment which was caused by haemorrhage right after premature birth... The problem is that, to stand on my left leg, I have to gradually make that my centre. And thus I make it heavy, but my bal...