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by tjqinterest
Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:04 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Fajing on coke cans
Replies: 27
Views: 22576

Re: Fajing on coke cans

masters who really have skill (your words exactly) Yes, these were my words exactly, but they are not invented by me. We often hear them among people who are interested in taijiquan or other martial arts. I am not able to define word "master" or "skill". It can not be measured only by results of co...
by tjqinterest
Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:24 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Fajing on coke cans
Replies: 27
Views: 22576

Re: Fajing on coke cans

Roland Tepp wrote:such a degree of mastery
Here comes the same question again and again: What is this "mastery" or "skill", how to define and evaluate it?
by tjqinterest
Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:40 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Fajing on coke cans
Replies: 27
Views: 22576

Re: Fajing on coke cans

There are still plenty if techniques which are taught by taijiquan teachers as very effective tools of throwing, locking, deflecting, avoiding takedowns etc. and which are not in that list of forbidden techniques. Why not to use them in competition? So the only way to demostrate martial prowess is t...
by tjqinterest
Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:07 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Fajing on coke cans
Replies: 27
Views: 22576

Re: Fajing on coke cans

Why is it so important to ask for proof? Because martial arts are not like car or computer software, where you can detect problems quickly. It takes years of learning before you may understand it does not work. And still masters may tell you that it`s your own fault, you just didn`t learn it well en...
by tjqinterest
Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:06 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Fajing on coke cans
Replies: 27
Views: 22576

Re: Fajing on coke cans

Real masters know exactly what they are capable of Yes, they know exactly that they could never be so impressive and get same results as in these demos where other person is just standing and letting them to push. Demos with co-operative oponents show no more than only person`s ability to make such...
by tjqinterest
Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:50 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Fajing on coke cans
Replies: 27
Views: 22576

Re: Fajing on coke cans

general statements and assumptions are overly simple That is right. We can belive that something does not exist if we have not seen it or belive that something does exist until it non-existance has been proven. Both attitudes can be valuable. It`s sad that these masters who really have skill, do no...
by tjqinterest
Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:30 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Fajing on coke cans
Replies: 27
Views: 22576

Re: Fajing on coke cans

KungFuPanda1979 wrote:I thought if I really tried, I would give him whiplash or a contusion, but I didn't want to go that far, so I just let the argument slide.
What makes you think that you could really do it in competition or in real self-defence situation?
by tjqinterest
Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:41 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Michuan and Chen Style
Replies: 61
Views: 50870

Re: Michuan and Chen Style

I've met several taiji players who will fight anyone anytime in a private match with no rules, no gloves, no soft floors and no cage. I truly belive that such taiji players exist. The problem is that if matches are private, nobody else can use them to evaluate the skill of these participators. Why ...
by tjqinterest
Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:06 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Michuan and Chen Style
Replies: 61
Views: 50870

Re: Michuan and Chen Style

Perhaps it makes more sense to let results speak for themselves. It is good point, but what are these results? Taijiquan guys have not been successful in MMA or sanshou competitions against other martial sportsmen. And other stories about historical persons and events are often told and written for...
by tjqinterest
Wed Nov 03, 2010 9:07 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Michuan and Chen Style
Replies: 61
Views: 50870

Re: Sanshou, Tournaments, etc...

On the MMA count. When my Gung Fu and taichi buddies and I get together to watch MMA all we do is criticise, not the fighters but the rules that keep the fight from ending in the first 2 seconds as it should. And thats one reason why TaiChi in MMA will not do well. MA is used to neutralize the oppo...
by tjqinterest
Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:53 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: some issues to think about
Replies: 2
Views: 2556

Re: some issues to think about

2 minutes long clip about Martial Art cults: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5hYsMcJM68
by tjqinterest
Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:58 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Michuan and Chen Style
Replies: 61
Views: 50870

Re: Michuan and Chen Style

What is the difference between sport and martial art? Is there something else than just rules? Physics is same everywhere, I guess. Anyway, rules do not prohibit using rollback, split, push etc. Rules do not prohibit using taijiquan body structure and mechanics to punch hard and knock your oponent d...
by tjqinterest
Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:17 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Michuan and Chen Style
Replies: 61
Views: 50870

Re: Michuan and Chen Style

If you want to see some videos about taiji in real fight, you may visit this page :http://www.williamccchen.com/video.htm Why are these videos shown as example of taijiquan? We can see lot of kickbox and wrestling. Can anybody find a video, where spliting or rollback is used to deal with attack? Mas...