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by DavidM
Sun Mar 04, 2007 6:13 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Mugged at knife-point
Replies: 11
Views: 7777

This si a really god discussion. Thanks to KidPeng and Yowie Steve for your honesty. It can be easier not to be honest about this stuff some times. I think you did the right thing KidPeng, but unfortunately sometimes the right thing doesn't feel that way after the fact. When the risk is high (the kn...
by DavidM
Thu Feb 15, 2007 4:56 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: The Training Hall
Replies: 5
Views: 4437

Thanks for that, it's one I've been wondering about for ages and never gotten around to asking. Laoshi Rodell (perhaps this is a question that requires too much of an answer for here, but) when you say the same dao as in daoism, what is 'rough' translation of it's use (is it similar to the Japanese ...
by DavidM
Sun Feb 11, 2007 10:53 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: The Training Hall
Replies: 5
Views: 4437

What a training hall is called is something I was wondering about too.
by DavidM
Thu Jan 04, 2007 6:23 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Confucian social ladder...
Replies: 2
Views: 2749

Yes, but I'm wondering if that was just martial artists, and that maybe soldiers were at another point in the 'scale', or were they all lumped together ?
by DavidM
Wed Jan 03, 2007 6:04 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Confucian social ladder...
Replies: 2
Views: 2749

Confucian social ladder...

One of the times Scott Rodell was over here (in Australia) he mentioned that martial artists (such as Yang Luchan) were, in the Confucian scale of things quite low in social status. I am wondering if anyone knows if this was martial artists specifically, or were they grouped with other similar 'prof...
by DavidM
Sat Nov 11, 2006 8:54 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Wuji
Replies: 6
Views: 5132

I considered the Wuji to be physically, as well as philosophically. I mean, you don't have a full or empty leg, you are stationary and weighted on both legs, something not normally done in the form. So in this, there is no delineation (in weight) between Yin and Yang. Just kind of what I had assumed...
by DavidM
Thu Nov 09, 2006 10:18 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Creation of the system
Replies: 2
Views: 3435

Creation of the system

I am wondering if there is any evidence, or oral tradidtion regarding whether all the material in the Michuan Taijiquan system as it stands came from Yang luchan. For example, the Neigong material. Did Yang Luchan have a relative that he received this info from, or was it from some of his martial tr...
by DavidM
Thu Nov 09, 2006 10:09 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Sections ?
Replies: 2
Views: 2731

Sections ?

Just wondering what the reasons for having sections in the forms were. In the jian form it seems that the sections are of uneven lengths (I could be wrong here), so it doesn't look like simple breaks in the form for ease of teaching or something. Also, is there evidence that they have always been se...
by DavidM
Tue Nov 07, 2006 6:45 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Hypothesis found on www.cyberkwoon.com
Replies: 5
Views: 4296

I often wonder as to whether one man (Yang Luchan) could put this whole system together, as we see it today, in his lifetime. What I mean is... is there any evidence or oral traditions that certain aspects were further developed or added after Yang Luchan ? For example; Did Yang Luchan have a knowle...
by DavidM
Thu Sep 14, 2006 11:12 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Questions on qi circulation.
Replies: 46
Views: 32916

Good question Linda, I had been wondering that myself, and thanks to Laoshi for the answer.
by DavidM
Mon Aug 21, 2006 5:10 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Michuan and Chen Style
Replies: 61
Views: 54369

Thany's another thing that I find interesting.

I wonder where the term 'martial art' in the west comes from.

When did this sort of thing attrack the title, and was it a direct tramslation from a term somewhere else ?



I don't imagine I'll find out soon, but I wonder...
by DavidM
Sat Aug 19, 2006 4:05 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Michuan and Chen Style
Replies: 61
Views: 54369

You raise an interesting comparison, the use of lethal force to defend loved ones (if required) verses the use of lethal force after the fact. I hadn't considered that one before, but it's a good one. That topic does of course come down to personal philosophy, as does the use of force to defend anyo...
by DavidM
Fri Aug 18, 2006 10:06 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Michuan and Chen Style
Replies: 61
Views: 54369

While I think humility IS important (I have along way to go to achieve it...no wait, that was a humble thing to say, man I am humble...awww, now I'm not being humble again, what happened...man I'm so far off), I think that's seperate to the matter at hand. You don't need any martial training to use ...
by DavidM
Mon Aug 14, 2006 5:56 pm
Forum: Mi Chuan Discussion
Topic: Single whip application
Replies: 3
Views: 8642

Hi Linda, I seem to remember Laoshi saying to strike with the knuckles, to the throat.

I think that to strike with the top of the wrist (with the hand orientated the way it is) forwards to the throat you would have to bend it back substantially, quite a bit more than 'normal' perhaps.
by DavidM
Tue Aug 08, 2006 5:23 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: External meridians and shibashi
Replies: 3
Views: 3392

Thanks for the help, and the clarification Laoshi.