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by G-Man
Mon Jul 13, 2009 1:31 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: TCSL Tournament 2009
Replies: 16
Views: 5240

Re: TCSL Tournament 2009

The competition was definitely very close this year, and I think any of the contestants could have taken the day. I think the addition of the "10-point" rule for determining a winner also had a positive effect on the play. I felt the rule increased the value of arm, hand, and leg hits, which simulat...
by G-Man
Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:04 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Confirmation of Fa Jing & a Proper Structure
Replies: 6
Views: 5236

Hey Trevor, Working to separate well in the form forces one to develop the proper connection between the legs and the torso. The more you mold your body this way, the more you can rely on that connection when sending jin through the body. One gets a similar benefit from the "Holding and Molding" exe...
by G-Man
Tue May 06, 2008 12:38 pm
Forum: Mi Chuan Discussion
Topic: George Hu Demonstrations...
Replies: 0
Views: 4378

George Hu Demonstrations...

This taijiquan applications video clip contains two short segments of Master Hu demonstrating Michuan techniques (see 0:09 and 3:28 in the video):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ah27Ssf0ZRU
by G-Man
Mon May 05, 2008 9:16 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Short CMC Video on Qi...
Replies: 7
Views: 4735

The same youtube user also posted another clip of Zheng Manqing doing the complete form as a much younger man: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjV9bx9unxQ If you look in the "Related Videos" portion of that page, you'll likely find links to Zheng doing the form when he's older. Makes for an interesti...
by G-Man
Wed Apr 23, 2008 11:58 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Short CMC Video on Qi...
Replies: 7
Views: 4735

All I know is it might have come from this DVD set:

http://chengmanching.taichitimes.com/cart/

I don't know anything else about the quality or quantity of the material on the DVDs.
by G-Man
Tue Apr 22, 2008 9:37 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Short CMC Video on Qi...
Replies: 7
Views: 4735

Short CMC Video on Qi...

I came across this short excerpt of Cheng Man Ching talking to his students about qi circulation. As I understand it, it's from a larger 5 DVD set that the Cheng family has put out recently.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0tLYajHBm8
by G-Man
Tue Aug 14, 2007 11:27 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Maryland Lei Tai Clips
Replies: 5
Views: 5046

Maryland Lei Tai Clips

Just wanted to post links to vids for the annual United States Chinese Koushu Federation Full contact event that took place in July: http://www.emptyflower.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi/YaBB.cgi?board=vids;action=display;num=1185814826 And here's one clip from the tuishou portion of the event, for kicks...
by G-Man
Wed Jul 11, 2007 1:57 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: The study of multiple styles
Replies: 32
Views: 15105

Hi nick, I think your point with the guitar-piano metaphor is well-taken. I practice at GRTC in Washington, D.C., and there we practice two traditions of Yang style taijiquan, Zheng Manqing's public style and the Yangjia Michuan system, with that idea in mind. By studying two different forms that ha...
by G-Man
Wed Apr 25, 2007 12:54 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Good guard wins the day...
Replies: 3
Views: 3120

Along the lines of keeping a good guard, if found this clip on youtube while looking for lei tai fights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prrVeUSGgv8 Of course, I give these guys major props for getting in the ring and doing the best they can to use their martial art. I'm sure I wouldn't want my own s...
by G-Man
Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:59 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Good guard wins the day...
Replies: 3
Views: 3120

Good guard wins the day...

In sanshou class, Laoshi constantly has to remind us to keep our hands up. I thought this clip on youtube was a good illustration of why that's a good idea: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyokcLPl8wM The fight starts at about the 0:55 mark. It starts out pretty rough and tumble, but the man in black...
by G-Man
Sat Apr 14, 2007 2:01 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Taiji Spear
Replies: 0
Views: 2679

Taiji Spear

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsWUe3PfY_o

I was watching this clip with Rodell Laoshi and he said it was very similar to the Yangjia Michuan taiji spear.
by G-Man
Sat Apr 14, 2007 1:56 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Fu Zhongwen Sword and Spear
Replies: 0
Views: 2747

Fu Zhongwen Sword and Spear

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oiNdF_uuWE

Fu Zhongwen doing the public sword form and then some spear and fajin exercises.
by G-Man
Tue Mar 20, 2007 8:54 am
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Consequences of a bad deflection...
Replies: 7
Views: 4147

Consequences of a bad deflection...

If we have the following scenario: The duifang aims a ci at my torso on the tight side; I use a roll-back type deflection, leading the thrust to the side, and then attempt a counter dian to the thigh. What are the strategic disadvantages of a poor deflection in this case? For instance, what if I did...
by G-Man
Wed Dec 27, 2006 4:50 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: neigong
Replies: 11
Views: 6601

Here's one place to start for info on various forms of meditation:



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meditation



and Buddhist meditation in particular:



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhist_meditation



Sometimes the references are the best part of the article :)
by G-Man
Wed Oct 18, 2006 12:48 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Winning without throwing a punch
Replies: 10
Views: 6182

This round reminded me of the story about how Ueshiba defeated a naval officer armed with a sword in a similar fashion. Supposedly he evaded the officer's attacks until the latter exhausted himself. There's some decent video footage of Ueshiba and his sons on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/results?...