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by taiwandeutscher
Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:23 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Happy Chinese New Year
Replies: 0
Views: 13243

Happy Chinese New Year

Happy Chinese New Year!

It's the metal year of the black water snake, with heavenliy stem Gui and Earth branch Si!
by taiwandeutscher
Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:58 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Saviolo fencing
Replies: 19
Views: 8224

Re: Saviolo fencing

[quote="RKurczewski"]Since I did a lot of italian fencing I'd dare to make one point. Yes, italian masters advised grabbing a sword of adversary (as a last resort) BUT please, remeber how blade of rapier of that time was shaped. Only as much as 1/3 of it was sharpened and, to be honest, cuts do not ...
by taiwandeutscher
Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Type of Dao for Tai chi
Replies: 3
Views: 2403

Re: Type of Dao for Tai chi

For what I know, that form of the so-called Yang sabre is not even 8o yrs in usage, most probably influenced by western sabre forms.

I have seen many different forms of sabre used in Taijidao: willow leaf, ghost head, song style, even goose quill, all are fine!
by taiwandeutscher
Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:35 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Yang Zhenduo dvd
Replies: 1
Views: 1461

Re: Yang Zhenduo dvd

No answer to your questions.

But I saw and heard him speak in person over here in Gaoxiong/Taiwan, very dissapointing.
And his top students were beaten very time they crossed hands, by the Taiwanese ZMQ players, no match, really, lol!
by taiwandeutscher
Wed May 09, 2012 10:52 pm
Forum: Test Cutting for Historical Swordsmanship
Topic: Edge Sharpness Vs. Application
Replies: 21
Views: 28757

Re: Edge Sharpness Vs. Application

Agreed! When the technique is right, the cutting can be soothly done with a not so super sharp blade.

What I alsways wonder:
Why did the Japanese Katanas show such a sharpness? Or maybe that's a mis-information? Cutting the flowting leaf in the water, just by getting onto the still held blade?
by taiwandeutscher
Sun Jan 22, 2012 1:52 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Chinese New Year
Replies: 0
Views: 12954

Chinese New Year

A Happy Chinese New Year to everybody!

It is the Dragon, Long 龍, in the element Water, Shui 水 (1st time since 1952), heavenly stemm/earth branch Ren/Chen 任辰, the year 4702 since the Yellow Emperor, and Buddhists count the year 2556.
by taiwandeutscher
Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:28 am
Forum: Chinese Historical Arms
Topic: Custom Meteorite Jian Project
Replies: 32
Views: 19180

Re: Custom Meteorite Jian Project

Yes, really nice, much more my taste than the gold plated stuff.
Close-ups of the blade, for Christmas, please?
by taiwandeutscher
Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:41 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Dao Form Applications
Replies: 5
Views: 3257

Re: Dao Form Applications

Very interesting!
Does this also influence the general speed in training the forms of Jian and Dao?
Is there also a stronger centre control of the sword involved, whereas the momentum of the heavier sabre works a bit in the opposite direction?
Thanks!
by taiwandeutscher
Sun Jun 19, 2011 2:12 am
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Huanuo Royal Peony Mono Steel & San Mai Jians Reviewed
Replies: 12
Views: 8395

Re: Huanuo Royal Peony Mono Steel & San Mai Jians Reviewed

Yes, I've read with great interest about your experiments, in another froum. But to tell you the truth, as you mentioned, I won't parry with steel anyway (only wood on bamboo, lol), and in cutting green bamboo around my house, I found the diamond shape much more forgiving, when a busy work schedule ...
by taiwandeutscher
Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:26 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Huanuo Royal Peony Mono Steel & San Mai Jians Reviewed
Replies: 12
Views: 8395

Re: Huanuo Royal Peony Mono Steel & San Mai Jians Reviewed

Yes, that was very informative.
Thank you very much!
by taiwandeutscher
Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:19 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: What is distinctive about Taijiquan?
Replies: 31
Views: 10260

Re: What is distinctive about Taijiquan?

Well, if I did insult you, then I'm sorry. But in my point of view, it was you who insulted my teacher. J.J. Song did not only have 80 yrs of MA under his belt, but also was a very good acupuncturits (taught at General Veterans Hospital Taibei), but also was an emminent member of the Yijing society ...
by taiwandeutscher
Sat Jun 18, 2011 12:56 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: What is distinctive about Taijiquan?
Replies: 31
Views: 10260

Re: What is distinctive about Taijiquan?

Ya, you better pray for more understanding, regarding reading books, be it in English or Chinese, not to talk of trigrams or the 5 phases.
But your teacher will have a hard job, noting your attitude.
Thank you for the time answering anyway!
by taiwandeutscher
Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:25 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: What is distinctive about Taijiquan?
Replies: 31
Views: 10260

Re: What is distinctive about Taijiquan?

[quote="J HepworthYoung"] ... [quote]And my late teacher, quoted in Yang's work as giving a different arrangement, has strictly adopted theories out of his medical background in a rather academic way, avoiding the stubborn copying of older mistakes?![/quote] ... this is a good example of this, this ...
by taiwandeutscher
Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:52 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: What is distinctive about Taijiquan?
Replies: 31
Views: 10260

Re: What is distinctive about Taijiquan?

[quote="Dan Pasek"] .... First, while I was taught the same five phases correlations that you list (i.e. “forward=metal”...), some traditional authors of Taijiquan have differing associations. One of Jang Jwing-Ming’s books, if I remember correctly, cites three different arrangements from various Ta...
by taiwandeutscher
Sat May 07, 2011 2:27 am
Forum: Chinese Historical Arms
Topic: Article on Daos from the Met
Replies: 2
Views: 1862

Re: Article on Daos from the Met

That is a great academic work, with accuracy, good quotes, nice pics and real knowledge!
And all for free, thank you a lot for the find!