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by Richful_jedi
Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Taijiquan against common attacks
Replies: 5
Views: 6728

Re: Taijiquan against common attacks

Hi guys, thanks for replying. Psi man - glad it's not just me. Yeah I think depending on distance it's a tough situation, get inside and peng/split or outside and void. There is a strike to the underside of the arm, a rising backfist to the artery/nerve on the inside/bottom on the upper arm. J - thi...
by Richful_jedi
Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:17 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Taijiquan against common attacks
Replies: 5
Views: 6728

Taijiquan against common attacks

Over in this thread: http://forum.grtc.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1108 there is a discussion about using Taijiquan successfully in MMA. An interesting and important topic for the Taiji community. It got me thinking about how Taijiquan deals with attacks common to multiple arts. Naturally this would usu...
by Richful_jedi
Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:45 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Trying to teach Taichi as martial arts
Replies: 29
Views: 24616

Re: Trying to teach Taichi as martial arts

Hi Ben, Hey Linda *waves*, I totally understand. I'm trying to train my friends and struggling with 'on again off again' interest level. I usually get my friends as far as learning the 8 basic movements and their interest wanes. Because they've heard me go on and on about how kick arse Taijiquan rea...
by Richful_jedi
Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:56 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Single Whip/Dan Bian variations
Replies: 1
Views: 4836

Single Whip/Dan Bian variations

Single Whip is often described as the signature move of Taijiquan and I must admit one of my favourite movements. Each form seems to have it's own variation on the body mechanics used in it's execution. I'd like to explore the applications of single whip that results from such variety. I am most fam...
by Richful_jedi
Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:53 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Wield the Pipa
Replies: 5
Views: 8033

Wield the Pipa

Hi all, I'm one of Laoshi Rodell's Australian students. I've primarily learned Public Yang Taijiquan forms with some martial intent previously here in Oz. Through seminars with Laoshi Rodell I'm beginning to learn Yang Michuan Taijiquan, Taiji Jian and Push Hands. Using the principles and applicatio...
by Richful_jedi
Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:13 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Finding the right instructor?
Replies: 7
Views: 5524

Hi David, I think the only way you can answer those questions is by attending class. Most Martial Arts schools in Australia have the first lesson free, you could visit each and see what their training is like. Evaluating the true art is difficult. You have to know what the true art is to be a good j...
by Richful_jedi
Wed Jan 16, 2008 6:40 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Australian Seminars, January 2008
Replies: 2
Views: 2974

I agree Linda these seminars were brilliant. I only attended the Brisbane seminars, which were steaming hot. We have small numbers in Brisbane and the majority of students had trained before. It was great to be re-united with students from previous seminars like Linda and yowie_steve! I too was quit...