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by Roland Tepp
Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:08 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: soft softer tuishou
Replies: 2
Views: 6036

Re: soft softer tuishou

Hey Ynze, First let me wish you a quick recovery. Shoulder injuries are nasty stuff -- the aftereffects tend do stay for a long time. What You described about your experience, is quite common. The way I see this is that while you certainly have decided to be softer in your mind, your body has still ...
by Roland Tepp
Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:33 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Fajing on coke cans
Replies: 27
Views: 24485

Re: Fajing on coke cans

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? I'm afraid, You misquoted me and by doing it changed the meaning of what I said. The exact quote in it's full context was following: It`s sad that these masters w...
by Roland Tepp
Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:38 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Fajing on coke cans
Replies: 27
Views: 24485

Re: Fajing on coke cans

A lot of people don't even have faith in the art and many with decades of experience complain that they must be missing some secret teaching or aspect because they cannot use it in a martial way,... In a way, they are mostly right. The trouble is, that the "secret teaching" they've missed is the si...
by Roland Tepp
Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:21 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: What is distinctive about Taijiquan?
Replies: 31
Views: 30132

Re: What is distinctive about Taijiquan?

I am a big fan of the human body and movement and global forms of dance and martial art and Taiji is simply amazing in just how comprehensive it is. It sort of puts a great deal of pressure on individuals to express the system for themselves, because the system itself is limitless in terms of utili...
by Roland Tepp
Tue Jul 12, 2011 3:19 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: What is distinctive about Taijiquan?
Replies: 31
Views: 30132

Re: What is distinctive about Taijiquan?

that sort of discussions are indeed very distinctive to taiji quan... I am afraid, your irony has been lost on these two... To the point of the subject of this topic though, I should like to offer my personal view on what makes Taijiquan distinctive. I strongly believe that the matter of distinctio...
by Roland Tepp
Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:13 am
Forum: Estonian Branch
Topic: Euroopa Meistrivõistlused 2010
Replies: 2
Views: 5073

Re: Euroopa Meistrivõistlused 2010

Jah, võiks küll, aga selleks peab ilmselt selgeks ka saama mis ajaks tuleb registreeruda, kui palju osalemine maksab ja muu selline pisipudi
by Roland Tepp
Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:06 am
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Sword sparring clip
Replies: 3
Views: 3193

Re: Sword sparring clip

thought this was interesting It was interestng indeed. One thing that I noticed though (and I am definitely aware that, it seems all so much easier when you stand outside of the ring ), was that there was rarely if any follow-up moves in the fight. Lot of jumping around as well... All in all - I wo...
by Roland Tepp
Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:22 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Self Defense for the Streets
Replies: 28
Views: 13698

Re: Self Defense for the Streets

If someone approaches up the aisle, they block the only escape route and the seats are so close you couldn't even stand up. There isn't enough room to get your legs up to kick either. There is nothing to grab to make a shield. You wouldn't have a weapon. What would you do? Nothing. You're screwed i...
by Roland Tepp
Mon Nov 23, 2009 11:50 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Michuan and Chen Style
Replies: 61
Views: 53863

Re: Michuan and Chen Style

A martial art is not a sport. There are rules to sport fighting, not so in martial arts. It seems counter-intuitive to learn to protect, develop and master ones life and self and to seek to increase the risk of harm at the same time. A contest is never between two styles, only between two egos. I a...
by Roland Tepp
Sat Oct 31, 2009 4:20 pm
Forum: Estonian Branch
Topic: mma raju 3
Replies: 9
Views: 10249

Re: mma raju 3

paranoidi lehel tulemused juba üleval - Kaido võitis.. jääme siis videot ootama... :)
by Roland Tepp
Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:31 am
Forum: Estonian Branch
Topic: mma raju 3
Replies: 9
Views: 10249

Re: mma raju 3

Edu sulle :)

Tehke siis Markoga rohkesti trenni - seal kodulehel üles loetud tegijad paistsid olevat päris kõvad poisid.

Näita siis neile et ka taiji tegijad võivad olla võitlejad...
by Roland Tepp
Sat Mar 07, 2009 8:02 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Who is is this Adept taiji player?
Replies: 5
Views: 7931

Re: Who is is this Adept taiji player?

the second half of the third video features a westerner wearing a Great River t-shirt getting tossed around. i don't know all the international Great River faces. fess up. The westerner that was getting "tossed around" is Albert from Moscow - the same guy who posted the clips and the same Albert wh...
by Roland Tepp
Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:30 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Interesting push-hands video...
Replies: 7
Views: 5311

Re: Interesting push-hands video...

Well, not to be controversial, but I actually thought this was pretty good as push-hands go. Indeed, the first time I saw this video, I found myself also wandering if that is push-hands or even taiji, but then I looked at it some more and found that every technique the guy in the white shirt perform...
by Roland Tepp
Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:36 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Interesting push-hands video...
Replies: 7
Views: 5311

Interesting push-hands video...

Hello,

I just saw a pretty interesting Tuishou video on Youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUJ_VKiz ... re=related

What do You guys think...
by Roland Tepp
Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:35 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Just a few general questions from a new student
Replies: 12
Views: 9052

On the issue of how to relax, the thread An aspect of fangsong may be helpful. That would be: http://forum.grtc.org/viewtopic.php?t=401 I wrote it quite a while ago and at the time it was an epiphany for me to realize that "relax " in the sense of taijiquan is not quite the same relax that one migh...