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by black matt
Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:07 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Props to Matt Rosecan- Lei Tai fighter
Replies: 5
Views: 4587

Re: Props to Matt Rosecan- Lei Tai fighter

Thanks, Matt and Linda. Aside from being a great way to really improve and focus via the training beforehand, the tournament provided instant feedback for all the bad and the good- physically, mentally, emotionally, etc., giving me multiple, very tangible, things to work on. Though not fun to lose, ...
by black matt
Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:07 am
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: 2010 TCSL Beginners' Tournament Prize Jian
Replies: 11
Views: 8121

Re: 2010 TCSL Beginners' Tournament Prize Jian

Thanks Laoshi, and Linda- having lost in my only other martial arts tournament (an empty hand san shou tournament last year, and going out in my first and only match in under 3 minutes), it definitely feels better to win a tournament, and to participate in the TCSL. It was awesome to meet and play w...
by black matt
Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:01 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Orgins of William CC Chen Tai Chi boxing skills?
Replies: 5
Views: 5446

Re: Orgins of William CC Chen Tai Chi boxing skills?

he did eventually reply and invited me to come up to NYC.
Cool. Let us know how that goes.
by black matt
Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:51 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Orgins of William CC Chen Tai Chi boxing skills?
Replies: 5
Views: 5446

Re: Orgins of William CC Chen Tai Chi boxing skills?

In the "Ultimate Guide to Tai Chi", Scott Rodell interviews William C.C. Chen. Link to the full interview: http://www.williamccchen.com/DOC10.htm Chen: ...He(Professor Cheng) had been doing tai chi for a long time, but didn't get to the internal part, like absorbing the opponents punch, till later. ...
by black matt
Tue Jul 28, 2009 4:20 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Daily practise
Replies: 24
Views: 8122

Re: Daily practise

jotrakoun wrote: I also love zhan zhuang. Do you ever find that the more you do it, the less you want to practice the form? Actually, yes, and I wonder why that is. I am glad you brought it up. WN I go through times, like I imagine most people do, when I feel like I need or want to practice one par...
by black matt
Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:56 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Interview and article on William C.C. Chen
Replies: 2
Views: 1453

Re: Interview and article on William C.C. Chen

Is that Laoshi Rodell?
Yes, it is.
by black matt
Wed Jun 03, 2009 3:57 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Interview and article on William C.C. Chen
Replies: 2
Views: 1453

Interview and article on William C.C. Chen

Our teacher interviewing Master Chen:

http://www.williamccchen.com/DOC10.htm

...and an article (with vintage applications photo!)

http://www.williamccchen.com/DOC9.htm
by black matt
Tue Nov 25, 2008 5:13 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: What to Practice While Sick With Cold
Replies: 2
Views: 2114

Trevor,

Take a look at the 'training while sick' thread from September.

-Matt
by black matt
Wed Sep 03, 2008 11:13 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: 37 Form Discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 17272

Short forms seem so well... short. CC chen and TT liang both added things like fighting practice, and San Shou to what Zheng taught them. This indicates to me that somehow they felt his teachings were incomplete To say that William Chen and TT Liang may have felt Cheng Man Ching's teachings were in...
by black matt
Mon Jul 21, 2008 10:12 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: getting caught
Replies: 1
Views: 1889

getting caught

This is a really interesting clip of Anderson Silva (who is a pretty incredible fighther) getting caught with a 'flying scissor heel hook'. If it seems like he's tapping quickly look at his foot in the last replay.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=267i7rKe ... re=related
by black matt
Thu May 08, 2008 1:23 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Warrior
Replies: 0
Views: 2486

Warrior

The link shows an incredible end to a boxing match. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imZaiGJgbsw If you haven't seen the link, the quotation below from a ringside writer is a spoiler. "Many fighters boast that their opponents have to kill them to beat them. Corrales means it. Had Castillo beheaded him...
by black matt
Wed Oct 17, 2007 2:53 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Taijiquan Principles
Replies: 19
Views: 10967

2. Waist is the commander.... I don't really know how to put this principle into action. Perhaps I am, and perhaps not. How would I know? Probably the most well known story regarding this principle is Cheng Man Ching dreaming he had no arms and having his skills dramatically improve after this. It'...
by black matt
Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:38 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: dealing with pressure
Replies: 0
Views: 2680

dealing with pressure

This quotation is actually from a baseball pitcher, but I thought it was a good description of dealing with pressure situations. Twenty years ago this guy, Orel Hershiser, pitched 60 straight scoreless innings(that's almost 7 straight games without giving up a run) then led his team to win the world...
by black matt
Tue Apr 24, 2007 11:44 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Good guard wins the day...
Replies: 3
Views: 3207

G-man, Are you doing youtube searches for a "Turkish Rambo" ;) Definitely interesting to see a street fight. It looked like the guy in black threw the first punch at a legitimate time; the other guy was definitely up in his face and trying to back him up. I wonder if he knew the other guys were goin...
by black matt
Fri Mar 09, 2007 10:22 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: 37 Form Discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 17272

Re:

Of course, I have touched Master Wang, he was too strong for me, so I don't dare to judge him. Thank you for sharing your own experience and thoughts about Master Wang. Remember, Cheng was jugded first! Although I don't think Jotrakoun intended to criticize Master Cheng, I can understand that you f...