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by J HepworthYoung
Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:33 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Fajing on coke cans
Replies: 27
Views: 22052

Re: Fajing on coke cans

] That is not an uncommon situation J, and did you and your instructor try to show him what proper taichi jing is like? No. Although we did do some push hands and have done a lot of form in front of him. The professor did comment to the effect that our motions were whole body and fluid but this caus...
by J HepworthYoung
Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Fajing on coke cans
Replies: 27
Views: 22052

Re: Fajing on coke cans

my experience has been quite similar with many non-taiji styles and schools it is lovely to read about once at a local club i was asked to give a short explanation of principals of taiji to some people from a local jujitsu club, it turns out nearly everything i said broke one of their major rules. T...
by J HepworthYoung
Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: taijiquan and dim-mak
Replies: 4
Views: 6765

Re: taijiquan and dim-mak

Thank you for the informative reply.

I am aware that dim-mak is Cantonese, but was using the language of a specific style, which claims to teach "dim mak katas" from Wudang mountain. Despite kata being a Japanese term, Wudang being a Mandarin region and dim mak being a Cantonese term.

:roll:
by J HepworthYoung
Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Fajing on coke cans
Replies: 27
Views: 22052

Re: Fajing on coke cans

I have one serious question for practitioners on taijiquan. Are we going to continue to allow those who lack any real martial skill continue to define our art? Absolutely not, though they are so prominent that it is no easy task. The other day I was at a bookstore, I found a dozen books on taijiqua...
by J HepworthYoung
Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:53 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Trying to teach Taichi as martial arts
Replies: 29
Views: 23250

Re: Trying to teach Taichi as martial arts

While I agree in principal I also believe that working with people less skilled than you can develop your skill as well as theirs, just not to the same extent as working with someone with more skill. Also if the person you play with has far more skill than you, it might be hard to learn well with th...
by J HepworthYoung
Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:55 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Fajing on coke cans
Replies: 27
Views: 22052

Re: Fajing on coke cans

Neat!
I looked up the amount of force this would take and it is over 100lbs of pressure.

I've been trying to get a friend to purchase some sensors that measure kinetic forces to play around with various strikes.
by J HepworthYoung
Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:16 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: taijiquan and dim-mak
Replies: 4
Views: 6765

taijiquan and dim-mak

I was taught some lethal applications, but was not taught that taijiquan specifically contains or pertains to 'dim-mak', which is often interpreted incorrectly to mean 'death touch' So i am looking for evidence that ' dim-mak ' was part of the original content of the art of the Chens and or the Yang...
by J HepworthYoung
Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: re:peng in Japanese martial arts
Replies: 0
Views: 18061

re:peng in Japanese martial arts

I am not allowed to post in the michaun section but was very interested in this topic: http://forum.grtc.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1090 This week in class a question came up on how to deal with certain types of grabs to the wrist. We went over ways of using Peng to bounce the duifang's energy back int...
by J HepworthYoung
Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:32 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: YMT compared to Chen Style
Replies: 17
Views: 15333

Re: YMT compared to Chen Style

i know that YMT martial artists can have very well developed fa-jin, so i assume that the style and foot weighting is good, if not superb for explosive energy.
by J HepworthYoung
Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:23 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: YMT compared to Chen Style
Replies: 17
Views: 15333

Re: YMT compared to Chen Style

that sounds quite nice
i would do it if i were you
by J HepworthYoung
Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:58 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Conditioning training for Taiji
Replies: 3
Views: 5833

Re: Conditioning training for Taiji

Sun style has a lot of spear finger type content but it was taught in some groups of it that this reflected conditioning people lack now and that fists should be used instead of spear like palms... another common posture in taiji is spear and shield where the fingers are again spear like and can jab...
by J HepworthYoung
Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:41 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: YMT compared to Chen Style
Replies: 17
Views: 15333

Re: YMT compared to Chen Style

i think that if you stick with YMT for awhile you will be pleased with the result
those who practice it seem to have good spirit and skill
i bet your background helps you appreciate it and apply yourself well
do they do any swordsmanship or spear work?
by J HepworthYoung
Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:38 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Taoist martial arts before Chen village
Replies: 9
Views: 10059

Re: Taoist martial arts before Chen village

I have a compulsiveness to my character that is largely due to my being autistic. This comes across with writing and sentence formation, but i do it rather automatically. I have had a lot of practice writing and reading, my elaboration may reflect this in some ways i think that i think like a machin...
by J HepworthYoung
Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:56 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Trying to teach Taichi as martial arts
Replies: 29
Views: 23250

Re: Trying to teach Taichi as martial arts

thank you for your elaboration
:D
by J HepworthYoung
Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:53 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: YMT compared to Chen Style
Replies: 17
Views: 15333

Re: YMT compared to Chen Style

to summarize the differences is not so easy, the first thing i would suggest is to learn the applications and principals of a single form in detail then compare the forms of Sun, Wu, Wu-Hao, YMT, Yang and Chen. you can compare forms easily right now, but Taiji tends to hide so much I don't know what...