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by KungFuPanda1979
Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:39 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Trying to teach Taichi as martial arts
Replies: 29
Views: 29489

Re: Trying to teach Taichi as martial arts

I apologize for not having gleaned this from your posts upon the topic, but what is your motive for teaching? I am also curious about peoples motives for learning, if for example you do not have a student whose motive is to learn taiji as a martial art, then how can you teach it to them as one? And...
by KungFuPanda1979
Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:54 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Trying to teach Taichi as martial arts
Replies: 29
Views: 29489

Re: Trying to teach Taichi as martial arts

Thanks for joining the conversation Rich, For myself, I had been initially dragged into doing Taichi when I was 10. Then along the way, I had been doing other martial arts and got to 1st Dan in Tae Kwon Do, Karate and Kobudo. I had also dabbled into Wing Chung, Aikido, Capoeira and Kenjutsu. But I h...
by KungFuPanda1979
Sat Aug 27, 2011 7:15 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Trying to teach Taichi as martial arts
Replies: 29
Views: 29489

Re: Trying to teach Taichi as martial arts

Thanks Linda, Looks like we're in the same boat and the only solution is to keep stealing your students :D But seriously, the people who do TC for Arthritis, are usually there for their arthritis, but they probably kept going for the socialising like you said, as I found that is the main reason why ...
by KungFuPanda1979
Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:30 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Trying to teach Taichi as martial arts
Replies: 29
Views: 29489

Re: Trying to teach Taichi as martial arts

Thanks Linda, I have competed since 2005 and so far have five gold medals nationally (AKWF Championships), one silver and two bronze internationally (World Traditional Wushu Championships, in WuDang 2008/2010). When people read the articles, they say "oh that's nice, good on ya", but they don't thin...
by KungFuPanda1979
Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:41 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Trying to teach Taichi as martial arts
Replies: 29
Views: 29489

Re: Trying to teach Taichi as martial arts

Are your students the type of people who would take a real martial arts class? If not, you may have to get used to the idea of them leaving. Alternately, you could try holding two separate classes. Hi Michael, No, they are not the martial arts type. I would hold a seperate 'traditional' class, if I...
by KungFuPanda1979
Tue Aug 23, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Trying to teach Taichi as martial arts
Replies: 29
Views: 29489

Re: Trying to teach Taichi as martial arts

Thanks Linda, I can see that it must've taken a lot of time and effort to make enough of those paddle swords for your classes. We should all get together and have a crack with each other with them one day. I myself am not a teacher, and I never really enjoyed working with children anyway, so it's no...
by KungFuPanda1979
Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:32 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Trying to teach Taichi as martial arts
Replies: 29
Views: 29489

Re: Trying to teach Taichi as martial arts

Thanks Linda, I'm in Griffith in Riverina NSW. How did you manage to get kids to do it? Even though the population don't move around much at all here, student retention is still pretty poor. Also, it seems like most people with half a brain would move away from Griffith after highschool, so those th...
by KungFuPanda1979
Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:12 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Trying to teach Taichi as martial arts
Replies: 29
Views: 29489

Re: Trying to teach Taichi as martial arts

Thanks Michael, In my situation here, if I teach it as it should be, I will have no students. I have made comprimises because most my students are all in their forties and fifties, and could not take hard physical training. I don't do it for the money (they have either never paid a cent or paid a on...
by KungFuPanda1979
Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:52 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Taijiquan for Health...
Replies: 24
Views: 30983

Trying to teach taichi as a martial art

Hi folks, Thank you all for sharing these pearls of ass whooping wisdom. I have been inspired to open a topic about experiences with trying to promote 'real taijiquan' in general discussion. Please have a look at my own experience of trying that, and please share your own experiences too. Cheers The...
by KungFuPanda1979
Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:49 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Trying to teach Taichi as martial arts
Replies: 29
Views: 29489

Trying to teach Taichi as martial arts

Hi folks, I am an instructor in a small town in rural Australia, and I have been trying to teach down to earth practical taichi for the last 8 years. I have found that the people have no interest in the martial arts/ self defence aspects of taijiquan, and trying to explain it to people only receives...
by KungFuPanda1979
Sun Aug 07, 2011 6:49 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Taoist martial arts before Chen village
Replies: 9
Views: 12356

Re: Taoist martial arts before Chen village

Thanks J, that is all very interesting. Are there any reference material for this information?
And you said that you don't think like other people, in what way do you think people in general think and how do you think you differ?

Cheers
The Panda
by KungFuPanda1979
Fri Aug 05, 2011 3:50 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Is placement of the tongue important?
Replies: 5
Views: 11444

Re: Is placement of the tongue important?

From my knowledge, there is no harmful tongue placement location. Injuries from Qigong practises usually come from straining of the pelvic floor muscles, the intercostal muscles (ones that moves your ribs in breathing) or the diaphram. Also, some people who are psycologically unstable and prone to h...
by KungFuPanda1979
Fri Aug 05, 2011 3:44 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Taoist martial arts before Chen village
Replies: 9
Views: 12356

Re: Taoist martial arts before Chen village

Thanks J for all your information. I should've said that my view is restricted to within China. What else can you tell us on the topic?
Cheers
The Panda
by KungFuPanda1979
Thu Aug 04, 2011 5:35 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Taoist martial arts before Chen village
Replies: 9
Views: 12356

Re: Taoist martial arts before Chen village

Scott has brought up an important issue, that most people whom are interested in traditional martial arts use ancestry as validation. His parable of Washington's fencing is a great one. There is an implication that the longer an art has existed, then the better it must be, as proven by the test of t...
by KungFuPanda1979
Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:22 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Is placement of the tongue important?
Replies: 5
Views: 11444

Re: Is placement of the tongue important?

Speaking as an Acupuncture practitioner, your energy runs throughout your body, including the Ren (Conception) and Du (Governing) vessals, whether you put your tongue to the roof or not. That's why we don't just drop dead when we talk, eat, or do anything without our tongue touching the roof. But fo...