Tai Ji names and applications

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   By Bob #2 on Friday, October 03, 2003 - 03:48 pm: Edit Post

(warning- this thread is not intended for chi-huggers or others who think an 'application' is merely something done with an ointment)

Does "Single Whimp" refer to the opponent or the self?

I ask because- if it's the opponent, why did the hardcore traditionalists put so much emphasis on techniques for fighting a scrawny divorcee. If it's the self- why didn't they call it 'Single Mo-Fo' or something cool.

Is there some deeper meaning in the Chinese translation of the name?

   By Tim on Friday, October 03, 2003 - 05:25 pm: Edit Post

No, the name says it all.

   By internalenthusiast on Saturday, October 04, 2003 - 01:00 am: Edit Post

bob numero dos,

i agree the name says it all. but check this warning out (and therefore your spelling):


of course "single wimp" could refer to a weakling searching for a "training partner."

now, "double winds pierce rears" is a true conundrum. there's a book published entitled "fundrum my conundrum" which sounds like it should explain it all. sounds a bit risque, so i haven't read it:


best to you...

   By Bob #2 on Tuesday, December 02, 2003 - 03:34 pm: Edit Post


Was 'Pat' a very common name among equestrians in ancient China?

One of my students asked when I was teaching them the portion of the form called "Hi, Pat on horse" .

Bob #2

   By Michael Andre Babin on Wednesday, December 03, 2003 - 09:54 am: Edit Post

Which reminds me of the old joke (no, not me!) ...

Every year the old retired general would lead the veteran's parade in his small town, riding on a beautiful horse provided by the local riding school.

This year, like every other year, he arrives in all his military glory to claim the horse for his moment of triumph.

However, when the stable groom brings the usual horse out, the general drops his riding crop and, as he stoops to recover it, happens to glance between the horse's legs.

"Just a minute, there son" he says to the groom. "That looks like the horse I've ridden every other year; but you've made a mistake, mine's a stallion and this is obviously a mare!"

"Sorry, general, I'll go check the records" says the groom scuttling off to the office.

But when he returns, it's to say "nope, I've checked and it's definitely old Betsy that you've ridden every other year."

The general looks astounded at this news and then blurts out "It has to be a stallion I ride. Every year I go by the veterans's retirement home and the old fellows out on the porch always shout "Would you look at the big prick on that horse!"

   By ned (Unregistered Guest) on Sunday, December 07, 2003 - 09:14 pm: Edit Post

Of course there were many Pats who rode horses in ancient China, but whether they were equestrians or equestriennes is still being debated. They all had partners named Chris or Terry and noone is sure about them either.
It seems the hi/high has several meanings. The Pat's were tall, they all indulged in mind altering substances on a regular basis, and they all rode around incessantly greeting everyone they could.
Many people got tired of having to respond to the Pat's. In fact there is a secret form in which the "Hi, Pat on horse" evolved into "Fuk off, Pat on horse" and eventually "Die, Pat on horse, you mindless, annoying, pathetic bastard! I curse you and all of your kind! Your life is worth less thatn the crap stuck to my shoe!"
Eventually the Pats were all wiped out.

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