Why do people get fooled by guys like this?

Tim's Discussion Board: Tai Ji Quan : Why do people get fooled by guys like this?
   By Timber on Sunday, January 06, 2013 - 11:43 pm: Edit Post


   By Jake Burroughs on Monday, January 07, 2013 - 11:26 am: Edit Post

Because they have awesome chanting in the hills of the Wudang!!! Duh!!!

   By chris hein on Monday, January 07, 2013 - 07:29 pm: Edit Post

I think, if understood that this simply is what it is, there is nothing wrong with it.

It's when people think that this guys can fight like this, and if someone where to attack him, that he would look the same, that's where we get into trouble.

I like the idea that martial arts training can be for everyone. But teachers must be clear about what it is they are teaching. For some this approach is exactly correct. For those who want to really learn how to fight, it's very limited.

For all I know this guys has a very good fight practice as well, or never says that he is training people to fight at all. Both would be legit in my opinion.

   By Timber on Monday, January 07, 2013 - 10:45 pm: Edit Post

He is moving the guy by barely touching him especially later on in the video. That is none sense. The other guys is basically pretending to be pushed away while actually believing it is happening. He is literally tricking himself into being pushed back. Push hands competitions never look like this because the opponent isn't a compliant student.

If he isn't advertising this as martial then what is he advertising it as?

   By Tim on Tuesday, January 08, 2013 - 02:03 am: Edit Post


Tui Shou = stand up wrestling.

Nice examples from the kids in white, from the Chen Villlage, courtesy of the people who invented Taijiquan.

   By Shane on Tuesday, January 08, 2013 - 05:19 pm: Edit Post

I could watch that all day.

   By robert on Tuesday, January 08, 2013 - 11:17 pm: Edit Post


   By robert on Tuesday, January 08, 2013 - 11:20 pm: Edit Post

Vedic chant and tai chi.. Cool

   By chris hein on Wednesday, January 09, 2013 - 05:50 pm: Edit Post

Uchi Mata, Kouchi gari, back and forth, pretty slick! then when someone stale mates that , Osoto gari. Good game!

   By Tobbe on Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 04:18 am: Edit Post


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