Calming Timid Tai Chi Students

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   By Bob #2 on Thursday, March 22, 2001 - 11:40 pm: Edit Post


Last week had an incident while teaching a Tai Chi combat class. A newer student got angry when he missed the mat by several feet. (by the way, thanks for suggesting using a mat. All the students fight over it. Athletic mats are expensive so I bought a 6x4 strip of egg carton foam instead). So this guy got opportunity to help me demonstrate FaJink to the class. And he had this real "attitude" about it and he kept keeping his balance while I was doing a brush-knee twist step and when I finally threw him he landed flat on his back on the pavement and hit his head or something. Then he started yelling and when he stood up I Inadvertently delivered a powerful burst of Chi into his jaw knocking him out cold. All my years of training taught me that when someone is screaming obscenities at you they may attack and harm you.
"it better to act early than to get harmed later" Bruce Lee

The other students started screaming when the guy started floundering around, eyes rolled back, tongue sticking out wheezing. I had to do some yelling to get them to pair off and practice push hands.

How do you usually calm down your students when they start screaming?

   By Basura Blanco on Friday, March 23, 2001 - 11:09 am: Edit Post

Valium & duct tape

   By Bob #2 on Friday, March 23, 2001 - 11:49 am: Edit Post

The staff at the retirement center threatened legal action if I continue to duct tape the students. And I'm not going to waste any valium I get my hands on. These codgers have the numbing effects of old age to their advantage. (hmmmm the staff didn't mention super-glue!).

I've gotta class to teach,
Roberto Numero Dos

   By sweet kathy lee addict on Friday, March 23, 2001 - 06:07 pm: Edit Post

try putting a tv (not the SF variety) in the corner and tune it to an episode of anything starring kathy lee gifford..

   By jill (Unregistered Guest) on Saturday, October 01, 2005 - 05:43 pm: Edit Post

Thats ridiculous, you should have more control.

   By Michael Andre Babin on Monday, October 03, 2005 - 09:18 am: Edit Post

5{ thought of myself as the Master of the Deadly Art of Bad Humour; but I see that I must make the pilgrimidge to bow at the feet of Grandmaster Bob #2. Or is there a correspondence school advertised on matchbook covers that I can graduate from?

   By Bob #2 on Monday, October 03, 2005 - 04:59 pm: Edit Post

here we go with the "feet" thing again. Looks like I'll be going back to therapy soon.

If you don't know what you've just done. Do a search for my posts with "feet" in the text and learn why you are now on the "never to be helped" list.

(feelin' blue)

   By The Iron Bastard on Tuesday, October 04, 2005 - 01:32 am: Edit Post

All this time I thought I was the only one who had timid student problems. However, Bob#2 has not yet surpassed me in this lowly field of endeavor.

   By jill (Unregistered Guest) on Tuesday, October 04, 2005 - 11:29 am: Edit Post

Oh my god I should have read who the poster was. I walked right into that. I appologize to myself 100 times for allowing to be trolled like that.

   By Michael Andre Babin on Tuesday, October 04, 2005 - 01:23 pm: Edit Post

Dear Bob #2;
Who would have known that I could "de-feet" your witty sallies by simply taking a "sole-full" stroll down memory lane in the Shenwu archives.

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