Monthly Archives: September 2009

Pre-sparring drills using Taijiquan, Baguazhang, Xingyiquan and Boxing concepts

The Bagua part was unaltered from my Bagua teacher. The Taiji part draws from my own experience with some fast taiji with another taiji teacher. The boxing part is from 3 different boxing teachers. So it draws from experience from … Continue reading

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About Tai Chi Combat training for beginners

Sparring for noobs- 1. Build confidence in them- re-enforce it with confidence building drills like parrying, catching (things in Tai Chi form). 2. After teaching solo forms and applications, bring those into a sparring setting. I am having to baby … Continue reading

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Basics for new sparring students

I’ve been able to get some tai chi people interested in sparring who tend to have a fear of getting hit and want no physical contact other than push hands. here a good start: warm-up with jump rope 2x 3 … Continue reading

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Yang Taijiquan solo fajin and DaLu drills

In response to a fajin threads (response to person who said Chen and Yang taiji didnt have much) I wanted to demonstrate some solo drills that I learned from two Yang style teachers. Chen has a ton of Fajing , … Continue reading

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Weight lifting for martial arts

I’ve been trying these sets that Randy Couture uses, each one once a week a few days apart: Antagonistic Muscle Groups Heart Periphery 30 reps of each exercise 3 sets Bench Low Row Leg Extension Leg curl Military press Lat … Continue reading

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