Monthly Archives: August 2010

Taijiquan for dealing with sport pre-fighting stresses

Taijiquan and other neijia ‘internal’ arts (Baguazhang, Xingyiquan,) have helped me in my pre-fight stress for Lei Tai full contact fighting. Pre-event training went the following ways: Morning practice was centered on Xingyi’s 5 element boxing, Bagua’s single, double, 8 … Continue reading

Posted in Health/Qigong/Healing | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Developing a ‘Tai Chi’ fighter to hang with Boxers, Kickboxers, BJJ and, and MMA fighters

Lets examine some BASIC features that some Tai Chi fighters might try to employ to “Hang” with fighters from other styles: Characteristics of Tai chi fighter, Tai Chi is a ‘Chuan’ which means fist and loosely translated as ‘Boxing’. These … Continue reading

Posted in Fighting: San Shou/Sanda/Shuai Chiao, MMA- mixed martial arts, NHB, Cage fighting | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Explosiveness and high Intensity in Fighting

Advice from friends so far. 1. HIT training- Middleway 2. standing/mind training – san ti/wu ji- middleway 3. judo throw practice- middle way 4. Olympic snatches and Clean jerk- Ian 5. Xingyi full force- mass x speed. solo/shadow box and … Continue reading

Posted in Fighting: San Shou/Sanda/Shuai Chiao, Strength/Cross training | Tagged | Leave a comment

Lei Tai fight- Matt Stampe

Posted in Lei Tai training | Leave a comment