Back in about 2009 I was talking to a friend of mine who does krav maga, telling him I was off to Taiwan to train in combat taijiquan (tai chi). He laughed. "Combat tai chi? Isn't that an oxymoron?" I can see why he thought that. Because when you look at the soft, slow art of taijiquan, adding the descriptor "combat" does seem to be a contradiction in terms. In fact, the idea of it being used for fighting can appear ludicrously funny . And to be frank, in the case of most taiji practitioners - including many who profess "fighting skill" on the interwebs - it almost certainly is. [In the case of the preceding link, note the string attacks against zombie opponents - more on that later!] By now, I doubt there is anyone in the martial arts who hasn't heard of the debacle that constituted the recent fight between MMA fighter Xu Xiadong and self-described Yang style taijiquan "master" Wei Lei. Xu beat Wei senseless in under 10
Looks good buddy!ReplyDelete
Nice updating! Hope all is well down under!ReplyDelete
I was kind of accustomed to having all the links and everything to the left of the screen but hey, that's just me :pReplyDelete
I guess I wanted to put the content before the links - even though I was also accustomed to having it the other way round!ReplyDelete
I don't know if this has to do with the website's new design, but my computer suddenly slows down a lot when I come onto your site. I don't know if others are suffering from this or whether this has to do with the design or the incredible amount of content.
What browser are you running Mohammad? I'm using Chrome and not having any difficulties. I suspect the problem is with IE7/8 (IE9 seems okay too).ReplyDelete