Friday, December 21, 2012

It's the end of the (martial) world as we know it

I could have also titled this "The (martial) age of Aquarius." I'm sure my hipster mother would approve of either heading. Below we have a video with yet another title...

Marcelo Garcia and Tuishou Chen Do Karate-do

Disclaimer: Marcelo Garcia asked me not to post this on YouTube at the time. I'm hoping what he meant was "Hey random guy I don't know, don't put this on YouTube in a crappy way that goes against the spirit of the martial arts." Tuishou Chen won't have a problem. :)
Being there to see what happened above was very special to me. Being able to record it was special. And being able to share it with you is special.

I'm sure there are things that could be discussed about the content of the video. For example, taichi players, when first exposed to standup grappling, don't have a good understanding of the importance of protecting their legs/sprawling. I certainly didn't.  Exhibit A:

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

What Would Laozi Tweet?

My interest in tai chi push hands is only trumped by my interest in Daoism. I had an odd thought this morning. If Laozi had access to the various mediums we have today (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, etc.) how would he use them? Perhaps the answers already lie within the pages of the DDJ.

Just a quick thought for the morning before I head out to practice.


Thursday, December 13, 2012

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