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Discussion on the three big Chinese internals, Yiquan, Bajiquan, Piguazhang and other similar styles.

Re: Welcome to the rum soaked fist. Please introduce yourself

Postby Pavel Macek on Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:15 am

Coincidence?

I don't think so, haha :-)
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Re: Welcome to the rum soaked fist. Please introduce yourself

Postby Little_Spear on Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:50 am

Hey everyone, I'm Myles. I'm fairly new to martial arts, and have been practicing Hebei Xing Yi Quan over this past year (mostly just San Ti, and Ying Zhou), as well as some physical conditioning striking wall bag, and some Xin Yi Liu He Nei Gong. I assembled a spear and have been using it for mild strength training as well (i think that is my favorite training emphasis). I hope to continue to evolve and adapt as long as my body and mind will allow me to do so. I also hope to forge some friendships and better understanding of the arts through discussions on this forum. ;D
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Re: Welcome to the rum soaked fist. Please introduce yourself

Postby Dospac on Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:02 pm

I was invited to join the forum by fellow RSF member chud, who's been kind enough to begin teaching me xingyi and bagua. I have no prior training in the internal arts (unless you consider aikido an internal art). The only arts I've trained with some consistency are FMA (Inosanto blend and FCS kali), BJJ (blue belt), JKD/Jun fan (which includes muay Thai and western boxing), capoeira (no way I can do it at my age now), aikido, some kenpo and wing chun.
Even though I started training back in '91, life always got in the way and I've never managed to stay in one system or school for long.
Samo Hung's body with none of the skills. My power animal is the sloth. ;)
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Re: Welcome to the rum soaked fist. Please introduce yourself

Postby Niu on Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:55 pm

Hello there! I'm Niu. I practice Taijiquan, specifically ZMQ Yang-style, as taught by Ben Lo to my teacher's teacher. I'm pretty new at it, having only been practicing for 1.5 years. That time was mostly spent learning the single form this style has to offer, with a little bit of tuishou on the side for the past half year.

Seeing people on this board say they've been practicing for decades is quite intimidating! I guess we all have to start somewhere though. Looking forward to great conversations!
In line with the previous poster, my power animal is the cow. Cows are the best! :D
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Re: Welcome to the rum soaked fist. Please introduce yourself

Postby oragami_itto on Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:02 pm

Hello, I study Yang Style Taijiquan and enjoy discussing the classics.
"This principle is very obvious and requires no further elaboration."
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Re: Welcome to the rum soaked fist. Please introduce yourself

Postby wusong on Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:41 am

Hello,

I've been studying martial arts for on and off for over thirty years. For the past 20+ I have been studying CMA (northern shaolin and seven star praying mantis) and ICMA starting with the Beijing 24, 42, and 32 sword form (I know it is Wu Shu, but still). Moving on to traditional Yang and Chen Taiji as well as Heibei Xing Yi, and Yin Fu Bagua which I still practice today. I have been lurking in the shadows for a while on here and really find the discussion informed and stimulating.

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Re: Welcome to the rum soaked fist. Please introduce yourself

Postby Chuangzu on Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:36 am

Hello,
I started learning Lee style Tai Chi with Chee Soo at his class in Leamington Spa UK in 1982 while I was studying philosophy at the University of Warwick. I opened a club there and became a Tai Chi teacher. After Chee Soo died in 1994 I set up my own association with my partner Rachel, we now live in Cornwall.
I have trained and taught Tai Chi continuously since I was a student and also Feng Shou kung fu since 1985.
I have also studied acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine which I teach as part of our syllabus.
I have stayed in contact with my teacher's wife and she gave us the copyright licence to print Chee Soo's books which we sell on the internet and on Amazon.
My main area of interest is the practical application of Taoist philosophy.
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Re: Welcome to the rum soaked fist. Please introduce yourself

Postby robert on Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:52 pm

Hi I'm Robert,

I've been studying Chen style taijiquan for 17 years with Chen Xiaowang, Chen Xiaoxing, Chen Bing, and Chen Ziqiang. Prior to that I studied xingyiquan and Liang Zhenpu baguazhang for 3 years and Yang style taijiquan for 3 years before that.
Try not to let the words confuse you — they serve no other purpose than to guide you into the inner structures of Taiji. Chen Xin
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Re: Welcome to the rum soaked fist. Please introduce yourself

Postby Storm on Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:19 pm

Hello,
my name is Armand. I study Gao Baguazhang with a student of Luo Dexiu since 2014.
Besides that I train in 2 Japanese Ryu (1 weapons oriented and the other with focus on Ju Jutsu). Was primarily interested in the health aspects of the Chinese Internal Martial Arts and discovered with joy and wonder the combative aspects.
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Re: Welcome to the rum soaked fist. Please introduce yourself

Postby Praeludium on Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:30 am

Hello,
I'm Adrien, from France !
I've practiced a little bit of Ryakbo-Vassiliev Systema during three years, unfortunately it was mostly solo work even though I still attended a few classes here and there in the excellent school my town has.
Since December 2016, I've been learning Xinyi Liuhe Quan from a very good martial artist who lives in Switzerland, even though I can't see him very often unfortunately (so it's also a lot of solo work). I'm still at the beginning stage, focusing on practising daily and adding more practice volume (and quality) step by step.
I like the pragmatic and seemingly simple nature of Xinyi Liuhe Quan (at my stage, nothing about chi or wahtever, it's all about structure, grounding, listening, relaxing, etc. ).
I hope I'll be able to practice this art in depth, and eventually become a good amateur.

I spend most of my days at the conservatory studying music (piano and composition), which is partly why I'm interested in more supple approaches, which work in depth on the body without hardening it, without making it lose sensitivity or functionality.
I'm also very interested in pure body work like Feldenkrais, and I'd like to get a training as deep as I can afford in one of these methods (for now just dicovering and working for myself).
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Re: Welcome to the rum soaked fist. Please introduce yourself

Postby Jaspalfie on Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:11 pm

Hi everyone,

Started in Jidokwan Taekwondo when young at the time when separate Taekwondo schools were being unified under WTF before for being myself in southern mantis for the last 15 years or so. I've been interested in the internal aspects of mantis and look forward to contributing to and learning from the forum here.
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Re: Welcome to the rum soaked fist. Please introduce yourself

Postby blotter420 on Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:16 pm

Hello I am Austin i've practiced Aikido since young started Bagua recently as an early adult took some Wing-Chun lessons and recently interested in Tai-Chi anybody else do Bagua?
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Re: Welcome to the rum soaked fist. Please introduce yourself

Postby Fatal Rose on Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:51 am

Hello my name is Ryan, I'm currently living in china and plan on learning TaiJiQuan soon. I have a black belt in Kung fu San Soo and currently train in Shotokan Karate.

I love martial arts and am looking forward to talking with fellow CMA enthusiasts.
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Re: Welcome to the rum soaked fist. Please introduce yourself

Postby bruised on Sat Apr 08, 2017 1:28 pm

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Re: Welcome to the rum soaked fist. Please introduce yourself

Postby Appledog on Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:53 pm

This post is supposed to be deleted because I only keep my most recent 100 posts. An admin can delete it to save space.
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