Jake Mace Bagua

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Jake Mace Bagua

Postby I-mon on Sat Mar 19, 2016 1:32 am

I know we've been dissing him for years, and we must, and shall, continue to do so, but this video at least shows me that he is really trying his best to learn and practice Chinese gongfu (forms, at least):



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Re: Jake Mace Bagua

Postby wayne hansen on Sat Mar 19, 2016 3:06 am

Better than some I've seen on here
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Re: Jake Mace Bagua

Postby amor on Sat Mar 19, 2016 4:39 am

I think Jake is probably one of those who tends to have natural athletic ability and seems naturally flexible. So he can usually pass up one of the 100's of styles he knows as being orthodox when it really is not.
He must have something as he as amassed quite a large fan base and teaches via online -shrug-
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Re: Jake Mace Bagua

Postby Michael Babin on Sat Mar 19, 2016 8:07 am

Jeez, I wish I was that young and fit again. :(

But, he's still stiffer than Bejezus and there's no subtle coordination of the various parts of his body for the length of time that he has been teaching.

On the other hand, to be fair, his bagua in this video does seem like an improvement over his older clips and the demo "at speed" at the end of the clip is no worse than I have seen offered as expertise on many a Chinese clip.
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Re: Jake Mace Bagua

Postby Mr_Wood on Sat Mar 19, 2016 7:45 pm

we've been dissing him for years, and we must, and shall, continue to do so,


:D I agree, every time I see one of his videos it feels like a piece of me is dying inside
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Re: Jake Mace Bagua

Postby wiesiek on Sun Mar 20, 2016 1:30 am

his art should be posted in the 10 deadliest MA thread. :)
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Re: Jake Mace Bagua

Postby northerndevotee on Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:15 am

I always imagine him on his computer drsperately creating youtube accounts and making playlists of his own stuff so it is always appearing when you type in a tai chi search. As good as taoist tai chi.org imho.
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Re: Jake Mace Bagua

Postby oragami_itto on Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:57 pm

Mr_Wood wrote:
we've been dissing him for years, and we must, and shall, continue to do so,


:D I agree, every time I see one of his videos it feels like a piece of me is dying inside


He's a good looking, clean cut guy that presents reasonably well and is fit, so he's got a decent customer base.

But one of the first things I found when I started looking for Taijiquan clips online again was one of his application videos. I'm lamenting the missed opportunity he has to spread some real IMA. He's just pushing such blatant misinformation. I'm glad to see the group's of the same mind regarding this travesty.
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Re: Jake Mace Bagua

Postby Mr_Wood on Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:13 pm

people have said very positive things in the past about fake mace re his attitude and dedication to what he pursues which is all well and good, people can benefit from this which is a good thing, he's a humanitarian. Just he doesn't seem to show movement of someone who has studied internal arts to any depth so trying to pass himself off as someone who has is a little confusing. He has never posted here, its always been others having a laugh at his expense which is unfortunate. He seems to have good intentions. Other than that we can only wish him well.
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Re: Jake Mace Bagua

Postby greytowhite on Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:47 am

Jake is... very good at gardening and Internet marketing. Here he is in a video with my friend.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKHeWTgzcOU
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Re: Jake Mace Bagua

Postby Miro on Fri Oct 14, 2016 8:07 am

Maybe he could get Nobel Prize for Literature next year...?
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Re: Jake Mace Bagua

Postby Bao on Sun Oct 16, 2016 3:26 pm

Miro wrote:Maybe he could get Nobel Prize for Literature next year...?


Lol ;D

Maybe for economics? For creating new expressions of marketing in the martial arts? :P
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Re: Jake Mace Bagua

Postby shawnsegler on Fri Oct 28, 2016 4:13 pm

Miro wrote:Maybe he could get Nobel Prize for Literature next year...?


:)

I vote for Open Heart Surgery. I'm sure he'll put a lot of positive energy into it.

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Re: Jake Mace Bagua

Postby grzegorz on Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:43 pm

greytowhite wrote:Jake is... very good at gardening and Internet marketing. Here he is in a video with my friend


I do enjoy his gardening videos.
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