The Neijiaquan Podcast: Bob Tangora & Tok Seng Gim

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The Neijiaquan Podcast: Bob Tangora & Tok Seng Gim

Postby nicklinjm on Sat Oct 09, 2021 7:46 pm

Have been listening to the Neijiaquan Podcast recently, which is a neat podcast series by Jess O'Brien (who I think is a member here). One of the episodes which stood out is the one on Bob Tangora and his CMC taiji teacher, Tok Seng Gim:

https://player.fm/series/the-neijiaquan-podcast/ep-21-the-neijiaquan-podcast-episode-21-the-late-robert-tangora-and-cloud-hands

https://player.fm/series/the-neijiaquan-podcast/ep-22-the-neijiaquan-podcast-episode-22-tok-seng-gim-robert-tangora-and-cloud-hands

One thing they mention is that Bob was able to launch people with a Bengquan-type technique but when asked said he was using pure taiji.

As I am not a taiji guy, wanted to ask taiji-ers which taiji technique(s) could be used in a similar way to xingyi Beng?
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Re: The Neijiaquan Podcast: Bob Tangora & Tok Seng Gim

Postby wayne hansen on Sat Oct 09, 2021 10:12 pm

That’s my Grandmaster they are talking about and so many inaccuracies in the first ten minutes
Chock was soft the softest there was
His teacher Yeap was small so when they are talking about his noi gung working for bigger men,he wasn’t
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Re: The Neijiaquan Podcast: Bob Tangora & Tok Seng Gim

Postby Bao on Sun Oct 10, 2021 6:44 am

wayne hansen wrote:His teacher Yeap was small so when they are talking about his noi gung working for bigger men,he wasn’t


I reacted to that as well. William Chen used his iron body skills in Sanda matches and claims that it helped him to win tournaments. When someone punched at his body, he punched at his head.
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Re: The Neijiaquan Podcast: Bob Tangora & Tok Seng Gim

Postby Doc Stier on Mon Oct 11, 2021 12:32 pm

Quite so. With the possible exception of a very powerful and properly timed liver or spleen shot, most body blows won't put a well conditioned fighter down or out, but a powerful head shot precisely landed on the center of the chin, the angle of the jaw, or the temple with superior speed certainly will. Thus, if trading blows is unavoidable, sacrificing a body shot in exchange for any of those head shots is a good trade.
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Re: The Neijiaquan Podcast: Bob Tangora & Tok Seng Gim

Postby wayne hansen on Tue Oct 12, 2021 7:45 pm

Is there a way of getting a pdf of this
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Re: The Neijiaquan Podcast: Bob Tangora & Tok Seng Gim

Postby GrahamB on Wed Oct 13, 2021 4:47 am

wayne hansen wrote:Is there a way of getting a pdf of this


I would also like to request a printed copy of "the Internet". Thank you.
I could be wrong.
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Re: The Neijiaquan Podcast: Bob Tangora & Tok Seng Gim

Postby wayne hansen on Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:39 pm

I am sorry I didn’t realise doing a podcast stopped there being a written record
It must be just here in Australia they do that
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Re: The Neijiaquan Podcast: Bob Tangora & Tok Seng Gim

Postby Bhassler on Wed Oct 13, 2021 4:40 pm

Wayne,

You can go to the youtube version and then click on the three dots above the Subscribe button to open the transcript, and then copy and paste from there.

It's auto-generated, so some terms are likely to be weird, and it's not as nicely formatted as an actual transcript, but it may at least work as a casual reference for you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uyRqmE ... uanPodcast
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Re: The Neijiaquan Podcast: Bob Tangora & Tok Seng Gim

Postby wayne hansen on Wed Oct 13, 2021 5:35 pm

Thank you
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Re: The Neijiaquan Podcast: Bob Tangora & Tok Seng Gim

Postby wayne hansen on Fri Oct 15, 2021 6:23 pm

Thanks for that Bhassar but I notice no.22 is missing from youtube
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Re: The Neijiaquan Podcast: Bob Tangora & Tok Seng Gim

Postby marvin8 on Fri Oct 15, 2021 6:56 pm

wayne hansen wrote:Thanks for that Bhassar but I notice no.22 is missing from youtube

An alternative is to download episode 22 and "Upload Audio File" at this free website. However, it only transcribes while you listen.

Instructions start at 1:06:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67ZfPmf5Hpg
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Re: The Neijiaquan Podcast: Bob Tangora & Tok Seng Gim

Postby wayne hansen on Fri Oct 15, 2021 8:04 pm

Thank you
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Re: The Neijiaquan Podcast: Bob Tangora & Tok Seng Gim

Postby marvin8 on Fri Oct 15, 2021 11:41 pm

wayne hansen wrote:Thank you

While transcribing episode 22 at Speech to Text (check box "Detect multiple speakers" for better formatting), I got an error message like "out of memory."

So, I split the MP3 file into 4 tracks (you may try less) by downloading free mp3DirectCut (fosshub.com button) and using these instructions, which then transcribed fine.
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