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

Postby everything on Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:30 pm

So many new folks! Welcome!
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Re: Welcome to the rum soaked fist. Please introduce yourself

Postby pacman161 on Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:34 pm

Hello. I am currently training in Wu style taichi and am starting train in Yin and Cheng style bagua. Nice to meet you!
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Re: Welcome to the rum soaked fist. Please introduce yourself

Postby Michael on Fri May 01, 2020 6:54 pm

Welcome! I hope you learn a lot here.
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Postby matt.studley on Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:39 pm

Hello

My name is Matt. I started training Yang Tai Chi in 1992, switched to Chen in 2002. Although I have done little bits of Xing I, Yi Chuan and Bagua over the years, I'm really all about Tai Chi. And chi gung.

Used to be on the Neijia mailing list in the late 90s. Not sure that's still alive though?
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Re: Welcome to the rum soaked fist. Please introduce yourself

Postby Dmitri on Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:55 am

matt.studley wrote:Hello

My name is Matt. I started training Yang Tai Chi in 1992, switched to Chen in 2002. Although I have done little bits of Xing I, Yi Chuan and Bagua over the years, I'm really all about Tai Chi. And chi gung.

Used to be on the Neijia mailing list in the late 90s. Not sure that's still alive though?

Welcome.
OMG Neijia list!! It's been dead for a while AFAIK, but there are still some people here from it...
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Re: Welcome to the rum soaked fist. Please introduce yourself

Postby formlessfighter on Sun Aug 22, 2021 6:59 pm

Hello RSF forum. I am a practitioner of Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan. I have not used any forums in the past, but have recently sought out a few because of the difficulty of practicing during COVID times. However, this forum seems to be well populated and frequented so I thought I would give it a shot.

I have also started utilizing some online Tai Chi resources for the first time in my Tai Chi journey (for the same reasons as mentioned above). I hope to find more through this forum in addition to sharing what I have found to be helpful with the community.

I am well aware of the stereotypically toxic nature of many people who behave in ways on internet forums and chat threads that they would never dare to in person. I hope this forum bucks that trend and even this request for new members to announce themselves here seems like a very good sign that RSF is the exception to that rule.

Looking forward to interacting with this community. Good luck to all in their practice.
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Re: Welcome to the rum soaked fist. Please introduce yourself

Postby taichiseeker on Mon Aug 30, 2021 7:20 am

hello, im new to the forum. i am relatively new to internal arts, 5 years into bagua and a little less in tai chi (wu style). thanks all
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Re: Welcome to the rum soaked fist. Please introduce yourself

Postby tatsujin on Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:15 am

Hello all! New user here...just making my manners and saying hello.

My name is Mike.

I am an old fella...I go way back on the interwebs, well before forums were a thing. Someone earlier in this thread mentioned the Neijia List. I was a long term member there, go all of the way back through the Mike Sigman "wars" on peng jing. Was on a few other lists.

I have an interest in background in Chen and Yang Taijiquan as well as Yiquan. Recently, due to the COVID situation, I developed an interest in both Xingyiquan and Baguazhang.

A master in none, so my contribution will (hopefully) be asking good or interesting questions.

I actually have a bit of a lightening rod kind of questions and am debating on how to word it so I don't create any issues.

Thank you for allowing me to play here and I look forward to getting to know you all and learn from you.
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Re: Welcome to the rum soaked fist. Please introduce yourself

Postby Ad_B on Mon Apr 18, 2022 11:52 pm

Hello folks.

Thankyou for this forum and all of the members who share their valuable ideas.

Thats why I'm introducing after many years a lurker and learner is to say thankyou but also I have questions and surprisingly, some possible answers to some things so if I question or answer its only from the point of view of a humble student and enquirer.

I practise a bastardisation of TJQ based on Cheng Man-ch'ing interpretations and form but with further additions in physical, chemical and spirit cultivation from the cornucopia of ideas, styles, systems and traditions that we have access to in this era of information exchange. If something works for me after trying and training, I'll keep it and treasure it (I'm not a purist except for in proper Wuji, standing, body architecture (+ stretches, massages, diet etc) and Taiji{as I understand it so far}). I don't train for martial skills as such but do appreciate the concept of a martial opponent as an avatar (in the Hinduism sense) for training martial and health elements in order to be better able to wrangle the most common opposing existential forces which IMHO are ones self, ones environment and the '10,000 things' of life (I'm not a martial artist but do appreciate the things of martial arts).

Well, since thats 3 things I'm not about (expert, artist or devotee) so why am I here?...I'll explain myself.

I was born dirt-poor in rural England and so a labourer of all sorts of digging, building, hauling, hefting, hard graft and the culture of beer 'n' skittles that goes with it.

In my early 30's I ditched it to become a Postman thinking that would be easier and was I ever wrong?

Its a daily frantic 3 hour object-lesson game before the rest of the world awakens followed by a full-speed quarter marathon of low to medium level assault course in all weathers with no proper recovery time. 7 years in and in whats supposed to be prime-of-life I was half dead halfway round so there was something wrong, I'd not got used to it or grown into it (it is apparently a common experience therein) and it was exhausting.

Someone asked me to accompany them to a Taichi class for moral support (out of shyness) whilst they settled-in and I did. I went and liked and stayed a bit and put some effort into the things of it and in just 6 weeks was getting (what I'd now suggest were accidental/incidental benefits) a better handle upon my job. I stayed in classes for 3 years and then left to cultivate what I'd learned and to read around the topics, research and develop.

17 years after and much studying and practise and the jobs a doddle, the '10,000 things' are in their proper perspective and this is all due to TJQ and the concepts thereof (inc: daoyin, yogic, neijia, meditation, Zhan zhuang [lots ofZhan zhuang ] bits and bobs).

There were immediate benefits which became incrementally better and better....and still going.

So why am I here?

I just wanted to post a testament somewhere regarding the practical use of TJQ (and related) skill-sets in ordinary life for ordinary people and I still have questions but now no teacher to ask.

Hi folks!

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

Postby SCMT on Tue Apr 19, 2022 12:01 pm

Use to post here a few years ago, slowly stopped training just about everything. Been dealing with some age related issues (I'm old), arthritis. And some other old injury related issues, right and left knee meniscus repair, right knee total knee replacement, cataract surgery (both eyes) and two retina detachments (and repair) in the same eye as well as various other annoying issues. Slowly working my way back into training. Just been poking around the site reading threads.

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

Postby everything on Tue Apr 19, 2022 1:04 pm

Welcome (back), and good luck with a full recovery!
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Re: Welcome to the rum soaked fist. Please introduce yourself

Postby SCMT on Wed Apr 20, 2022 8:27 am

everything wrote:Welcome (back), and good luck with a full recovery!


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

Postby Sea.Wolf.Forge on Fri May 20, 2022 11:55 am

Hey guys, I posted here literally ages ago on the original EF board, now a decade+ older and uglier but picked up a nasty blacksmithing habit so trying to dig up info on old examples of metal things to recreate in my shop. My IMA background is Gao style bagua under the Yizong banner but I've dabbled in a bunch of other things along the way (including a lot of kickboxing and bjj so... there's that). Currently trying to find historical info and examples of Deerhorn knives for a build project and in the process of recreating an 1800's era chainwhip with specs I got from a collector.
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