Tai Chi Form Applications — Eli Montaigue

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Re: Tai Chi Form Applications — Eli Montaigue

Postby Bao on Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:18 am

cloudz wrote: He was leaning a lot into the dim mak and Ko stuff a bit like Dillman.

Erle has even said that the original name of Tai Chi was Dim Mak. But why then did he have to make up his own system? How did he know that his homemade shit worked? He made up so much and stated so many strange and contradicting things.

Michael Babin who used to post here joined up with his org.


Discussed Erle a little bit with Michael. "Teamed up with" would maybe be a more proper statement than "joined". He co-wrote a book with Erle and became an assistant teacher. But as I've understood there were always many things they didn't agree with, too many discrepancies in view. Mr Babin is a very commonsensical, rational man so I guess it was only a question of time.
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Re: Tai Chi Form Applications — Eli Montaigue

Postby wayne hansen on Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:25 pm

It's always hard when the subject of Erle comes up
I am caught between telling what I know and talking about someone who is no longer here who can't put his side
I knew Erle better than most as we were the main teachers in Sydney
Tony his main student was a regular visitor to my classes
The thing that the subject Erle allows is for me to assess people on this site by what they have observed about him
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Re: Tai Chi Form Applications — Eli Montaigue

Postby cloudz on Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:44 am

And your kind judgement is what i live for wayne :D
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Re: Tai Chi Form Applications — Eli Montaigue

Postby northern_mantis on Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:31 am

wayne hansen wrote:It's always hard when the subject of Erle comes up
I am caught between telling what I know and talking about someone who is no longer here who can't put his side
I knew Erle better than most as we were the main teachers in Sydney
Tony his main student was a regular visitor to my classes
The thing that the subject Erle allows is for me to assess people on this site by what they have observed about him


Interesting perspective. FWIW I thought he was a nice guy and I found it impressive that he could extrapolate all he did from what he learned or taught himself.

The only niggle I had with him was the same as with the management types at work, I wonder if they go home to their families and be honest with them or if they continue to tell tall tales like they do at work.
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Re: Tai Chi Form Applications — Eli Montaigue

Postby wayne hansen on Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:42 am

Yes I always wonder how much his sons know of his true history
Even if Erle didn't tell them I'm sure his whife did
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