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Tai Chi Central Journal

Lesson of the day: Someone posted on a recent video by Adam Chan that the demonstration showed “fantasy moves that would never work in a real fight”… That is when Mr. Chan, who is one of the great practical martial artists of our time, responded, “You can’t get out a...
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 – Ian Sinclair A person recently posted a very nice question under one of my youtube videos, called “Tai Chi vs MMA (Who is nicer?) “ The question was: “How do you know these techniques will work if you don’t practice them in a live scenario? Why didn’t you spar...
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Ian Sinclair Each of us is a complex ecosystem consisting of countless physical, mental, and emotional components. While the solo form teaches us to recognize the integral nature of these seemingly disparate parts, practice with a partner expands  our awareness so we can learn to integrate with the opponent’s ecosystem....
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Ian Sinclair People are often surprised to learn that tai chi is a functional martial art. Sometimes I am asked, “Does tai chi work in a real fight?” The answer I often give is “No. Nothing works in a real fight.” A real fight is, by definition, a situation in...
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Last week, I heard the following exchange in a class I was teaching: Older student (in his 50s): “You think nothing of beating up an old guy like me?” Younger student (in her 20s): “Well, why don’t you just stop being old?” While both comments were made somewhat in jest,...
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The Ant vs the Boot 18-03-2016 01:14
Learning to love training…and your enemies. The following is based on an exchange which took place last week in my tai chi class. Student: ‘This exercise is really annoying me.’ Teacher: ‘The exercise has nothing against you personally.’ Student: ‘Like the ant has no quarrel with the boot?’ Teacher: ‘Ah,...
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By Ian Sinclair Every time a video of a martial art demonstration or competition is posted online, the typical trolls immediately start trash-talking the participants, often saying something like one of the following: “That would never work in a real fight.“ “That is so fake!“ “Yeah, sure, try doing that...
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Sophia Delza was a true tai chi pioneer in North America. Westerners who take the current popularity of the art for granted will do well to note the important role she had in bringing it to the West and introducing it to The New World. The following article, previously published on udemy,...
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A concise explanation of tai chi often proves difficult for those who practise it daily. But here is a very good 90 second intro from “In the Mix” a Global News show in British Columbia, Canada. Featured are Nathan Szredni, Erroll Jang, and Susan Harman of the Canadian Institute of...
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  – posted by Ian Sinclair “Tuishou is about more than pushing. The skills developed in mid-range grappling can also be applied in long-range and mid-range striking. This lesson was a pleasure to teach because I got the opportunity to teach someone who is quite capable of ripping my arm...
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