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  1. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

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    I realized, this past weekend, while watching my youngest in her Aikido class, that I learn more about taijiquan from reading books about Aikido than I do reading books about Taijiquan.

    Just wanted to note that.
     
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    I wish I was near you right now, I'd like to have a couple hour conversation on that. Rather interesting.
     
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    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

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    If your ever in my neck of the woods, stop by for a tea or coffee and we'll discuss :)
     
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    I’m not too far away from him. You can beat up on me too, then tell me some new (to me) stories of random celebrities you’ve crossed paths with.
     
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    Could it be that most of the MA have more in common at their core than they have differences? We tend to do a great job focusing on those differences and not looking for the similarities until those similarities figuratively (or sometimes literally) smack us in the face every now and then.
     
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    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

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    There are more similarities than many notice or want to admit, IMHO. And we spend to much time focusing on, and discussing those differences while ignoring the similarities until, as you said, they smack us in the face.

    I see a lot of similarities between Taijiquan and Aikido and I have learned much about applications within taijiquan by watching Aikido...the applications are not exactly the same, but similar and rather eye opening.

    I also see a lot of similarities between Xingyiquan and JKD too, . And I believe that way of thinking has gotten me kicked off the Xingyiquan Christmas party guest list....but that is stuff of another thread :D
     
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