You assume inability, while Kevin did not even attempt to interrupt Shawn while he was showing his method. That’s called respect. It would be different if an unsuccessful attempt had been made.
Shawn was attending a seminar and being instructed. It was not a match, and not what Kevin and...
This again... :facepalm:
That would be absurd, and it is absurd to think that’s what happened.
“Competitive chi-sau” is an absurd thought in the VT Kevin does, and is not something he would ever engage in.
In reality, Kevin had been sharing some drills with Shawn, explaining his style. Then...
Just like how he made one (1) trip to Hong Kong to learn about Tang Yik pole, and as soon as he got home he started teaching it and making master's class videos teaching it all wrong.
Internet forums are where he comes for validation and gratification because he knows he's basically a...
No, it wasn't.
Nice thought... Too bad it's entirely wrong.
The style has nothing to do with Taijiquan.
It uses Taiji in the name merely to recognize the philosophical principles of Yin and Yang present in the system, represented by the Taiji symbol.
Depending on position, distance, and timing, paak-da may well be a valid and necessary response.
It becomes a primary action where one arm can't be used alone. If done in place of a single-arm action, for lack thereof, it's likely arm-chasing.
I've said paak-sau opens the way for the punch...
The MMA guys, maybe. The VT guys' stances are perpendicular to the MMA guys' lead-rear stances. It is not possible to be forward-weighted.
You can't even see their lower bodies in that video, but VT is not forward-weighted.
You should just do boxing then. Why mix it with something that probably doesn't work?
MMA doesn't work like kickboxing, and kickboxing doesn't work like boxing. Fundamental changes had to be made.
Put Mayweather in the cage with McGregor and he'd probably get smeared in a matter of seconds...
You are just saying the strategy is "to fight".
How you fight will change a lot if you're used to not having to be concerned with the dangers of leg kicks.
And end up with a weighted and/or exposed lead leg all the time.
How do you think kickboxing changed after leg kicks became legal?