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    Humble question about Taijiquan

    There are similar arts to taiji quan though that retroactively were renamed by some as taiji quan because they are very similar in idea. That type of training is not unique to taiji quan, and there has been some cross polination between taiji and other arts over the years.
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    Humble question about Taijiquan

    Most wudang taiji styles are combinations of the more common family systems (often Yang and Chen) and other martial arts or qigong, and are actually pretty modern in creation. His defenitely has Chen and Yang techniques in parts, though heavily stylized (uses longer stances and more dynamic...
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    Chinese martial artist and author .. good book new check it out.

    The author's name is Michael Z. Williamson http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Contact-with-Chaos/Michael-Z-Williamson/e/9781416591542/?itm=1
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    Shaolin Monkey

    Here's an interview that shows some authentic Tai Sheng Pek Kwar (the most famous traditional monkey style from Hong Kong). Tai Sheng Pek Kwar is a combination of monkey boxing (Tai Sheng) and Axe boxing (PeK Kwar or Pigua in mandarin). Their Pek Kwar portion of the system is itself a...
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    Shaolin Monkey

    The "Shaolin" monkey style is actually modern wushu monkey which, to me, seems more inspired by Emei monkey style (going by a little bit that I've seen before). Emei monkies are pretty agressive and well known for mugging tourists :-P Paulie Zink is very talented, but has some character...
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    Superfluous, Simply to simplify or chill dude it will pass

    Jian and Dao techniques translate well to stick/cane fighting. My teacher combined techniques from staff, dao, and jian, into a short staff form. You could also use the jian for sport if you want, as there's a jian combat league. Do you do any kind of weapons sparring? Can't say much about...
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    Wudang or just more wushu

    Not necessarily. There's a big difference between competition longfist (and now taiji too) than the training forms and some of the other style competition forms. The duan forms aren't much different than what you might find in traditional Cha Quan or Hua Quan. And don't forget the 24 move...
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    Movie example of CLF?

    No problem ;) A CLF teacher put together a really nice CLF compilation video on youtube, including "movie" CLF. I'll dig it up sometime if you can't find it. Look for a user that posts a lot about Hung Sing CLF.
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    Wudang or just more wushu

    And sorry in advance if I forgot anything important... I'm a bit sleepy :P
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    Wudang or just more wushu

    The problem is, you've develop a bias based on false assumptions. Forget everything you think you know about wushu... Many of the best martial artists out there also train contemporary wushu and many famous traditional masters were wushu coaches. Most older athletes are good at both. You...
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    Movie example of CLF?

    A REALLY good example of Pigua Zhang: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUfIzZGKqxk&feature=related
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    Movie example of CLF?

    Looks more like movie tongbei/pigua to me.
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    what is hung gar

    Vid of Hung Gar:
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    Wudang or just more wushu

    See, lots of Yang style influence.
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