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  1. Oily Dragon

    Last Poster #7

    Ive been accused of abuse or something and administratively punished, for PMing a member if their account had been hacked and thinking they were playing a joke on me. I wish the mods had actually looked at the posts first before sanctions commenced. Jokes on me after all. Site is un-usable...
  2. Oily Dragon

    Last Poster #7

    Someone decided to slow down the site for me by a factor of 100. It's impossible to post now. Not sure why, but I know what now.
  3. Oily Dragon

    What's the difference between Taiji and wrestling, or boxing?

    This is also really funny and untrue. Youve watched too much Rocky.
  4. Oily Dragon

    What's the difference between Taiji and wrestling, or boxing?

    Funny, for me boxing was just as easy to find as martial TCC. I guess your mileage varies, eh Gerry? As far as elements not being the art, that doesn't apply to Tai Chi Chuan at all. That's all TCC ever had.
  5. Oily Dragon

    Last Poster #7

    It's amazing we have vaccines for this at all, isn't it, but not for HIV. If you catch HPV, at least you can now file claims with GEICO, whether you got that vaccine or not. Watched David Spade's new comedy special last night, he nailed it. Three vaccines available from three different vendors...
  6. Oily Dragon

    Share your greatest song or lyric???

    This song was, I believe, my first exposure to Japanese, after Space Battleship Yamato. "I've got a secret I've been hiding under my skin My heart is human, my blood is boiling, my brain I.B.M. So if you see me acting strangely, don't be surprised I'm just a man who needed someone, and...
  7. Oily Dragon

    Last Poster #7

    True story, one of my sifus has been convinced by supposed doctor friends of his that flu kills more people than COVID. This particular dude taught me 12 different CMAs and a couple SE Asian ones. I don't have the heart to tell him he's wrong. We don't always see eye to eye on external...
  8. Oily Dragon

    Last Poster #7

    Wow, I got that reference. Pun intended. Now my mind is stuck in the 2000's, which by today's standards seems like a golden age.
  9. Oily Dragon

    What's the difference between Taiji and wrestling, or boxing?

    There are elements in TCC that go back to the I Ching. That's survival. And from there roll up another 1500 years into the modern family forms. I found it in easy to find a very skilled martially trained Yang and Chen stylist. The talk about TCC dying is really silly. It's always there...
  10. Oily Dragon

    What's the difference between Taiji and wrestling, or boxing?

    Also, being a harbinger of Doom is not very Dao. Just putting that out there on this fine Saturday. Don't make the ancestors roll over in their graves more than they're used to.
  11. Oily Dragon

    What's the difference between Taiji and wrestling, or boxing?

    The same thing applies to any art. I can cook, so can Bobby Flay. Tai Chi Chuan is not anything new, that's part of the mystery. Like a lot of CMA it contains ancient material, underneath a lot of modern thought. The modern families that have kept it alive didn't invent it. That's why you...
  12. Oily Dragon

    What's the difference between Taiji and wrestling, or boxing?

    It's funny because Tai Chi Chuan's development predates the 12th century.
  13. Oily Dragon

    What's the difference between Taiji and wrestling, or boxing?

    It's funny Xue brought up Zhang Sanfeng (I sure never would). Why is nobody else laughing.
  14. Oily Dragon

    What's the difference between Taiji and wrestling, or boxing?

    Just checked TCC is still breathing, Chen admonishments notwithstanding.
  15. Oily Dragon

    What's the difference between Taiji and wrestling, or boxing?

    It's like drama, and not drama. This is some Stranger Things level stuff.
  16. Oily Dragon

    What's the difference between Taiji and wrestling, or boxing?

    Wrong about what? Sorry, I'm slow.
  17. Oily Dragon

    What's the difference between Taiji and wrestling, or boxing?

    You stole the Yi Jing again, didn't you? Daoyin is qigong but not Taijiquan...Taijiquan is qigong. Mind, blown. You've found the New Way. Party on.
  18. Oily Dragon

    What's the difference between Taiji and wrestling, or boxing?

    That's where it was percolated though. There's a large list of places documented in the scholarly literature like Mahar, as well as dramaticized in works like "The Wandering Taoist". Whether it's a real place or an imagined one, they all share the same characteristics. Like shuffling up the...
  19. Oily Dragon

    What's the difference between Taiji and wrestling, or boxing?

    There is no verifiable proof of a lot of people in CMA history, that doesn't mean they didn't exist. As far as monks in 1000AD, let's discuss. There were many epicenters combining Buddhist, Daoist, and martial arts training at that time. This kind of goes back to why the Koreans consider...
  20. Oily Dragon

    What's the difference between Taiji and wrestling, or boxing?

    The Daoyin exercises are pretty well verified from a historical POV. Not only do they form one of the hearts of Neigong, they're an important skeletal truth, figuratively and literally. This is another example of a very, very old element worming its way through many CMA until it gets...
  21. Oily Dragon

    What's the difference between Taiji and wrestling, or boxing?

    It started as a health exercise promoted by Daoist priests (and before them, wandering ascetics, so really, Tai Chi will always comes back to that, as it should. The martial content will always be the realm of the handful who train their bodies and minds to the point of balancing the extreme...
  22. Oily Dragon

    What's the difference between Taiji and wrestling, or boxing?

    As far as natural accelerating trends, martial Tai Chi will outlive both of us, as will the rest of it, including the literature. That's because Tai Chi is really simple to learn, and pass on, whether it's used for martial arts or anything else. It's just a matter of study, and it's a very...
  23. Oily Dragon

    What's the difference between Taiji and wrestling, or boxing?

    And yet it hasn't for a very, very, very long time. If it was going to vanish it would already have done so. That's what makes it an art. Arts can't die. Can't even think of an art that ever really did. Disco never really died. Hell, Keanu Reeves was just in a major Tai Chi Chuan movie...
  24. Oily Dragon

    What's the difference between Taiji and wrestling, or boxing?

    As the world keeps turning. It's seriously hard to fathom what could kill off any art that's more than a thousand years old, especially one known to strengthen the mind and body. Shaolin Chan is a great example. Somehow, it became the ethos of entire countries. Especially Korea.
  25. Oily Dragon

    What's the difference between Taiji and wrestling, or boxing?

    Don't be silly. That's not the present case at all. If you're too tired and lazy to find a proper master, you'll get what you put in. By the way, never take what any kung fu master says as canon. That path leads to the dark side. That goes for wrestling and boxing coaches, too. And...
  26. Oily Dragon

    What's the difference between Taiji and wrestling, or boxing?

    He's clearly wrong. As if it could die. Ha.
  27. Oily Dragon

    Last Poster #7

    New COVID case at home, right on the heels of the last one. Guess who administered the test? Kung Fu, take me away.
  28. Oily Dragon

    What Parts of Your Curriculum Form Your Art's Identity?

    You guys all know what "Seon" () comes from? Talk about martial arts identity, not to mention the Korean ideal of "good".
  29. Oily Dragon

    why do I mostly see older folks when attending adult Karate class?

    Depends on the type of karate. I'll bet a lot of people try to pick up a martial art during their midlife crisis. It makes perfect sense given all the Marvel, Star Wars, and DC stuff out there. People want to be like heroes, and you know, there's nothing wrong with that. Forget the haters...
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