Ramblings of a Nèijiā Madman

See you in the next life, wake me up for meals Folks, I’m back training, slowly, easing into it. Have not forgotten about Wing Chun, just don’t have time to get to the class right now, it is just a bit too far of a drive at the moment. Going to the gym twice a week and working in my home gym...
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Which is not as bad as it sounds. I have for many years (about 30) had as my central style Traditional Yang Style Taijiquan. Before that was Jiujutsu and TKD. But over the last 30 years I have tried many other styles, Shaolin Long Fist, Wing Chun, JKD, Yin Baguzhang, Cheng Baguazhang, Jiang...
I’ve been rereading Wolfe Lowenthall’s book, “There are no secrets, Professor Cheng Man-ch’ing and his Tai Chi Chuan” and there is a section about Cheng Manching’s thought on push hands and fighting with taijiquan. Considering some of the recent posts about taijiquan and fighting I thought this...
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This made me laugh.... and for those who do not know the proper pronunciation piquan (Chopping fist) is pronounced peechwan It hurts..... <link
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I have been having issues with a hard click (aka dull thump) when I walk, and sometimes it is audible. I am working on strengthening the muscles to help prevent this, and it is helping, but I discovered something. I have known for years that my hips were set back a bit further than they should...
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The knee appears to be getting better a little at a time, and I could deal with the stiffness and tightness, if this darn hard clicking would stop when I walk. Have been working on strengthening the calves and the gastrocnemius, biceps femoris and the vastus medialis of late. Was just standing...
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Went to the MD/Surgeon last Friday. Every new (mechanical) part of my new knee is fine. Could be scar tissue, but he does not think it is all that major. However there is swelling, and since I'm old, and do have some varicose veins it may take much longer for the swelling to go down, or it could...
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Been reading Tom Bisio’s book “Xing Yi Quan: Art of Inner Transformation” it is nothing new or Earth shattering, but it is rather interesting and got me thinking about Xingyiquan, it health benefits and the possibility of me training it again. It is a very good book and I do recommend it, it...
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Chuck Norris Born March 10, 1940 Reflections on my 82nd birthday: 'I feel like I'm 50!'
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My wife called me the other day about a patient of hers looking for a taijiquan class. Her teacher apparently retired. My wife was asking who I could recommend since this person was “advanced”. Not knowing what advanced means, I asked what she meant. She said “doing taijiquan a long time.” To be...
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Was feeling low, depressed and probably a bit sorry for myself this evening, and pretty much convinced my martial arts days were over. Knee was still not great, could not do the amount of required exercise today because I'm working from home and work kept bugging me, could not walk right, knee...
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September 17th will be 30 years since I started Chinese Martial Arts and Taijiquan.
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