Question ” I saw your demonstration video on YouTube, and your Tai Chi fighting seems real to me. Where did you learn your Tai Chi? You seem to have a very strong base, and would be difficult to take down. Have you ever gone against a western wrestler or judo player? Were you able to resist . . . read more
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Question: “Do forms like the 37 short form from Cheng Man-ch’ing help you learn to use Tai Chi for self defence? Robert Smith the martial arts writer who knew Cheng Man-ch’ing said that CMC was basically invincible in a combat situation. Was this true? It seems so counter to what we think of as fighting . . . read more
That is a well-phrased question. There are many benefits of learning a martial art that go far beyond dealing with simple self defence situations. But sure, any martial art is capable of developing skills that can be useful for self defence. How comprehensively they do so depends less on the style and more on the . . . read more