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Old 05-12-2017, 10:48 PM
 
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I'm sorry but why would anyone these days think traditional and ancient martial arts is anywhere near effective in combat/street fight as a MMA fighter? Some of these people need to get with the times.

I understand there's a lot of tradition, history, and myth about martial arts in many countries.

But anyone that's remotely familiar with martial arts knows that traditional martial arts was exposed for its weakness in real street fighting scenarios back in 1993 when the first UFC was held. Royce Gracie turned the entire martial arts world up on its head as his superior grappling and ground technique bamboozled martial arts fighters left and right.

The fact is that even a person trained in traditional boxing can beat a black belt in martial arts of many decades experience.

Tai chi v MMA: The 20-second fight that left China reeling - BBC News

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Xu Xiaodong turned the Chinese martial arts community on its head two weeks ago with his highly controversial fight against Wei Lei, a master of the ancient art of tai chi.

The long-awaited showcase battle was intended to prove whether tai chi could really be a match for the modern, highly aggressive fighting discipline of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RW_vgmPsNM
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Old 05-13-2017, 12:21 AM
 
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tai chi is the basis for asian martial arts, but it is more about centering the mind and body, and getting them to work in synch with each other, and preparing the way to learn more aggressive martial arts like the various forms of kung fu or the various forms of karate.
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Old 06-10-2017, 02:52 PM
 
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That's not surprising at all. Tai Chi isn't really a combat art (as far as I know). I think part of it has to do with the fact that you could sell martial arts without proving their effectiveness before. Now we have an idea what works.
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Old 06-28-2017, 01:17 PM
 
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What was the Tai Chi person's fight record before this fight?

I'd like to see more Tai Chi fighters with some fighting experience before I decide how effective Tai Chi is or isn't.

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Old 06-28-2017, 10:05 PM
 
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Some Tai Chi applications.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mc4YKgNpyBc
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Old 07-03-2017, 01:25 PM
 
Location: West of Louisiana, East of New Mexico
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No single martial art including BJJ, generic 'MMA', wrestling, boxing etc., is the end-all, be-all. The application of any fighting discipline depends heavily on the environment it's being used. MMA/grappling styles may be effective in a one-on-one street fight, but not if you're dealing with more than one opponent or are in a situation where you can't afford to be on the ground for extended periods.
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Old 11-09-2017, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Wu Dang Mountain
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That is the furthest thing from Taijiquan I think I've ever seen ... looks like a bunch of schoolyard kids fooling around.
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Old 12-13-2017, 10:22 PM
 
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No single martial art including BJJ, generic 'MMA', wrestling, boxing etc., is the end-all, be-all. The application of any fighting discipline depends heavily on the environment it's being used. MMA/grappling styles may be effective in a one-on-one street fight, but not if you're dealing with more than one opponent or are in a situation where you can't afford to be on the ground for extended periods.
Ok, you don't know much about MMA nor fighting vs. multiple opponents. Please stop.
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Old 12-14-2017, 02:27 PM
 
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That is the furthest thing from Taijiquan I think I've ever seen ...
Can you find another video demonstrating how experienced Taijiquan fighters look when actually fighting?
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