IMA Strategy / Tactics

Discussion in 'Internal Martial Arts' started by inthespirit, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. embra

    embra Valued Member

    Niall Keane's vids are about the best demonstration and explanation of some of the tactics and strategies of Wudang Taichi around - though his Dublin accent can be a bit heavy to get through.

    [ame=""]seven stars guard 1.MOV - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=""]Enticing the opponent into the void and following listening and understanding rhythms.MOV - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=""]grasp birds tail - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=""]white crane flaps it's wings and counters to counters.MOV - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=""]TCC throwing section and entering or enticing.MOV - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=""]Tai Chi Kicks - YouTube[/ame]

    He has plenty others on youtube land. There is a particular one that I was looking for that I couldn't find for now.
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2012
  2. Sketco

    Sketco Banned Banned

    Not a switch actually, just a stint away. My sifu is really good, and his wing chun is good. I feel it's something I can integrate when I eventually go back to BJJ and/or MMA training. Plus he's in that period where if I don't learn from him now he'll be too old to really teach. I'll be there until I'm good enough to teach and learn on my own and then I'll be back to the MT/BJJ/MMA

    ...I really miss grappling :cry:
  3. inthespirit

    inthespirit ignant

    Nice one Embra, I'll have a closer watch tomorrow and get back to you.

    Sounds interesting Sketco! Are you planning to compete? When you integrate your stuff, take some vids, will be good to see what comes of it.
  4. Sketco

    Sketco Banned Banned

    It will be a few years yet :D but I will! And not planning to compete. Just training to improve my skills.
  5. El Medico

    El Medico Valued Member

    You might wish to try and look up old MA mags or the newspapers about tourneys (not push hands) in SE Asia and Taiwan. Esp Wu practitioners in Hong Kong and Cheng's Yang practitioners in Malaysia. I do think they've all tapered off these days,tho'.


    Me too.

    Sadly,not exactly news.
  6. inthespirit

    inthespirit ignant

    Thanks again for the vids Embra, good stuff! The accent is a bit heavy, to be sure!
  7. Putrid

    Putrid Moved on

    A fight is fight regardless of what labels you want to add to it.I prefer to look at histories best fighters and see if I can see any of the skills I have learned in tai chi in what they are doing.I can see plenty in this clip.Jimmy Wilde had all the skills that most internal artists try to train,only he did things a bit better and could apply them under extreme pressure.He could hit well above his weight,he knew the benefits of relaxation,he had exceptional evasive skills and knew exactly when to hit the opponent to get the maximum effect.His tie-ups are exactly how you should train push hands for the street.In fact its the same as Dennis Jones showed us when he did a seminar for us in 2009.

    [ame=""]Jimmy Wilde vs Joe Symonds 1916-02-14 - YouTube[/ame]
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2012
  8. inthespirit

    inthespirit ignant

    "Push Hands for the Street" - I'm gonna steal that from you Putrid and use it in my next marketing campaign! :D
  9. jer45

    jer45 Valued Member

    I've done chen style(narcyz latecki out of Acton MA and then another master here in China), sanda(trainer was old school 塔沟武校 which means they were out gettin' bricks dropped on their feet if they messed up" and then Chinese national tae kwon do squad), and now 太极五行通背(6th generation direct line tracing back to 张策) /李家拳(direct line 4th generation 4th disciple of 王凤(his maternal grandfather is the progenitor of the style) from 沈阳)

    Come to Beijing, we'll show you what IMA is about. Not a challenge, simply an invitation

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