My Dojang is closed during summer holidays and I was looking for something to keep me busy (outside of training at home of course). Turns out a wudang kung fu/taiji school recently openend in my town. I went there for the kung fu to maintain flexibility (and to my surprise a killer workout as well) and some taiji just for the heck of it. After all taiji was for old people... The kung fu was nice but I really enjoyed doing push-hands in the taiji classes. For an art I considered soft it could get pretty intense. It felt 'useful' if you know what I mean. Two months later my old krav maga school held a seminar in which they had an interesting drill. Everybody had to walk really close to each other with their eyes closed while maintaining body contact. We had to move through the sweaty mass of people as efficiently as possible. It reminded me of moving through a large group of people at a festival. This was the point of the drill; how to maneuver through a mob to safety. While others plowed through using strength and mass I slithered through. It felt just like taiji push-hands. But with 15 people all at once. A bizar experience. I'm the guy in the middle smiling like an idiot It shows that something you thought was too soft and useless can actually be quite useful and that every art has something you can apply in a different situation. Unfortunately the kung fu school has canceled all classes due to unforseen events. So my Summer of Kung Fu ends. But if it opens again I'll gladly go back for some more taiji.