Xingyiquan

Discussion in 'Internal Martial Arts' started by ACCMWCK, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. Simon

    Simon Moved on Admin Supporter MAP 2017 Koyo Award

  2. Putrid

    Putrid Moved on

    If you can get across to Coventry its worth training with this guy.

    MOD note. Some bad language.

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  3. embra

    embra Valued Member

    Coventry is 1 damm rough neck of the woods! - but some really nice folk there.
     
  4. slipthejab

    slipthejab Hark, a vagrant! Supporter

    I only wish they'd removed that cardboard cutout of Brock Lesnar and all his manly boobs that's on the wall behind them. Ugh.
     
  5. cloystreng

    cloystreng Valued Member

    I managed to get it on loan from my university library, but I don't have it anymore - returned it a few weeks back. If you had some specific questions about what may be in it I could do my best to remember. It was a thick book. Not really my interest but I could see it being very interesting to some.
     
  6. ACCMWCK

    ACCMWCK Emotional content

    Doesn't matter I just purchased it via amazon uk instead was only £18.99 so why not. Looks interesting and will be good to refresh myself on this area.

    Cheers though mate.
     
  7. Putrid

    Putrid Moved on

    It would appear that Xingyi is "unlearnable" for westerners and also the majority of present day Asians! I feel he makes a valid point.

    http://cattanga.typepad.com/tabby_cat_gamespace/2012/06/index.html

    Language warning. Article does contain swear words some may find offensive.

    Not the first time I have heard this as my teacher's wife who is Chinese has said that its impossible to teach Bagua to westerners as they can't move properly.
     
  8. ACCMWCK

    ACCMWCK Emotional content

    Suppose it depends who the individual is. You could say its impossible to do almost anything in life if you are not doing it correctly, or being taught correctly.

    That's why I like to do as much research as possible prior to joining a club etc, see what the teacher is like, how they learned and so on. Trouble i find with martial arts in the UK is everything is run for business and some of the true art is lost.

    I think if you want to learn, and want to learn for the correct reasons you will. It will require time and effort, but doesn't anything we as a species have to learn? I can vouch for westerns not moving correctly as I can't dance for sh1t lol. But I can find my way around a ring or sparring match OK.
     
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  9. Putrid

    Putrid Moved on

    To be honest the guy is a bit of a joker.He was supposed to be publishing a taiji book on June 1st but has abandoned it because no one will understand it.
     
  10. embra

    embra Valued Member

    Maybe he is Robinhood?
     
  11. Putrid

    Putrid Moved on

    He is acting like Robin Hood.

    :confused:

    Pity really as he is a very clever guy who clearly knows his stuff.Fluent in Chinese and Japanese and has trained with some really good people.
     
  12. Robinhood

    Robinhood Banned Banned

    Who is acting like Robinhood ?

    There can be only one !



    Cheers
     
  13. embra

    embra Valued Member

    Hey at least youve got a sense of humour!
     

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