A very well-written article on jiu-jitsu, but jiu-jitsu can be replaced by any “style.” https://www.hyperflybrand.com/blogs/stay-fly/the-artist-v-the-athlete
Alright, that may perhaps be a bit sensational and attention-grabbing, but while I have it, I’d like to examine forms for a moment. I may not find forms useless because if I did, I wouldn’t do them, I’d stick with the barest minimum of movements that tend to be the highest percentage in a fight … More Forms Are Useless Part 1
I will now be writing and producing videos on a weekly basis for a new social media site devoted to martial artists who are serious about their training, and want to meet other serious martial artists. While the Founder, Rand Cardwell, is a known Chinese Martial Artist himself, it will not be solely devoted to … More Exciting Announcement: Martial Renaissance!
https://wp.me/p5JEyK-4D Some interesting information, thanks Chris Jurak for the link. Some thoughts on this regarding strength and mobility: I have often considered a more mindful approach to stretching and mobility for several years. Many people who attempt stretches, get into certain positions, hold for a few seconds. This gets them nowhere and eventually they stop, … More Stretching Vs. Pandiculation – What’s the difference and why does it matter?
I can’t help but support this. https://wp.me/p30WX4-pL
The Thirteen Postures As I was taught, the Five Steps are the primary patterns the body follows when moving through space. They are not specific techniques of stepping (although variations of footwork methods are included), they are directions. Qian Jin (forward advance) refers to either stepping or transferring the weight directly forward. Hou Tui (rearward … More Tim Cartmell on Tai Ji Quan Practice and Principles Part Two
Hey everyone, this series, like the ones on Xingyiquan and Baguazhang, will be about Tim’s thoughts and understanding of the principles and practices of Taijiquan specifically. There is a plethora of information here, some of which are probably going to start some arguments, and I suggest you read the information first before jumping to a … More Tim Cartmell on Tai Ji Quan Practice and Principles Part One