new student?

Discussion in 'Tai chi' started by cloudz, Sep 28, 2017.

  1. cloudz

    cloudz Valued Member

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  2. Dan Bian

    Dan Bian Neither Dan, nor Brian

    I don't understand?
    Is he your new student?
     
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  3. Hannibal

    Hannibal Cry HAVOC and let slip the Dogs of War!!! Supporter

    Bloody hell!!! That's awesome!!!
     
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  4. Knee Rider

    Knee Rider Valued Member Supporter

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  5. Hannibal

    Hannibal Cry HAVOC and let slip the Dogs of War!!! Supporter

    I think he is pointing out that a GOAT MMA fighter is now doing taiji :)
     
  6. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Valued Member MAP 2017 Gold Award

    I dunno, but he looks like he will never be any good at fighting......
     
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  7. aikiMac

    aikiMac "BJJ Over 40" club member Moderator Supporter

    Ya, I did a double take when I saw that, and wondered -- is that who I think that is?! :eek:
    Dude! I guess it is!

    I've said a couple times on MAP, I met a guy in California who could fight with tai chi chuan. He is not someone I would want to scrap with in a "real str33t fight" -- his fighting skill was legit. He insisted on including the word "chuan" -- "internal BOXING" -- because he was quite adamant that it was a "boxing" style -- that it is a martial art for fighting. Such people are not common, but when you find someone who actually knows what he's doing -- mind blown! Internal boxing works!
     
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  8. Hannibal

    Hannibal Cry HAVOC and let slip the Dogs of War!!! Supporter

    I have felt it too - and used it ironically!
     
  9. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool the merc with the mouth MAP 2017 Moi Award

    Did you push hands them through a wall, and then throw 10,000 spoons at them?
    ;)
     
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  10. Hannibal

    Hannibal Cry HAVOC and let slip the Dogs of War!!! Supporter

    No I used it whilst reading an article from The Onion...
     
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  11. cloudz

    cloudz Valued Member

    lol yes, my "student".. I wish!! :D
    I can only imagine how awesome it would be to train with him though, wow.
     
  12. icefield

    icefield Valued Member

    Is he a new student or is it promo work for the Shanghai UFC?
     
  13. Hannibal

    Hannibal Cry HAVOC and let slip the Dogs of War!!! Supporter

    Anderson has never been averse to cross training - he has done a little JKD and "trained" with Seagal for a session

    His willingness to "give things a go" is a refreshing example
     
  14. icefield

    icefield Valued Member

    Oh yes I remember the segal session and the milage the large man got from that lol
     
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  15. Dan Bian

    Dan Bian Neither Dan, nor Brian

    I feel like I'm still missing something... :confused:

    Who is he? (And which "he" am I looking at??)
     
  16. Hannibal

    Hannibal Cry HAVOC and let slip the Dogs of War!!! Supporter


    Anderson Silva
     
  17. Dan Bian

    Dan Bian Neither Dan, nor Brian

    Ah, right.

    He's meant to be pretty good?
     
  18. David Harrison

    David Harrison MAPper without portfolio

    I don't follow MMA, and don't find it entertaining, but Silva's command of distance, space and timing really is something to behold.

     
  19. Dan Bian

    Dan Bian Neither Dan, nor Brian

    Cool. He certainly has good evasion skill and an ability to work range well.
     
  20. aikiMac

    aikiMac "BJJ Over 40" club member Moderator Supporter

    And then some.

    From Wikipedia:
    Anderson Silva (born April 14, 1975) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist and former UFC Middleweight Champion. Silva holds the longest title streak in UFC history, which ended in 2013 after 2,457 days, with 16 consecutive wins and 10 title defenses. He has 13 post-fight bonuses, the second most in UFC history. UFC president Dana White and several mixed-martial-arts publications have called Silva the greatest mixed martial artist of all time. He is currently ranked the #6 contender in official UFC middleweight rankings.​
     
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