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    Default Outlaw tai chi

    What is it?




    When we asked Joe Lewis to list his top 10 arts for self-defense, he gave us the following:

    kyokushinkai karate
    outlaw tai chi
    bando
    kajukenbo
    Chinese kenpo
    Okinawa-te
    judo
    aikijujutsu
    kickboxing
    boxing

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    What!!! You mean he didn't put JKD in his top 10 list? And what exactly is "outlaw" Tai Chi??? Never heard of that particular style before.

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    Nope, have no idea, but this is Joe's description:

    "Outlaw Tai Chi

    It has an effective composition of quick strikes (cutting and tissue-ripping moves) to vital areas like the eyes, ears, face, neck and groin. The emphasis in training is on pure nonclassical maneuvers, as is seen in most other Chinese systems. However, this style is weak on structure and ground maneuvers."

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    Outlaw Tai Chi, no idea, never heard of it, sounds like a someone who was demonstrating Tai Chi Qinna and someone thought it was a "new" MA

    Here is a video of Grandmaster Cheng Jincai demonstrating some Chen Style Tai Chi applications and Qinna:



    Maybe techniques or ideas similar to this, this does show though that very few know about True Tai Chi Chuan. Perhaps Medway has heard of this, but I have heard nothing of the sort.

    Also who is Joe lewis?

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    Outlaw Tai Chi . is not is not just an American re-branding exercise ? Perhaps changing the focus back onto combat, rather than health benefits of Tai Chi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andym View Post
    Outlaw Tai Chi . is not is not just an American re-branding exercise ? Perhaps changing the focus back onto combat, rather than health benefits of Tai Chi.
    No Medway and I have come across a few who claim they are "putting the Martial back in Tai Chi" and in reality it never left. It is just lack of training, though it could be American re-branding we do that often.

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