Dont ever say Tai Chi has no place in MMA again

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  1. MilesAbove

    MilesAbove Gold Belt

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    Gall utilized a Chin Na Tai Chi Chuan technique to set up that knockdown. Now, I am 100% it is a move utilized in BJJ/Wrestling as well when opportunity arises, but that technique is Tai Chi through and through.

    The #1 problem for Tai Chi has been the last 100 years of McDojos in both east and west that only teach theory or bastardized basics, while over-promising effectiveness without real-world testing. I hope with this maneuver we start to see people taking into account Tai Chi as a strong basis for balance, distance, and standing lock development in MMA.

    It cannot be the only technique. It shouldn't even be your primary technique. But it is a strong supplement in the aforementioned areas when applied to MMA.
     
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    Tai chi is like yoga, its an exercise routine..
     
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  3. MilesAbove

    MilesAbove Gold Belt

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    Proving my point on the ignorance of the application of the style.
     
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    YellowBaneno Dog Head Double Yellow Card

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  5. HaikenEdge

    HaikenEdge Rationality will win the day.

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    Tai Chi Quan is a legitimate martial art; unfortunately, it's generally taught at maybe 1/16th speed as a form of leisure or exercise, but at full speed, it's a probably fairly decent self-defense system.
     
  6. mma sharingan

    mma sharingan Brown Belt

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    He timed a beautiful right hand counter, wtf r u on about?
     
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    dembones22 Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Yes, Tai Chi and Cross Fit... Deadly Martial arts for sure.

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    he is just high. pay no attention.
     
  9. Frank Edgar

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    That was a Zumba technique lol.
     
  10. Noleggeisha

    Noleggeisha Brown Belt

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    Tai Chi and laundery folding are some lethal routines in the deed
     
  11. gevoudane

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    Chin Na is not Tai Chi Chuan. Chin Na or Qianna is its own grappling/joint locking system. A lot of other Chinese systems incorporate it. But it is a separate art.
     
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  12. MilesAbove

    MilesAbove Gold Belt

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    He utilized Sage's lack of knowledge on where to put his hand with his underhook, spaced his feet properly, turned his hips outward to cause an Upward Elbow lock, and finished with a strike. Usually you'd utilize a stright punch when you reverse your hip direction, step in with the lead and rotate 180 to face the same direction as the opponent to finish the lock. However the latter is not useful in MMA with such powerful and balanced athletes, so he opted for a strike which worked beautifully.

    Wrestling and BJJ both utilize this standing armlock, I would assume. However it has root in Tai Chi, specifically the combination utilized by Gall.
     
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    Crossfit. Not even once.
     
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    Isn't Tai chi a drink they sell in Starbucks?
    Or is that a chi tea latte? I'm sure that's got a place in MMA.
     
  15. bad seed

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    Do you think Mike Perry can be champ if he utilized Tai Chi?
     
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    Chin Na means submission. BJJ has Chin Na techniques, catch wrestling has Chin Na techniques, Tai Chi has Chin Na techniques
     
  18. Lamfadha

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    People dissing Tai Chi as an exercise would fail to keep up with Chinese 80 year olds who practise in squares..... going slower is harder by the way.

    And when you speed it up it has applications as a martial art.
     
  19. Callisto

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    I missed it. Any GIF of this out there?
     
  20. Italian Brock

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    Stfu it's women's mma .. pretty sure some yoga female could fight in the UFC and win
     

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