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Old 10-06-2007, 11:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Tai-chi move that avoids being pushed over

so not really a fan of tai-chi or anything but i'm trying to figure out how they do that thing where like 20 people push against a guy and they can't knock him over....is it just simple physics or is there actually a technique for it....i wanna know if its simple enough to use as an entertaining party trick or if u need to train for years to achieve it...i don't know anything about it but i saw chirs angel do it on his show a while back so i mean if he can do it i'm assuming anyone can learn it
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so not really a fan of tai-chi or anything but i'm trying to figure out how they do that thing where like 20 people push against a guy and they can't knock him over....is it just simple physics or is there actually a technique for it....i wanna know if its simple enough to use as an entertaining party trick or if u need to train for years to achieve it...i don't know anything about it but i saw chirs angel do it on his show a while back so i mean if he can do it i'm assuming anyone can learn it

If Chris Angel did it...

A&E paid those 20 people not to push hard.

Then they paid another 20 to act impress.

"Oh my god!! Im not an actor and wasnt paid to say this but, Chris Angel is sooo hot!!"
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Old 10-07-2007, 04:11 AM   #3 (permalink)
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There is a guy a few of the older students at my school have been learning Tai Chi from who can do that, he does the shit like push you and send you flying.

His top student has been with him for 20 years and still hasn't achieved that skill/level/whatever. So does it exist? I would say yes, I experienced it first hand, so there is really no question in my mind that its possible. The guy is like 60 now, and his student, can push me, and send me into the wall with some force.

So yeah. You got the time to learn it? I sure as hell don't.
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20 People Pushing - Tai Chi

Hi,
There's nothing mysterious or even fake about this. I've done this either with one student or a line of students.

In Tai Chi, there is a concept called the "ground path." Most martial arts use it, but tai chi uses it more -- the problem with tai chi teachers is that most of them are poorly trained and focus on silly stuff like "chi" instead of the proper body mechanics.

When a boxer punches, the power starts with the ground, goes through the leg, hips, arm and fist. Same is true with Tai Chi, which is actually a very powerful martial art when you do it right. Tai Chi is more relaxed, however, and sets up this ground path through body structure and alignment.

So, you can get a big guy to push on your arm and you can remain relaxed, and he isn't going to push you over if you're properly grounded. You can get several people to line up behind him and push, but if you're grounded, you'll be able to hold it back.

I've studied with the folks who created tai chi -- the Chen family, and they can break someone in half before you can blink an eye. Unfortunately, most tai chi is Yang style, and they've attracted a lot of nuts who believe in the mystical. As a result, their tai chi isn't good and they can't fight at all.

There are free sample videos on tai chi fighting applications you can sign up and get by email on my website -- www.internalfightingarts.com.
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Chris Angel also had 2 girls rip him in half... then his legs ran off by themselves.


How does he does this stuff?!?!
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How does he does this stuff?!?!
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Chris Angel also had 2 girls rip him in half... then his legs ran off by themselves.


How does he does this stuff?!?!
i blame it on global warming. just like everything else.
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