QUOTE(His Daddy @ Jul 26 2008, 12:52 PM)
Ultimate Supreme, huh? Does it cost a bazillion gamillion dollars, too?
I betcha all the dudes in the MMA's focus primarily on Tai Chi training, what with it being so ultimate AND supreme.
That's what it means, grasshopper. I didn't make the name.
HD, here's the deal brosephus. I took martial arts for seven years and trained in four separate styles. Tai Chi is some of the most dangerous art around and most folks don't know it. It's slow in movement but those moves, when sped up (Which a good martial art instructor is teaching...), are some massively devastating attacks. When people see it so slow they often feel it couldn't be effective in a street confrontation and that's the thing. Thing is, now with MMA, those are barely street moves now. It's more wrestling but it turns out that I once learned that lots of MMA guys train in tai chi as well as it helps with the breathing to perform better.
I like MMA so don't get me wrong and follow it. There's a reason this art is still around after thousands of years my friend. That's all...most pacifists start up in it thinking that they didn't want to learn a harmful art but in my experience once they were learning the practical applications their eyes lit up like "Whoa I didn't think that move would used like that...". It's all good. All of the "best" train in tai chi chuan.