Feb 12, 2012

Tai Chi Boxing: The Ultimate Combat Art?

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To kick off February 2012 and the Year of the Dragon, we have a two-hour special documentary on Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) from the Chinese online TV network CNTV.

Compared to the recent raft of dumbed down reality-TV type martial arts documentaries from the West, this full length production takes a different tack: it places Taijiquan under a scientific microscope to determine whether it is just a fancy, slow motion dance or a real martial art.

Due the length of this video series, leisure pace as compared to our normal action packed videos and bounty of technical details, this series will suit connoisseurs. Presented here in four videos with English subtitles.

Photo Credit: Jing Institute











2 comments:

Anonymous said...

This was a very interesting series to watch. I find it hard to believe that these scientists couldn't figure out certain things through their experiments. Silk reeling energy ans proper timing will always triumph over brute strength and simple speed.

~JS

Olivier said...

A completely fascinating documentary !

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