Take it to the Octagon

Posted by on Sep 25, 2009 in Austin, Calgary, General, Philosophy, Tai Chi | 3 Comments

YouTube has a lot of great martial arts videos these days. And it’s interesting to see all of the “I’d like to see that guy in the octagon” comments. Or, “you have to wonder how’d they do in a UFC bout”. I think we are losing track of the many different reasons people decide to […]

Grappling, Ground Fighting and Chinese Martial Arts

Posted by on Sep 30, 2007 in Austin, General, Tai Chi | 13 Comments

Throughout martial arts circles, you’ll often see and hear debates about grappling and ground fighting. In one recent example, a Wing Chun proponent talked about some grappling moves in Wing Chun (WC). A Brazilian Ju Jitsu (BJJ) person immediately went on and said that’s not grappling. Grappling has sweeps and counters and holds, etc. that […]