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    Who still practices the Kata Tam Tui?
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    I do. For some reason, it always sucks the wind out of me, no matter how much I practice it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Strausbaugh
    I do. For some reason, it always sucks the wind out of me, no matter how much I practice it.
    LOL, then you are certainly NOT the picture of a "mild and lazy guy!"

    I love Tam Tui. It's like golf. You can practice until you die and never perfect it. You'll never shoot an 18 in golf and you will never do Tam Tui without knowing that you could have done just a little better.

    And, it makes my legs SCREAM.
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    A few years ago I was fortunate enough to learn this form from Mr Tracy. Dave Hopper, Eric Chet, Ricardo Castillo, and a couple of other guys were also in attendance.

    If I could go back in time I would spend a year just working on this form as a young man, its that good. A knee injury prevents me from performing the form as I wish. The benefits in developing the fundamentals are obvious and one's kenpo would be improved dramatically.

    I still work it and teach it to those people who make it to that level where it is required. I'll also teach it to anyone who expresses an interest in learning it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenpodave
    LOL, then you are certainly NOT the picture of a "mild and lazy guy!"

    I love Tam Tui. It's like golf. You can practice until you die and never perfect it. You'll never shoot an 18 in golf and you will never do Tam Tui without knowing that you could have done just a little better.

    And, it makes my legs SCREAM.
    What are you talking about.. I have shot an 18 in golf...

    course... that was on a par 4 hole...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrBunny
    What are you talking about.. I have shot an 18 in golf...

    course... that was on a par 4 hole...

    heheheheh
    Funny!
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    I still practice the Tan Tui form. Do you still practice all 12?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scott gordon View Post
    I still practice the Tan Tui form. Do you still practice all 12?
    All 12 sections, or all 12 repetitions of each section?

    But, yes, and yes, when I have the room and the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenpodave View Post
    All 12 sections, or all 12 repetitions of each section?
    The Chinese way of doing the form is generally to do as many repetitions in each row as room permits. If you are training in a proper gymnasium, that can be quite a lot!

    I am actually fortunate to have two versions of this form. In addition to the version done in Tracys, I practice a Jing Wu version that I learned from my kung fu sifu, which he learned from Wong Jack Man. While I began learning the Jing Wu version first, I completed the Tracy version first. It was a bit of a headache learning them at the same time. They are very similar, obviously from the same source, but definitely not the same. Makes me concentrate to make sure I am doing the version I want, and don't drift back and forth between them.

    At any rate, I do enjoy the form, and I keep up with both versions.
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