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  1. #11
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    the art doesnt look that bad really, i looks like it is a mixture between tai chi and ninjustsu, to be vague and stereotypical.
    "Life is a run. In attack we run, in defense we run. When you can no longer run, time to die" - Shichiroji "Seven samurai"

  2. #12
    I must be missing something because I dont see any Tai chi (tai Ji...whatever)....
    "What is barely legal?" - Ali G

  3. #13
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    tai most likely comes from the chinese word, which i think means heaven, or something along those lines, do, means the art of.

    just because you dont see push hands, or ward off, doesnt mean that they dont use internal principles. but thats just my view.

    i just looks internal to me.
    Last edited by master splinter; 02-16-2006 at 09:04 PM.
    "Life is a run. In attack we run, in defense we run. When you can no longer run, time to die" - Shichiroji "Seven samurai"

  4. #14
    hmm tetsumaru, thats what i've noticed as well, it seems just to be an amalgamation of mixed arts supposedly only for combat, but it really doesn't have many valid techniques that i've seen in those vids

  5. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by master splinter
    tai most likely comes from the chinese word, which i think means heaven, or something along those lines, do, means the art of.

    just because you dont see push hands, or ward off, doesnt mean that they dont use internal principles. but thats just my view.

    i just looks internal to me.

    Well this is a japanese martial art...yeah japanese is influenced by chinese but the character for Tai in Taido and the character for Tai in tai chi are different.

    Tai for tai chi means (most english translations are) supreme (tai chi chuan is supreme ultimate fist).

    Tai in Tai do means this:

    Tai in japanese is made up of 2 characters SHIN and TAI
    Shin means to be concentrated and to keep one's mind calm (Kind of like MuShin)
    Tai means the base for movements, action, and activity. Tai can also be pronounced as Karada which means body

    If one combines Shin and Tai one will be able to master one's mind and body.

    Do in taido means "the way" (most of us know what that is if not look it up)

    Thusly TaiDo means "the way for the body and mind"


    All that info is from this site www.taido.net which is also linked below



    It doesn't look internal at all at least in the way taichi and xing yi are. Somewhere on this site it explains the idea of changing the body's axis to attack and the internal part of this martial art seems to be the breathing and the KIAI. I wish I had a black belt in KIAI......
    "What is barely legal?" - Ali G

  6. #16
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    Sweet, another new style... just what we needed, I was getting tired of all the old ones....

    lol
    practice wu de

  7. #17
    haha lol, ahwell something else that will hopefully evolve other wise just another waste of time

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