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MMA vs Tai Chi?

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Is Tai Chi useless? Wing Chun Master describes and demonstrates how to use Tai Chi self defense techniques against other Mixed Martial Arts fighting styles.

Master Wong demonstrates how to act more aggressively using traditional Tai Chi style to disengage, protect, and retaliate from modern attacks typical of MMA fighters that are often moving erratically and attacking frequently.

Key Takeaways:

  • It is tough to defend a flurry of MMA punches by only using Tai Chi.
  • You have to use anger and be mean in order to defend yourself against an MMA fighter.
  • The MMA style is designed to bash things while the Tai Chi style is designed to turn and throw things.

“You need to use the principles of Tai Chi to make the movements work.”

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