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Hammy
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All I have to say is that evrything ‘THE_Sparkchaser’ said is true.

RJ
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RJ

OK, true Tai Chi masters can be amazing. They also gained their skills over the course of, what, twenty or thirty years of training? The learning curve to be very effective in combat is MUCH smaller for the Krav Maga practitioner.
And I agree with Frank 100% about the sparring. Sparring against an opponent is much different than someone feeding you punches or kicks that are very much telegraphed. So in the match between masters I absolutely give the edge to the Krav Maga practitioner.

Ay bay bay
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Ay bay bay

Its not the art, its skill of he person performing the art
arts dont win fights last time i checked

if i get thumbs down please quote me where i am wrong and correct me

THE_Sparkchaser
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THE_Sparkchaser

One name for you…Master Bolo Yeung. Yes, he is a martial arts actor, and yes, movie martial arts are usually embellished and choreographed to the extreme, but Master Yeungs resume speaks for his talent outside of Hollywood. The goal of Ta Chi is, at the base level, to prevent your opopnent from actually striking you, while at the same time utilizing your opponents momentum against them to effect some rather devestating techniques designed to incapacitate, and in the extreme, kill the aggressor. Krav Maga is a combat art designed to nuetralize a threat, do as much damage as possible as… Read more »

bagua1
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bagua1

I have seen both in action and I must say a Krav Maga expert would not lay a glove on a REAL Tai Chi master. Krav Maga is a wonderful system but Tai Chi is not called Grand Ultimate Fist for nothing.

hillbilly
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hillbilly

Isn’t the modern studio type Tai Chi more of an exercise program than the original combat style? I’m more into stick fighting, myself, it is better for older people, too. Happy trails.

Scott J
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Scott J

sounds like it would be an old fashioned waffle stompin for the crab bagger.

DOUG
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DOUG

he wouldn’t

Frank the tank
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Frank the tank

Not very well.

One does alot of sparring, the other one doesn’t.