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Date of Birth
January 11
About Subitai
What's your MA style?:
Hung Kuen / Tai Chi
How long have you trained?:
Since 1984
Practice and self sacrafice
Southeastern, CT.
Kung Fu


"O"..."Some people believe that you need to make another human being tap out to be a valid art. But I am constantly reminding them that I only have to defend myself and keep you from hurting me in order to Win."

"O"..."The Hung Style practiced solely in methods of Antiquity would ultimately only be useful versus Similar skill sets"


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On Keeping the Shoulders Relaxed

by Subitai on 04-04-2016 at 06:17 PM
On Keeping the Shoulders Relaxed
October 2, 2012
Everyone in CMA says "relax the shoulder and sink the elbow"...but some don't know what to feel or how to achieve it.

Stand about arm length away from a wall and push with say one of your palms; Right palm flat against the wall for example with your fingers aligned upwards (Index finger at least shoulder height)

To train this feeling... sink your arm down and extend it slightly out of the shoulder

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Taiji splitting elbow talk

by Subitai on 04-04-2016 at 06:10 PM
Taiji splitting elbow talk

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September 16, 2014
Thanks for the comments Audi

I think we're all the same...most of us in the Martial Arts world i.e., "we love to keep learning". If you have any references on your patterns, maybe videos or articles I'd love to check them out. Much appreciated.

About what you said: "one thing I might do differently

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In Terms of Taiji Root and Center

by Subitai on 12-19-2015 at 09:31 PM
These are posts I made from a different forum but I wanted to post them:

Quote Originally Posted by Bao
A few meetings lately have made me thinking about my own flaws and gaps. (Yeah, I have a lot of those )
One of the things I am trying to understand better is the relationship between root/ground and the center. My teachers focused much on rooting, but less on developing

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The Most interesting man in the world

by Subitai on 04-23-2015 at 01:32 PM
Yes, yes...we all know it's true!


Chin na: Generally useful?

by Subitai on 03-17-2015 at 07:50 PM
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Thing about this is most people think of Chin Na as joint locks and for all intents and purposes: some variety of standing chin na at that....NOT ALL YOU GUYS OF COURSE. I'm speaking of the proverbial "THEY".

But it's not really that of course...I was taught that it's anytime you're seizing and holding someone = usually in a vulnerable or compromised position. Can it be literal joint locks? Yes but not always. For example, you hold a guys arm behind his back to control

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