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    For Jui Jitsu the Gracie Combatives DVD's are fantastic if you have a dedicated training partner. My training partner is an Army level 4 combatives intructor and a MMA fighter and we are working through the Gracie program together and he learns new things every time we train. Rolling with him sucks{he is 6' 5" at about 230) and he kicks my ass twice a week. Great practice though.

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    I am too perfidious by nature to believe claims from instructors, especially paid ones, about my limbs moving by themselves...isn't like 80% of the population susceptible to placebos and psychocomatic sensations? Isn't it likely that some old-ass chinese men just had a bunch of idiots hero-worshipping them?

    That being said I used to do tai chi and loved it. Once I put my brother through the kitchen wall with an excellent tai-chi learned stepping trip, as he was choking me.
    "Ah, those endless forests, and their horror-haunted gloom! For what eternities have I wandered through them, a timid, hunted creature, starting at the least sound, frightened of my own shadow, keyed-up, ever alert and vigilant, ready on the instant to dash away in mad flight for my life. For I was the prey of all manner of fierce life that dwelt in the forest, and it was in ecstasies of fear that I fled before the hunting monsters."

    Jack london, "Before Adam"

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    Tai Chi is so low impact it barely qualifies as exercise. I think it would be more conducive to just meditation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wulf View Post
    Tai Chi is so low impact it barely qualifies as exercise. I think it would be more conducive to just meditation.
    Looking for active rest and moving meditation. I've been doing the eight simple qigong movements twice a day for the past couple weeks rather than finding an instructor or buying any DVDs. I like it. 5-10 minutes of gentle motion with breath. Fits what I was looking for quite well. I'm a little too competitive.... that was my problem with yoga. As soon as I found out there were more advanced poses thats all I cared about.... moving to the next level. Anyhow, glad to see so many responses!

    Haven't given up on jujitsu either. Found out there is a class at a nearby YMCA that I might get into. They even have a "competitive jujitsu" one.... oh yeah!

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