A story about my first day training and a visual aid

Adam Liu

Qinglong
I came across a really interesting (to put it gently) video of the development of the Practical Method in New Zealand. It reminded me of the rest of my first day training in Boston.


I had foolishly planned a date with a girl immediately after training in Boston for the first time. After hours of box horse, I was drenched in sweat and was pretty filthy, but my 18 year old brain was fixated on zooming off to the date. When I showed up looking like a dirty sock, my date asked me what I was doing that was so intense. In my infinite wisdom, I actually told her "oh I was doing Tai Chi" not realizing at all the mistake I made, thinking that she would instantly understand and fall in love with me. Her next response 5 minutes into the date was "... yeah it seems really hard to move so slowly and stuff. My mom teaches Tai Chi."

In that instant I knew I would never see her again. I only knew a really shitty box horse so I couldn't even attempt to show her something and rectify my mistake. Watching this video reminded me of what she must have thought I was doing.
 

Robin Wu

Panda Cub
Next time, you should go on a "Tai Chi" date where the both of you attend Marin's class and practice Box Horse together. đź’—

Pretend you're a new student and show off how much of a genius you are.

What can possibly be more romantic than practicing bitter gongfu together?
 

Marin

Lao Tou
Staff member
In my infinite wisdom, I actually told her "oh I was doing Tai Chi" not realizing at all the mistake I made,
Ok this is a much slimmer version than the one I was told. You original told this story like a perverted comedy noir, it was very good. You left out a lot of important colorful details.
 

Adam Liu

Qinglong
Ok this is a much slimmer version than the one I was told. You original told this story like a perverted comedy noir, it was very good. You left out a lot of important colorful details.
Haha yes I wanted to keep this one rather short, as there are some aspects of the story that are better told in person so that I can truly paint the picture. When there is the opportunity in the future I will tell make sure to the story to everyone in glorious, gratuitous detail! By then I will hopefully have amassed even more gongfu stories.
 

johnyii

Nerd
@Adam Liu drinks on me during my visit as I would love to hear the uncensored version of the story :geek:

Marin once make comment about this limb-only movement from the practical method resemblance the move of an insect with legs kicking around. I cannot get that image out of my mind every single time when I look at another video of the practical-method.
 

quangngy

Jingang
its like i click play on the youtube video and then i heard your story and then im done reading your story and im like "i guess i'll watch the rest of this video....." two seconds go by and im like "naw" and here i am scrolled down to the comments section telling you about it lol
 
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