[QUOTE]Originally posted by Fisherman:It wouldn't hurt to read through the things that have already been discussed so that you have a frame of reference to ask questions from.
If that doesn't work, scroll down the page and look for the thread named - Different internal arts
Apologies for the harshness of my response Fisherman, Im just used to seeing people brushed off in this forum alot.
Your analysis of the three arts is interesting, but it does sound a little biased towards Bagua. Do you practice all three arts?
If not, would it be possible to get more detailed descriptions of the xing yi and Tai chi from anyone who does practice it, or is Fishermans description totally accurate?
Regarding Bagua, your description makes it sound like Bagua has no specific methods, just whatever suits the moment. Since there are a variety of solutions to any given combat situation Im curious as to what is considered an appropriate response within the system of Bagua Zhang?
Also what are the differences among the arts methods of ki manipulation within combat?