The exclusive ultra-secrets of real extreme hardcore combat Tai Chi

[This is an abbreviated transcript of the video on the right. The first part in a video series on the skills you will learn, and some things you should know about in our new Combat Tai Chi program]

Part 1: The 2 Secrets of Combat Tai Chi

Most people in America have experienced Tai Chi as the really slow motion, soft, easy going, no effort, no strain kind of a workout you get at the YMCA. Most Americans have not seen real combat Tai Chi.

Combat Tai Chi when you first see it, is very very impressive.

When you haven’t seen or experienced it before it tends to look amazing. People tend to look at it also and go “that’s not Tai Chi” when it is, if it is, and they also tend to see it and think there’s some trick to it. It really is difficult to believe until you get to feel and experience it for your self.

The thing I’ll tell you about this is that the ability to do this kind of thing is real, and there is no trick to it.

Except for this:
You will have to work your ass off.

In order to develop any real skill with combat Tai Chi there are 2 secrets you have to know

  1. You have to find someone who really knows it, and is willing to teach it.
  2. To acquire, learn and be able to do the internal skills requires a lot of hard work. First the hard work to learn it and understand it. And then the hard work to be able to build those skills into decent ability and to actually be able to apply the combat Tai Chi

It’s more work than most people would ever imagine.

to be continued…


  1. Dan Eidson says:

    I’ve seen Combat Tai Chi first hand by a Chinese master who used his shoulder (Kau or Cau) and struck a 6 ft 3in, 19 year disciple and knocked him 15 feet in the air.
    When I studied with him we worked hard at just doing the forms and Chi Kung exercises. The classe were two hours straight, with 15 sec breaks and no water in between.
    Some of the secrets tranmissions would be shown, but they were never explained fully just practiced in silence.

    Kung Fu means hard task. If someone shows me how to do something specifically, step by step, that is great. The great thing about video’s are that you can go over the techniques repeatly, in your own time frame.
    Yet is there a way to learn it smarter and not as hard? Hard sound a little discouraging to me. Yet if I can figure out a way to learn shorter and smarter, not necessarily faster, but easier, with earnest effort, I will. My motto has always been to “Work smarter–not harder.”
    How much do we need to practice these internal skills? Guess it depends on the individual as to when they will reach their own higher levels. Can you give me a model on how you went about it specifically? 15 minutes a day–several hours a day? Will I need to work one on one with a skilled practitioner in the art for years or can learn most of it be learned with videos and long distance training with just a minimum of hands-on training?
    We at least we have the first secret locked in. Your a good teacher that is willing to share the ultra- secrets. Thats great and I thank you for being willing to share them.
    Yet how much energy, money, and time will we have to put into this Combat Tai Chi system? Excuse me for being frank about it even though I already know that studying Tai Chi is a lifetime commitment.
    I’m pretty excited and stoked that you are willing to take the time and energy with people who really want to learn this system.
    Being skilled with this kind of internal power in Combat Tai Chi comes with a unique responsibility in the consequences of using it on anyone, it being so deadly and all.

    • Hey Dan, I hope this answers most of your questions.

      One of our primary goals with the Combat Tai Chi Program (and all our other programs as well) is to remove as many obstacles to training as possible so that students can get the most out of the work and time they put into to training.

      How much time it takes and how much you need to practice depends on what exactly your goals are. What skills you want to learn and how far you want to take them.

      The more often you practice the better. Most of us don’t have several hours a day to practice, but almost everybody can spare 10-15 minutes even on busy days. The more you can make your practice a part of your everyday life and activities the better off you’ll be.

      The more one on one instruction you can get with a skilled practitioner the better. However most of us don’t have a Tai Chi master at our beck and call. The key here is to spend your time when you don’t have a skilled practitioner available practicing and working with as many people as you can.

      Teaching is a great way to do this. The more you teach your students and the more you work with them the better off you’ll be.

      There are a number of skills in Tai Chi that do require a lot of time and practice to be able to use and even more to master. Some of those like high level dim mak and different kinds of fajing are included in the Combat Tai Chi program.

      There are also many skills where the difficulty (and time & money) is in finding someone who knows them and is willing to teach them. Actually learning them is a lot faster and easier.

      The Combat Tai Chi Program is designed to teach someone to fight with Tai Chi quickly. It combines both the deeper aspects of Tai Chi that take longer to master (like Dim Mak and Fa Jing) with street applications that can be learned and used right away.

      • Dan Eidson says:

        Thanks Ben. The feedback you gave me was very informative. Your right about what particular outcomes the student is looking to get from the various programs offered in your Tai Chi programs.
        I have many “irons in the fire,” so to speak. Get to many things going at once and lose focus on what I am trying
        to accomplish sometimes.

    • Sigung Clear says:

      Hey Guys,
      Thank you Dan. I keep working hard to get the info out there so that serious students such as yourself can gain the benefits of their hard work and Thanks Ben for such excellent reply to the questions etc.. Very well stated.
      Best Regards.

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