Clear's Tai Chi
Tai Chi Fighting Workshop 2022
January 26 - 30
  • Wednesday (1/26): 2pm - 9:30pm
  • Thursday (1/27): 10am - 9:30pm
  • Friday (1/28): 10am - 6pm
  • Saturday (1/29): 10am - 6pm
  • Sunday (1/30): 10am - 6pm
There will be a dinner break on Wed and two meal breaks on Thursday, with a lunch break on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

  113 E. Broadway Ave, Maryville TN
The Unlimited Potential of Tai Chi Chuan!
Tai Chi Chuan is an efficient fighting art!
It is said that each move in Tai Chi has at least 75 martial applications, hidden in plain sight.
You'll Never See Tai Chi The Same Way Again!
Not only do you arrive first, but you do it with devastating power in each and every touch!
In real life & death encounters more than 10 Clear Tai Chi students who have used this method to protect themselves from violent criminals have ended the fight (by Knockout) in seconds after first contact.
Read that again!
Once the punches start flying the fight is over in seconds.
WIth NO damage to the Clear Tai Chi student.
The secret is, Arriving first with devastating whole body power even though the Clear Tai Chi practitioner only defended themselves. 
I repeat-  the Clear Tai Chi student was NOT the aggressor in ANY of these situations!
So, What Are You Going To Get?
It's been said Tai Chi Chuan is an art too vast for any one person to learn all of it in their lifetime.
But that is for every version of the entire art at the most advanced levels and it does not mean you can't fight with Tai Chi 
              -or that it will take your entire life to learn how.        
Tai Chi first became famous because of its fighting prowess. 
 The fighting part of the art was trained from the very beginning of one's study of the art,  
and in fact it was how I began my serious studies of the art.        
Unfortunately, most folks studying Tai Chi do not have a clue about how to fight with it!

As a result, in the Tai Chi community there are a lot of disagreements and the words, "that's not Tai Chi"  get thrown around a lot.

This is mostly by people who are speculating at best (because they just don't know any better)...
...and sometimes by folks who exclusively promote a specific style or method (Chen, Yang Etc)
They tend to act like their way is the only real way, as if somehow they have the exclusive truth and everyone else is wrong.         
The truth of the matter is more complex-
For example- (Uncle) Yang Ban-Hou and (Nephew) Yang Shou-Hou were both taught the Yang family style, and Shou-Hou even learned directly from his uncle for many years.
In spite of that, the Ban-Hou fighting method and the Shou-Hou fighting method are so visually and tactically different that they might appear to be two completely different arts!
The skillsets of Tai Chi Chuan are so vast that many different fighting methods have been derived from those skills.
...Why is that important?
Because in this program,
You're going to get:
THREE different methods of Tai Chi Fighting!

Including, SAFE & FUN ways to practice! 
And I'm NOT talking about some boxing program repackaged as "Tai Chi Fighting"
Tai Chi fighting looks like Tai Chi.
         It doesn't look like Boxing or Kick-Boxing, and it doesn't look like wrestling or MMA.
Even though different personal preferences, Jins, personalities & body types, etc. have led to a variety of different fighting methods, 

There is NO MISTAKING IT when you see real Tai Chi Chuan.
What the methods all have in common (different as they are) is that they are all actually Tai Chi Chuan!
A REAL Tai Chi Fighting Method will not violate even ONE Tai Chi principle, and it will deliver on ALL the promises of the Tai Chi Classics.
When Tai Chi Chuan is fighting, it LOOKS and MOVES like Tai Chi Chuan!
Now, like I said, there are different Tai Chi fighting methods and some are pretty radically different.
It MIGHT not look like what you have been led to expect...
But when the body qualities, movements, techniques, and most importantly the PRINCIPLES are correct, then it's correct!
If you're not used to seeing Tai Chi in action, you'll be in for a bit of a surprise.
But in no time at all you will see how all of the moves and applications flow NATURALLY out of the fighting method (whichever one you happen to be using).
That's how it's supposed to be, because in a real attack you won't have time to think about your awesome applications.
Techniques fail in a fight, but the PRINCIPLES can save your life. 
And yet techniques are all most people in Tai Chi Chuan ever practice, because they were never taught – in most cases they never even SAW – a true Tai Chi fighting method at any point in their training.
In his monumental Tai Chi Fighting workshop, Richard Clear is going to change the way the world thinks about Tai Chi Chuan.
He's pulling back the curtain on not one, not two, but THREE complete Tai Chi Fighting Methods!
These applications include
things like:
  • Eye, Throat, and Groin strikes
  • ​Elbows and Knees  
  • “Quick and Dirty” Street Applications
  • ​Lethal Takedowns and Throws
  • Escapes from Holds
  • ​Tai Chi Body Skill for Dissipating Strikes
  • Extreme Bone Breaks
  • ​Poison Hand attacks 
  • ​Dim Mak (Vital Pressure Point Strikes)
  • Fa Jin – Explosive force emitted from contact
But that's just the tip of the iceberg!
In this workshop you will also get:
Tai Chi Chuan Skills
Attacking Skills
  • Elbows, Knees, Punches, & Kicks
  • ​Finger strikes (pokes to the eyes, throat and groin) 
  • ​Vital Point & Pressure Point Strikes  
  • ​Grappling -and escaping & evading grapples (including Ground Fighting)
  • ​Small joint manipulation and breaks
  • ​Breaking bones the Tai Chi Way
Movement Skills
  • Flowing
  • Slipping
  • Folding
  • ​Sticking & Crowding
  • ​Counter-Punching the Tai Chi Way
  • How to have Sweeping Chops (Like a flurry of hammers!)
  • ​Continuous Whipping Actions
Internal Skills
  • Steel Wrapped in Cotton
  • ​Poison Hand
  • ​1 Touch Knockouts
  • Whole Body Weight Applied to a small area for FIGHT ENDING power
  • ​Dissolving incoming force from strikes
  • ​Floating Root for MASSIVE power (both defensive & offensive)
The 2022 Clear Tai Chi Fighting Workshop
gives you the keys to unlock ALL of them.
Once you have seen and practiced these types of applications in several key Tai Chi moves, you will be able to spot the applications in any move, from any (true) Tai Chi Form.
Even beginners will come away with realistic Tai Chi self-defense after this workshop.
As long as you know a Tai Chi Form, the program will be easy to follow.
Some of the fighting concepts will be simple to apply immediately.
You will also get exposure to more sophisticated applications, along with the training and sparring methods to get ALL your skills ready for street-real use.
You will not see Tai Chi the same again!
Join us January 26-30th in Maryville, Tennessee.
Unless you know how to deal with the SPEED and INTENSITY of your attacker- 
you will be overwhelmed.
If you can't control the fighting space- 
                                                 they will control it for you.
Somewhere along the way, people forgot about that.
They thought they could distance themselves from having to train the essentials by developing all of these slick internal power tricks without knowing how to fight.
But they didn't understand the purpose of Tai Chi from the beginning...
What's the ONE THING you're going to get that will change everything?
You're going to get DEEP exposure to the reality of how fights work.
Yes, I'm going to show you Internal Power skills-
And yes, I'm going to show you how the Tai Chi moves can be used to attack, defend, or counter.
But the number one thing I'm going to give you IS:
A clear ability to fight with Tai Chi Chuan!
Before the end of this workshop- you will be a different person.
This is going to change how you see the art from now on-
And how you see its practitioners.
You will know who can fight with Tai Chi, and who can not.
And they might not know what you can do- but they'll see you have it.
They'll see it in every move of the set, and every time you do something.
And they might not know what it is-
but they'll know that they're missing something.
Because this knowledge changes EVERYTHING.
Are You Ready For That Kind of Transformation?

I really appreciate your insights and all the so called secrets of the true taichi chuan internal martial arts aspects that you are preaching to the world. 

I am in your debt after 45 years studying Yang and Wu style of taichi chuan. 

-William Wu

Truly impressed with your material. It has, I believe given me the key to open a black box I have had for 30 years

-Brian Scott

Sigung Clear is an excellent instructor and a very talented martial artist.

I would recommend his seminars wholeheartedly. 

You will not find a better explanation of the internal martial arts and its benefits.

-Steven M. Aldus

US Martial Arts Hall of Fame – Hall of Heroes Inductee (2017)

In one five day seminar I made more advancements in internal power than I had made in the last twenty years.

-Ty Talbert

Owner and Founder of Colton Tai Chi

Thank God for your program! 

In Costa Rica 9 guys attacked me...

This knowledge saved my life.

-Michael Kluzinski

This program is an amazingly smart approach in how to defend yourself, both physically and legally, before during and after an attack.

-H. Stratton Smith III, Attorney-At-Law

I have been able to understand, learn, and perform much more from your programs in just 2 years than in my previous 30 plus years of practicing martial arts.

Thank you for your instruction, Master Clear.

-George O'Masta

Thank God for your program! 

I am an offshore financial planner.

In Costa Rica 9 guys attacked me.

This knowledge saved my life.

Michael Kluzinski

You can bring a person from zero capability to an assured capability to defend and survive an attack.

I’ve used Richard’s training in real situations, and it is absolutely the technique I will use if ever threatened again.

It is simply the only system I’ve ever seen that actually works.

-LTC(R) Robert R. Leonhard

Ph.D.Analyst, Strategic AssessmentsNational Security Analysis Department

When I had to use this program on the street one day it worked just like you taught us. 

I would definitely recommend your program to busy executives who would like to develop the absolute ability to defend themselves.

-Benjamin T. Wacksman 

WP Commercial Inc.County Commissioner at Hillsborough County, Tampa, FL

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