Internal Damage :

Advanced Taichi Chuan for Combat

(57 Menit)


Who hasn’t seen the documentaries showing scores of people, mostly the elderly, lining the parks of China at the crack of dawn moving in concert slowly and harmoniously? A beautiful dance of balance and grace. Meditation in motion. This is today’s familiar face of Tai Chi.

Did you know that Tai Chi has another face, it’s original face . It was created for the same reason that all other martial arts were formed and that is for combat. Yes Tai Chi has a down and dirty side and this is it’s original purpose. The Tai Chi practiced as seen in the parks today is a recent creation.

“It’s too slow.” This is the comment made by most casual observers when they see the Tai Chi form being practiced and someone tells them that it’s a fighting art.

There has always been limited talk about Tai Chi being a fighting art but rarely has it been demonstrated as such outside of a few pushing methods. After watching Internal Damage: Advanced Tai Chi Chuan for Combat, you’ll know for sure that Tai Chi combat entails more than a push or two.

This video, a joint collaboration of Ramcity Productions and Specialist Defensive Training Co., shows with astonishing clarity, the effectiveness and combat genius of Tai Chi. The result is a realistic display of punishing self-defense methods that are not only highly effective but will also deliver deeper insights into just what the art really is. This dynamic, pulse pounding, training video displays masterful street worthy applications of the Tai Chi system and the hard pumping soundtrack will have you out of your seat training along.

And just who is Glenn Hairston? If you know about Glenn and how powerful his techniques are, then there’s a good chance that you’re a criminal and you were on the receiving end of one of his “wrecking balls.” Glenn Hairston is a police detective, a former federal officer, corporate security specialist and certified instructor of defensive and combative arts. With over forty years of martial arts training, Glenn has instructed police officers, high level security agents, U.S. Marines, and now he’s here to train you.

All the techniques displayed in Internal Damage Advanced Tai Chi Chuan For Combat are street tested and effective. In short, everything Glenn teaches, he’s used. After nearly thirty years of action, Glenn’s had plenty of time to figure out what’s effective and what’s not.

Isn’t it time to take your martial arts to the next level? Whether you are a Tai Chi player looking to advance his art, a practitioner of another style looking to broaden your knowledge or a novice looking to find the right martial art for you, Internal Damage Advanced Tai Chi Chuan has something for everyone.





Sifu Glenn Hairston began his tai-chi training in the 1970’s under the instruction of Master Yung-Ko-Chou from Manchuria. It was under Master Chou’s guidance that He learned the Yang Style long form, Push Hands & Free Hand Fighting Skill (tai-chi sparring). It was also Master Chou that introduced Glenn to Ba Gua Zhang a sister art of Tai Chi Chuan. Master Chou was a disciple of Master Chang Shih-Jung from mainland China whose teacher was Master Cheng Huai-hsien of Hopei, both of whom can be read about in the book (Chinese Boxing, Masters and Methods) by Robert W. Smith, published by (Kodansha international Ltd.).


Glenn has also studied Tai Chi with Master George Ling Hu of Chung King China who taught him the Sacred Yang form as well as introducing Glenn to Shuai Jiao the art of Chinese wrestling and Hsing-I Chuan (Mind/Body Boxing) another sister art of Tai-Chi-Chuan. Master George Ling Hu studied Tai Chi Chuan under Master Wang Yen-Nein of Taiyun City, Shanxi Province and Master Shih Ming in Beijing.


Sifu Hairston continued his studies of the Yang & Wu Styles of Tai Chi with Master Lu Ping Zhang of mainland China. He also received instruction in the Wu Style of Tai Chi with Master Alfred Huang.


Glenn Hairston is a law enforcement/security professional who for the past twenty-five years through his company Specialist Defensive Training has provided lectures, consultation, training video’s and a variety of specialized programs tailored to meet the needs of various corporations, businesses and organizations. Specialist Defensive Training Co. offers a variety of training options, however, the primary approach of (S.D.T.) is a hands on pugilistic method that is the result of actual field experience.


Mr. Hairston’s personal background includes: former federal law enforcement, local law enforcement, certified (PPS) personal protection specialist, certified security specialist, certified lethal weapons instructor, U.S. department of justice certified defensive tactics instructor, international police instructor, counter terrorism certifications, certified dignitary/witness protection agent, law enforcement (special instructor), law enforcement (general instructor), and over forty years in the field of martial arts to include Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese and Okinawa systems.


Glenn Hairston’s professional experience also extends to such areas as corporate security, aircraft security, executive protection and undercover operations.


Mr. Hairston has provided instruction and training for a variety of entities such as law enforcement agencies and academies, the U.S. military, security institutes and other organizations requiring specialized training. He also provides his expertise to the film industry. Mr. Hairston has acted in such films as Off White and Silence Of the Lambs.



01:37           The Relationship Between Defense And Offense

02:19           Section One

04:15                     Fighting Techniques For Section One

14:12           Section Two

17:10           Fighting Techniques For Section Two

27:57           Section Three

31:45           Fighting Techniques For Section Three

39:59           Ending A Fight Quickly