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    Monks in Enter the dragon

    I wonder if someone knows who are the monks in the beginning fight of Enter the dragon from Bruce Lee? There are those dressed in red, black, yellow and blue. I guess the black ones are daoists, the...
  2. I wonder if it is the term "humility" in western...

    I wonder if it is the term "humility" in western languages. Is it the same term in Chinese or Classical Chinese? As you mentioned 武德 isn't 德 the virtue and inner power distinctive in Chinese culture...
  3. Thread: Daoism

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    Steve, thanks and happy holidays wherever you...

    Steve, thanks and happy holidays wherever you are. What is about Daoism and Buddhism that people get interested in practicing martial arts? I see Chinese symbolism in martial arts schools and I am...
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    The evidence I had was when I started practicing...

    The evidence I had was when I started practicing hunka and visited several martial arts schools that had Chinese symbolism and claimed to be Daoist. My question was about kung fu masters that may...
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    Thank you Hebrew hammer for the link. The reason...

    Thank you Hebrew hammer for the link. The reason why I asked this is because, I imagine that in the past before 1970, masters most likely had a good understanding of Daoism. The problem is that if we...
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    Daoism

    I am curious to know how much interest have you focused in learning about Daoism in the southern Chinese styles. And from those who learned from their original master or master of a master, how much...
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    Funny how everybody interpreted a simple question...

    Funny how everybody interpreted a simple question about Masters in good healthy conditions as they advance in age, meaning past 50 or 60s. No, it is not shao lin dao it is just a simple question....
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    Isn't that generalization? I went to the hospital...

    Isn't that generalization? I went to the hospital the other day and noticed no vacancies and there still nurses shortage here in Los Angeles, CA, so people get sick not because they led a healthy...
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    I guess I was not clear in my posting, what I...

    I guess I was not clear in my posting, what I noticed is that many so called "masters" they are in pretty bad shape starting in their 50s. I thought someone who pretend or think is a master,...
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    Master Health Condition

    Isn't a master someone who is in shape until the end of his days. Some will get sick and that I understand however many that I see as they grow older, they are fat or big belly, slow and have hard...
  11. Thread: Mongols

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    It sounds that this posting is mixing Mongols...

    It sounds that this posting is mixing Mongols with prior nomads who were successful in invading and dominating other territories, are we talking about the Huns or the xiong nu? Not only Poland but...
  12. Thread: Iron Thread

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    Thanks, your input is appreciated. Looking at the...

    Thanks, your input is appreciated. Looking at the videos, I see the emphasis of breathing and tension in each movement. Are the six sounds? I read that they are related to emotions and internal...
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    Thanks for the references. I've seen the articles...

    Thanks for the references. I've seen the articles that aforementioned though I need clarification. How reliable are those interpretations or translations of the original text? Some videos seem to be...
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    Iron Thread

    Is there a book, article that gives the rudiments for a better understanding of this hungkyun form? I noticed that there are many YouTube clips and some long ones about this form. Any help is much...
  15. After watching street fights and now with...

    After watching street fights and now with internet, law enforcement and even police dogs, I always noticed that they bring the attacker to the ground. Aren't we anything different? I understand in...
  16. My first posting was not about BJJ and that's why...

    My first posting was not about BJJ and that's why I mentioned ground fighting. I've been watching big cats documentaries and noticed there is always both standing fighting and ground fighting. I am...
  17. I appreciate your input and will read what I can....

    I appreciate your input and will read what I can. Thank you.
  18. Really, is that the way it works? Tell me, I am...

    Really, is that the way it works? Tell me, I am curious, I see all these demos, why the guy who punches doesn't react, do you think he's going to do the way you are doing it. I see the application...
  19. In the beginning you thought I was a troll then...

    In the beginning you thought I was a troll then you seem to be invincible thinking that there is no ground fighting. BTW, I mentioned ground fighting not necessarily bjj and mentioned jj for the sake...
  20. Who's worrying. Let us not make it complicated....

    Who's worrying. Let us not make it complicated. In general, if there is a fight, chances is that ground fighting is inevitable, so what do you when someone is versed in ground fighting, come on let's...
  21. Really, so in your opinion this style is equal as...

    Really, so in your opinion this style is equal as jujitsu? or fighting on the ground? I am trying to find out why I haven't seen a style similar to jujitsu in China though most of the Japanese...
  22. Ground fighting and Kung fu (all styles known as of today

    I haven't see a thread relating a style that do both punch, kick, throws and ground fighting in TCMA in the past history as long as we can recollect written data. I can see some moves with some...
  23. Thread: yunnan baiyao

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    I always wonder if those concoctions or secret...

    I always wonder if those concoctions or secret recipes can only alleviate but not cure whatever may happen in muscles, ligaments and nerves in between. So far still a mystery to me.
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    I've seen your name in different sites including...

    I've seen your name in different sites including Chinese and Dao forums asking for translations from written Chinese into English and now I read "Chinese Hanzi", what does that mean? Isn't Hanzi:...
  25. I've tried several times and I can only say that...

    I've tried several times and I can only say that for me it works for minor issues when I am in good shape. Also, remember I had the first symptoms of UTI and it didn't help at all. It was later that...
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