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    Poll: He was definitely good at the military arts of...

    He was definitely good at the military arts of the time.
    Confucius advocated the education of a gentry ( junzi ) through the study of six arts ( Liu Yi ): Mannerisms/Rituals ( Li ), Music,...
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    你说话也不必这么苛刻,英语并不是世界上唯一的语言。你的中文不是不错么,何必那么计较。...

    你说话也不必这么苛刻,英语并不是世界上唯一的语言。你的中文不是不错么,何必那么计较。
    失礼のはお前なんだよ。

    eng: You really shouldn't be so condescending. English isn't the only language in the world. I thought your Chinese is pretty good, why...
  3. Thread: Long tassel sword

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    Here's a few reasons why it can't be anything...

    Here's a few reasons why it can't be anything else other than decorative:

    Langyard:
    A langyard is a sturdy loop that goes through the handles. The modern tassle is no longer a loop, nor is it...
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    Holy flying batman. Go see a doctor! Usually...

    Holy flying batman.
    Go see a doctor!

    Usually with moderation and good message, this shouldn't happen when you are doing conditioning. Sounds like you are trying to progress way too fast.
  5. Thread: Long tassel sword

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    As pretty decorations when the sword is hanged on...

    As pretty decorations when the sword is hanged on the wall.

    The tassel is a purely decorative part of the sword. It was derived from langyards ( A loop that strapes to the wrist ) when swords were...
  6. The principals are as complicated as you make it....

    The principals are as complicated as you make it. I personally find baji principals very easy to understand. Same thing goes for bagua and taiji principals. Of course theoritical understanding and...
  7. baji and meihua mantis have vastly different...

    baji and meihua mantis have vastly different approaches to fighting. It really depends on your personality and your preference to the approaches.

    Baji prefers heads on attacks that throws...
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    I think one thing that stood out in the movie for...

    I think one thing that stood out in the movie for me were the authentic Qin dynasty armors, weapons and costumes. I grew so tired of the generic "asian" or "Chinese" clothing and armor in movies and...
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    Sorry for asking, but what exactly is Kempo? I've...

    Sorry for asking, but what exactly is Kempo? I've been confused by it for many years. It claims to be a Chinese art? Then why is it pronounced in Japanese? And why is it in the _incorrect_...
  10. Thread: Taikiken vs Karate

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    If I remember correctly, Taikiken's kanji is 太気拳,...

    If I remember correctly, Taikiken's kanji is 太気拳, ultimate "qi" fist. It's a Japanese offshot of YiQuan 意拳( DaChengQuan 大成拳), YiQuan is an offshot of XingYiQuan. It has nothing to do with TaiJiQuan.
  11. Thread: Fist of Legend

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    He was supposed to be a student of Huo Yuan Jia,...

    He was supposed to be a student of Huo Yuan Jia, so he technically would be doing MiZongQuan ( also called MiZhongYi ).

    but he's actually doing movie fu
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    I think it's probably best for you to seek out...

    I think it's probably best for you to seek out more formal instructions once you feel that you've hit a wall with what you have.

    Styles are irrelevant at this point. I suggest something generic...
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    The problem with that is that it develops the...

    The problem with that is that it develops the habit of being flat footed while moving.
    Putting the weight on the balls of the feet can develop the leg strength/endurance necessary for prolonged...
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    For what it's worth, let me mention that in the...

    For what it's worth, let me mention that in the video, he stands in his horse stance with the weight on the side of his feet.

    This is _incorrect_. The reason is that it will develop such habits,...
  15. Thread: Chinese characters

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    No problems. 4. Fan Zhu Quan - Unsure, do you...

    No problems.

    4. Fan Zhu Quan - Unsure, do you mean fan zhou quan (翻肘拳)?
    Here the middle character is a little different. It's actually a very simple character, almost like number seven -> 7 ->...
  16. Thread: Chinese characters

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    Some corrections based on your description: 4....

    Some corrections based on your description:

    4. Fan Zhu Quan - Unsure, do you mean fan zhou quan (翻肘拳)?
    8. Yao Quan - 瑶拳
    10. Zhuang Quan - 壮拳
    25. Wen Jing Quan - 文经拳 ( although 问津 exist as well...
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    I'll try to fill in as much as I can: 2. Shuai...

    I'll try to fill in as much as I can:

    2. Shuai Jiao 摔跤
    3. Wudang Quan 武当拳
    4. Fan Zhu Quan
    5. Miao Quan 苗拳
    6. Hou Quan 猴拳
    7. Emei Quan 峨嵋
    8. Yao Quan 鹞拳
    9. Hua Quan 华
  18. As long as you take it for what it's worth --...

    As long as you take it for what it's worth -- peaceful and relaxing exercise for the masses -- then they are perfectly ok.
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    Because of threads like this, there are hopes for...

    Because of threads like this, there are hopes for us yet.
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    Style differences means the different...

    Style differences means the different specialization and emphasis on how to approach a fight. Such as styles that were passed down from practitioners with small body size, they might be fast and...
  21. Thread: Bajiquan

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    TongBei is a predecessor to Pigua. Pigua is...

    TongBei is a predecessor to Pigua. Pigua is considered a complimentary style to Baji. TongBei is not a shaolin style. Although Shaolin did absorb its methods into its system.

    Oh yeah, it is...
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    No, it's called being a thug. Please don't...

    No, it's called being a thug.
    Please don't poison CMA with this kind of thinking.

    If all the above arts can be seen as "Macho" without deliberatly resort to your suggested actions, why can't you...
  23. Thread: Bajiquan

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    There's no such thing as internal/external...

    There's no such thing as internal/external styles.

    Bajiquan is a style with sophesticated power generation method that is similar to XingYi. Baji has nothing to do with BaGua, although some say...
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    馆(guan3) as in 武馆( wu3 guan3 )

    馆(guan3) as in 武馆( wu3 guan3 )
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    Chinese astronauts safely returned to Earth.

    I'm suprised that no one here mentioned this yet.

    The 2nd manned Chinese space mission ended with the safe return of the astronauts. Another giant step for China. With all the religion hohums...
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