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    i agree with the initial post. qigong,...

    i agree with the initial post. qigong, speaking generally here, allows for a pretty d@mned refined level of physical control if practiced properly. if that were its only benefit, to create a...
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    my opinion, you can probably use a regular iron...

    my opinion, you can probably use a regular iron hand die da jui/dit da jow for your conditioning. though, i don't quite know why you would wanna put your fists through makiwara training.

    just...
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    i have to say this. i applaud those who have...

    i have to say this. i applaud those who have worked and gained benefits.... i am not just saying this so that i dont seem like a d!ck. but tai chi chih is not, by any stretch i have seen,...
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    hebei xingyquan here. guess there is more...

    hebei xingyquan here.

    guess there is more than you thought.

    i have a healthy amount of respect for the TST program. it is quite a full program and seems to do pretty well in systematically...
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    i'm a master, of course. but what does semen...

    i'm a master, of course. but what does semen have to do with any of it?
  6. Thread: T'ai Chi Chih

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    you are joking, eh? "the purpose of tai chi...

    you are joking, eh?

    "the purpose of tai chi chih is to circulate and balance the chi"
  7. Thread: T'ai Chi Chih

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    oh wow. what a little "gem" this is. i will...

    oh wow. what a little "gem" this is.

    i will let others comment on his knowledge of taoist practicies, as these can be fairly wide in scope and unique in practice. suffice it is for me to say i...
  8. Thread: Line Drawings

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    you are using way too much thinking. some good...

    you are using way too much thinking. some good advice i once recieved was that when you just think about it, you might never realize it. but when you only "do" it, you might never understand it.
    ...
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    the total number is 18 - and there are a few...

    the total number is 18 - and there are a few "areas" that arent exactly "joints" like your elbow or knee.

    in certain chen styles the bulk of the warm ups are arranged around increasing the...
  10. Thread: Line Drawings

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    what type of attack? the "lines" in between...

    what type of attack?

    the "lines" in between the points of the shapes you are talking about change.

    "I agree it is not the spine as much as it is the waist"

    more kua, less waist.
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    are you asking basically how the shoulders sit...

    are you asking basically how the shoulders sit above the hip lines? if so, the spine doesnt really twist so much.
    and open/close are more functions, not positions.
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    tiaji1983. well, i only cited one example that...

    tiaji1983. well, i only cited one example that was clear from memory. but about 8 feet through the air is correct.

    so who threw me? a fairly well known guy from taiwan. known mostly for his...
  13. Thread: Advice on Sung

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    well, since there have been some exercises...

    well, since there have been some exercises mentioned, i thought i would add a bit on the actual rules and perspective of it.

    when you raise your arm, as an example, your elbow is heavy. your...
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    a really really good player will be able to send...

    a really really good player will be able to send u back very far, very easily. the far-thest i was ever tossed in air was just a mere 7 or 8 feet, but that was 7 or 8 feet through the air until...
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    dont do sun style, but looks like a great basic...

    dont do sun style, but looks like a great basic teaching aid for anyone starting or intermediate in sun style.

    it is pretty d@mn hard to find great teaching aids. the best teaching aid in my...
  16. Thread: Hsing I question

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    maybe this will help, maybe not.... xingyi...

    maybe this will help, maybe not....

    xingyi isnt too much technique based. however, it will take you a decent amount of time to understand, and acquire the basic mechanics of the art. you will...
  17. Thread: hua jin and Fa jin

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    is dissolving and issuing really that different?

    is dissolving and issuing really that different?
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    for Yi/Intention, at a basic level, my simple...

    for Yi/Intention, at a basic level, my simple explanation is, mind + direction.

    it is simple, but i think it gets the point across effectively without diving too much into the more mystical areas...
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    exact same thing. making things come together. ...

    exact same thing. making things come together.

    btw, gotta love how dealing with an insurance program takes at least 45 minutes.... just to start!
    somedays i am completely busy, some days bored...
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    wow! chop! that is quite a routine! man, u love...

    wow! chop! that is quite a routine! man, u love ur weightlifting for sure!

    just curious, when you get older, have you thought about how you would need to change your routine? or how you would be...
  21. wow, just everything possible about that story is...

    wow, just everything possible about that story is wrong.

    i have seen an ad for this branch in my local yellow pages. i thought for a minute, but nah, i didnt wanna get my hands dirty. it just is...
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    the iron or wooden sphere training is just...

    the iron or wooden sphere training is just another tool people used. i have heard of lots of interesting training devices. gotta get creative, and a ball or sphere can be pretty handy little tool....
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    havent seen this clip of the hunyuan form yet. ...

    havent seen this clip of the hunyuan form yet.

    love the hunyuan form. the extra silk reeling is blended in perfectly, and in a very practical way. it is a bad@ss form for sure. a touch more...
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    i actually like to start with larger warm up and...

    i actually like to start with larger warm up and silk reeling exercises. many times, for the movement, i will start from small, expand, then contract and repeat.

    but, i know exactly what u are...
  25. Thread: Tai Chi Belly

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    nice quote! haha. i like that. didnt...

    nice quote!

    haha. i like that.

    didnt know that this "chi belly" had to do specifically with taiji and such, however.

    oh no! am i gonna have a chi belly in 10 years???
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