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    So what does a goverment official do?? What does...

    So what does a goverment official do?? What does a calligrapher do??
    Till the fields??

    Like I said read the histories.



    Earn a living, have a profession.
    Many became fighters because they...
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    Hobbs. You might be correct in regards to some...

    Hobbs.

    You might be correct in regards to some of the Chen villagers, pls, also read ALL the TJQ histories and the stories of the masters. You might get a surprise, as to who they were and who...
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    EF. TJQ does train the Pole in a similar...

    EF.

    TJQ does train the Pole in a similar method, we call it shaking the Pole and it should be 300 times in a session I am told. For extra benefit we also use a longer than normal pole to increase...
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    I am with dwid here. Logic tells me that if I...

    I am with dwid here.

    Logic tells me that if I step into a ring I need to be prepaed to be hit and suffer consequences from it.

    Add to that the venue(toughman) and that I am up against a more...
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    Forgot one example: Tell a Chinese or Japanese...

    Forgot one example:

    Tell a Chinese or Japanese to use Qi or Ki during an IMA lesson and he will never think twice or question what it is or if it even exists.

    The concept is an integral part of...
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    Vash. To a certain degree you are right. ...

    Vash.

    To a certain degree you are right.

    But those okinawans did NOT claim to teach a Chinese MA, the same way Funakoshi did not claim to teach an okinawan art.

    Certain aspects and insights...
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    XMA - Revolution.

    You guys and gals can form your own opinion on this.

    XMA - Revolution
  8. 9mm bullet at 3 paces. ;) Are you talking a...

    9mm bullet at 3 paces. ;)

    Are you talking a grappler or a ground grappler(BJJ/Judo/JJJ)??
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    I think Joedoe got it right. You won't know...

    I think Joedoe got it right.

    You won't know till you have to apply it in the real situation.
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    Savagewolf. I would say it really depends on...

    Savagewolf.

    I would say it really depends on your style, your goals and similar factors.

    Can you give us some more info?

    Cheers.
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    Vash. For me tradition is very important, it...

    Vash.

    For me tradition is very important, it helps me understand a lot of things.

    If you really want to understand something away from your culture you need to get involved into the tradition...
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    Thanks, for the link, added it to my collection....

    Thanks, for the link, added it to my collection.



    I think I understand what you are talking about, quiet different from the way we do the xiaojia sets too.

    Cheers.
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    Which one is that: Curl up into a fetal ball...

    Which one is that:

    Curl up into a fetal ball behind a heap of smelly brown stuff and hope nobody notices you?? :D
    j/k

    Acutally I have noticed that Dre-doggx has started similar threads on a...
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    IMO, and some might disagree. Your unarmed...

    IMO, and some might disagree.

    Your unarmed skills will not be complete and refined till you have done some weapon training.

    Seeya.
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    Has it really improved or do we live under the...

    Has it really improved or do we live under the false perception that things have improved? ;)

    When did NON-IMA people gain insight into IMA skill and their development, i don't see any how any...
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    Here is an exempt from THE TREATISE ON T'AI...

    Here is an exempt from

    THE TREATISE ON T'AI CHI CH'UAN
    Attributed to Wang Tsung-yueh [Wang Zongyue] (18th Century)



    Seeya.
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    Who would that be?? I don't judge MA by their...

    Who would that be??
    I don't judge MA by their girdle size, but by their skill in MA.



    Maybe it is a crime if he does not develop/nurture DECENT MA skills in them.
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    Re: Laughing Cow . . .

    The reasons were given above in posts above by people way more skilled in IMA than me.
    Reread the thread and also note whose posts I agreed with.

    IMA tend to train the body to move in a certain...
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    Jun_erh. Let me ask you a question what is...

    Jun_erh.

    Let me ask you a question what is more important for you having good MA skill or a good-looking body?

    IME, most IMA guys tend to carry very little excess fat, exceptions do exist.
    But...
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    Great responses from EF, BL & GA. Once a...

    Great responses from EF, BL & GA.

    Once a student asked my Sifu if he should take up exercises to increase his cardio, answer was do the form 10-times nonstop, if he could do it without props he...
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    Have to agree there with vapour & kuanti. The...

    Have to agree there with vapour & kuanti.

    The test prooves NOTHING, ZILCH, NAADA, NICHTS, etc.

    Any form of exercise will boost your immune system when compared to a group that does not...
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    Hi. I practice my art weekdays for 1~2 hours...

    Hi.

    I practice my art weekdays for 1~2 hours work and family permitting.
    Saturday 1.5hrs in the Park and 2hrs at the Kwoon.
    Sunday another 1.5~2hrs in the Park.

    This does NOT include...
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    Dark knight. I don't doubt that the training...

    Dark knight.

    I don't doubt that the training exists and is available, but what is the percentage of the average gun-owner that attends those courses? Less than 2%??

    IME, the average John Doe...
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    Yeah, you are right that they teach dajia, I got...

    Yeah, you are right that they teach dajia, I got their VCD's mostly for reference and comparison purpose. ;)

    AFAIK, most if not all the Chen family know both styles.



    I got 3 VCD's by CZL &...
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    BJ. Go and grow a tougher skin. Looks like...

    BJ.

    Go and grow a tougher skin.

    Looks like you can't even take a bit of good-natured ripping, sarcasm and tongue in cheek comments.
    ;)

    Remember that ol Monty Python song:
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