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    Thanks for the info and pics. I would train this...

    Thanks for the info and pics. I would train this skill with Tu if I lived in California... maybe next time I'm in Taiwan I'll have a chance.
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    Strange. I can see some value in stretching and...

    Strange. I can see some value in stretching and strengthening the internal organs via lifting weights with the base of the "package," but to toughen or desensitize the testicles to that degree...
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    So what I want to know is: is he able to take the...

    So what I want to know is: is he able to take the kick to the groin because he sucks his balls into his body in advance or because his balls have somehow become so tough they don't hurt so much when...
  4. Thread: Qigong videos

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    http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=_sej0HIhT_k I...

    http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=_sej0HIhT_k

    I can recommend these videos if you can understand Chinese. Even if you can't you can still probably get 80% by paying attention to the video.
  5. Thread: Longfist Vids

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    Longfist Vids

    Here are some more sample Longfist vids from my Taiwanese teacher's DVDs for those who might be interested:

    Longfist:

    Taizu Longfist Form Two Demo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qb1znn33EJM
    ...
  6. Thread: Mantis Videos

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    Sticky: More Kung-fu Loung Mantis

    Here are some more samples of forms and applications from my Taiwanese teachers' DVDs for those who might be interested.

    Mantis:

    29 Mantis Fist Techniques:...
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    You people must be kidding. It's obviously a...

    You people must be kidding. It's obviously a joke. Even if he is Chinese and trying to Romanize Hakka or whatever, the English is too much of a bad stereotype to be a serious attempt at...
  8. Thread: Obese Sifu?

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    There's a big difference between being a little...

    There's a big difference between being a little overweight and obese. This guy is at least 40 lbs. overweight but I'd be happy to study with him cuz he looks awesome:
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    I never had a 9 to 5 in Taiwan, always working at...

    I never had a 9 to 5 in Taiwan, always working at Cram Schools for hours like 11 to 7 or even 6 to 9. I also did work some weekends, but I preferred a smaller number of hours per day to allow for...
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    Why not check out one of the Mantis/Longfist...

    Why not check out one of the Mantis/Longfist schools mentioned in this thread:

    http://ezine.kungfumagazine.com/forum/showthread.php?t=44270

    Mantis isn't exactly Shaolin, but it is a great style...
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    Very interesting story. Thanks for sharing those...

    Very interesting story. Thanks for sharing those experiences.

    GM Liu was from an extremely wealthy family in Shandong. That was how his family was able to retain the best teachers for him....
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    Omar is right about the character. 坛 is the...

    Omar is right about the character. 坛 is the simplified for 壇. It originally means "altar" or "ceremonial hall" (like Tiantan in Beijing=Temple/Altar of Heaven), but also comes to mean like "forum."...
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    This is wrong. The mountain is 武當 (wu3 dang1), GM...

    This is wrong. The mountain is 武當 (wu3 dang1), GM Liu's organization is 武壇 (wu3 tan2).
  14. Poor Confucius--everyone bashes on him nowadays...

    Poor Confucius--everyone bashes on him nowadays without even understanding him. He didn't say you have to pigeonhole yourself to one role, just that you should play your roles well... If you have a...
  15. Thread: chi vampirism

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    No such thing. You're thinking of "psychic...

    No such thing. You're thinking of "psychic vampirism," which is something only people who do Wicca-type silliness believe in.
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    I have nothing against Zhaobao Taiji, but this...

    I have nothing against Zhaobao Taiji, but this theory they keep trying to propagate about Taiji coming from Mt. Wudang is clearly just a bid for their style to claim senority. Chen Taiji IS in fact,...
  17. The problem with KF trying to compare the...

    The problem with KF trying to compare the effectiveness of Kung Fu training to MMA training is that there's nothing close to a standard for what Kung Fu training conists of. There are literally...
  18. Even if you've practiced the form a gazillion...

    Even if you've practiced the form a gazillion times your body doesn't just go into auto-pilot as soon as you perform the first move. There may be combinations of 2 to 5 moves in a form that you can...
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    叟 (sou3) really means more like "old man" or...

    叟 (sou3) really means more like "old man" or "elder" in the sense of "the elderly." It doesn't mean "elder" like we think of as the head of a village or clan or something. That would be more like 長者...
  20. Wrestling, BJJ, MMA, Sambo, Judo, boxing, and...

    Wrestling, BJJ, MMA, Sambo, Judo, boxing, and Muay Thai coaches are nicer than CMA teachers. ;)

    Seriously, it wouldn't make sense for them not to have known how to fight "back in the day" because...
  21. This is somewhat true with PM, but not really...

    This is somewhat true with PM, but not really true for LF. PM forms generally don't try to hide the applications, though there are sometimes extra applications hidden within them that may take some...
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    Uh, Confucius never said "the teacher only...

    Uh, Confucius never said "the teacher only teaches and the student only learns." Quite the opposite, in fact. He said "when two men walk side by side, a teacher of mine must be there" (that is, I'm...
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    My Taiwanese teacher said that it originally...

    My Taiwanese teacher said that it originally should be "18 Hands," but that some people also choose to interpret it as "18 Old Men" because the form is performed in a relatively slow, relaxed manner....
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    In my Taiwanese teacher's system of qigong, all...

    In my Taiwanese teacher's system of qigong, all the exercises can be broken into levels. As they move from the third to fourth level they become much less physical and more mental/esoteric....
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    Poll: In studying Chinese lit., I've noticed a strong...

    In studying Chinese lit., I've noticed a strong tendency among the Chinese to want to take everything that's good and collect it in one spot so that they can forget about the rest. The Huainan-zi was...
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