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    10894 The 37th posture in the Mawangdui Daoyin...

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    The 37th posture in the Mawangdui Daoyin from Western Han (206 BCE-9 CE) is likely squirrel style...
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    Yeah, "high-effort, low-reward endeavor" sums it...

    Yeah, "high-effort, low-reward endeavor" sums it up well. I think another factor that's often overlooked is the amount of handguns out there compared to back in the 70s and 80s...
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    They very likely could have been spitting moves...

    They very likely could have been spitting moves long ago before the moves were turned into tai chi. There are still traces of it in the Wu 108 repulse the monkey, and the same with repulse the monkey...
  4. Different people learn different ways. Language...

    Different people learn different ways. Language is a double-edged sword that can be used for or against you. Over there in Virginia people most likely are dealing with a re-mapping of two languages,...
  5. Yes, to master the form, but it can be...

    Yes, to master the form, but it can be distracting for newer students. Even using the unique names of each move can be make their minds wander. The same goes for even somewhat descriptive terms like...
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    Was just reading about a bronze blade that was a...

    Was just reading about a bronze blade that was a suprising find at a Linjia excavation in Gansu Province. It was found below the foundation of dwelling going back to the Yangshao Culture of the...
  7. Thread: Yoga

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    The two major problems are really between the...

    The two major problems are really between the Lanka and the Vajracchedika, or the Yogacara and Madhyamika schools of thought around the time of Bodhidharma.

    Yeah, warrior pose was most likely...
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    I bet she can dance too. If anyone could make a...

    I bet she can dance too. If anyone could make a "sequel to 47 Ronin" its her! Anyway, I don't believe every one of them killed themselves...
  9. Yeah, "too much rice" is too much starch. You...

    Yeah, "too much rice" is too much starch. You need something to lube it down. If you have problems with your veggies, than how about some kind of fruit? Pineapple can help leach toxins from one's...
  10. Would not suggest using the tassel if you are...

    Would not suggest using the tassel if you are relearning the form. Same goes for for the poem or the ancient music that syncs to that form. They are all advanced levels after you've got the form...
  11. The early Ming era navy used bean-sprouts to...

    The early Ming era navy used bean-sprouts to avoid scuvy since they had diets mostly of rice. Columbus brother the map maker very likely had copies of world maps the Chinese had made.

    I just...
  12. Thread: Yoga

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    I know its difficult to separate Buddhism and...

    I know its difficult to separate Buddhism and Yoga because one somewhat grew out of the other, and with 5 element theories there are similar elements all over the place, but you are on-to-something...
  13. Wonder then what you all think of this Chi Sau...

    Wonder then what you all think of this Chi Sau and these Wing Chun demos overall: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJpJ3k8nh20
  14. Haha, why are you guys so scared to call it B1TCH...

    Haha, why are you guys so scared to call it B1TCH Style kung fu??? There are many kung fu schools called White Tiger here in America!

    LOL, now I know, that word is censored by this forum, so I had...
  15. It makes sense "the founder(s) did not fully...

    It makes sense "the founder(s) did not fully allow for Wrestlers" if she was a female as the legend has it trying to avoid a forced-marriage, since males would have an strength advantage on the...
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    That's why I bring my kung fu spear when there's...

    That's why I bring my kung fu spear when there's a problem-bear in the area. The thing is on that side of the border you risk a $10000 fine if you kill the bear, so you have them them play with the...
  17. Thread: photo editing

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    GIMP is very similar but its a free open-source...

    GIMP is very similar but its a free open-source app. You can do anything in GIMP that you can do in Photoshop. There's lots of YouTubes about it out there because all the artists that use it have...
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    Is there not some easy way of watching this...

    Is there not some easy way of watching this without ads?
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    Come to think of it, I did learn some kung fu in...

    Come to think of it, I did learn some kung fu in the early 80's that was very similar to squirrel moves and they were called grab-arts. They were very fast takedown combos of at least 5 moves each....
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    That's interesting. The sparrows and squirrels...

    That's interesting. The sparrows and squirrels both eat out of the same dish in the yard, sometimes close together. They both have the same approach: Keep looking up for hawks, grab fast and retreat...
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    The existance of Squirrel Kung-Fu

    There is a Native American squirrel vs. grizzly style where the squirrel defeats the grizzly with arrowhead in its mouth. It is basically how to defeat your larger opponant by a thousand cuts.
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    Oh, did you really mean this Bong Sao song:...

    Oh, did you really mean this Bong Sao song:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xou0P8yIZCc
    Those wing chun dummies can do Bong Sao with one hand tied behind their back, haha
    Its seems the same...
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    Its not only bad for your business but also for...

    Its not only bad for your business but also for the Ojibwe and Chippewa Indians (who have spear forms too).
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    I even found some ancient music that syncs pretty...

    I even found some ancient music that syncs pretty close to it. What I love about Chinese history, is that it is so massive, if you just look long enough for a soundtrack to a form, you will probably...
  25. Thread: Tagou

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    Somebody's got to make a movie Shaolin Hockey...

    Somebody's got to make a movie Shaolin Hockey that's like Shaolin Soccer. I liked that movie. I've been telling my nephew that's a professional hockey player that he's got to learn Spring and Autumn...
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