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  1. I'd be interested. I'd also be interested to...

    I'd be interested. I'd also be interested to see:

    - not just ways to finish it, but the major weaknesses of that particular method to be aware of. (e.g. takedowns that involve going on the knee...
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    I think it's a bit like lifting the bar, eh? You...

    I think it's a bit like lifting the bar, eh? You wouldn't teach a total beginner to squat 300 pounds, you would first do it with nothing to get their form right.

    Or like learning words in a...
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    I never heard a wrestling teacher say "I'm going...

    I never heard a wrestling teacher say "I'm going to do an instructional now on a spladle." Nor at my first CMA school which sparred heavily, nor at the MMA school I visited a number of times my...
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    Interesting - thanks for the insight. I guess...

    Interesting - thanks for the insight.

    I guess I really don't understand. If people can spar medium contact at their own schools under their own liability policy, couldn't there be a blanket...
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    I guess I understand and appreciate critiquing a...

    I guess I understand and appreciate critiquing a demo, but to expect a demo to be realistic would make it pressure testing/light sparring rather than a demo (or at least make it a live-demo of some...
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    Thanks for the info. So I went to the...

    Thanks for the info.

    So I went to the http://shaolininstitute.com/institute/events.shtml website about the event, but the information was really scarce. There's almost no information about the...
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    Hi Richard, just a few questions if you mind: ...

    Hi Richard, just a few questions if you mind:

    Is this the usual time of year it occurs? I don't know if I could make it in future years (certainly not this year), but I might be interested to put...
  8. All just IME as I'm a beginner, but was taught...

    All just IME as I'm a beginner, but was taught that one of the key things to learn from BaDuanJin is how to apply force:

    Inhaling IME is almost always done during deflective movements due in part...
  9. I generally believe inductive as you describe it...

    I generally believe inductive as you describe it leads more toward a student who will improve and critically inquire into the practice rather than blindly accept it.

    For example, I went to study...
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    Hi Juna, Irrespective of this "revised report"...

    Hi Juna,

    Irrespective of this "revised report" or the other report linked, both use the same self-reported 314 UN cases as evidence. Here is from your updated link (bolding my own):



    This...
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    Hi Juna, This was posted at the top of this...

    Hi Juna,

    This was posted at the top of this thread page (in the wiki link). It's disturbing and concerning, but whether or not the "Majority" of the harvested organs are from 'falun gong'...
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    Is meat eating/consumption compatible with environmentalism?

    Probably one of the more important topics related to meat-eating/and animal consumption would be the sustainability (or lack thereof) and how it affects the environment.

    A recent documentary,...
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    Once we have some solid evidence, they might gain...

    Once we have some solid evidence, they might gain credibility, but FalunGong's beliefs are often likened to Scientology. They may have a few useful life-practice/self-betterment techniques, but it...
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    Is there any evidence independent of...

    Is there any evidence independent of FalunGong/FalunDafa that the majority of organ harvestees are falun gong practitioners? I recall reading that this Doctors against Forced Organ Harvesting was a...
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    Thanks for sharing, nice website you have and...

    Thanks for sharing, nice website you have and clearly you've spent a great amount of time for the benefit of others writing it.

    I've only spent a minuscule amount of time with tai-chi teachers, so...
  16. Thanks Sal - here is her youtube channel: ...

    Thanks Sal - here is her youtube channel:

    https://www.youtube.com/user/ShaolinChanWuYi/videos

    She teaches a number of shaolin foundational skills in english videos such as:
    -Natural DanTian...
  17. Looks to be a nice thorough book from my half...

    Looks to be a nice thorough book from my half hour 'skim through'. Take this review with a grain of salt, as the book really deserves a full couple reads for a decent review due to the amount it...
  18. Had a friend who used to be very involved in the...

    Had a friend who used to be very involved in the street comings and goings so to speak. He was friends with and trained for some time at the local MMA gym with several MMArtists who become low level...
  19. Thread: Pan Gen 盘根

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    It's possible Master Wu even just made it up from...

    It's possible Master Wu even just made it up from foundational movements to aid in foundational practice repetition.

    A student of Master De Jian who left and started his own school didn't even...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDT-Z0n69FI

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDT-Z0n69FI
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    Continuation: ...

    Continuation:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oEHlg6yJGQ

    (Only 1 video allowed per post, so I have to post another for second part)
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    It might also be worth mentioning these...

    It might also be worth mentioning these foundational movement practices assist in developing/understanding the relation between the roots of the "Three Sections" (SanJie), which is the basis for any...
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    Demonstration of some traditional Shaolin ...

    Demonstration of some traditional Shaolin

    Arhat Body-Protection Hammers
    (LuoHanHuShenChui)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rc7JhLD8pmo
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    I believe it was based Numbers 6:6 ...

    I believe it was based Numbers 6:6


    https://www.biblegateway.com/verse/en/Numbers%206:6

    Analyzing the original texts, rather than english translations, would help know what it is SPECIFICALLY...
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    White privilege? Or modern-refrigerator privilege?

    So we have religious followers which are explicitly insistent on plant-based diets:

    Buddhists (per mahayana sutras)
    Jains
    Select Taoists
    Select Rastafari groups
    Nazirites (abrahamic religion...
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