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    One thing that's become apparent to me after a...

    One thing that's become apparent to me after a long time of trying to find power in moving a certain way, is that your source of power cannot itself be a movement. For example, to say you have to...
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    I sincerely thank you for this clarification.

    I sincerely thank you for this clarification.
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    Do you think you've clarified anything? Nothing...

    Do you think you've clarified anything? Nothing you've said can be put into practice, because your words deal largely in abstraction and offer no advice in the way of practical training method....
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    What I'm saying is that the use of vertical power...

    What I'm saying is that the use of vertical power as the primary power of all actions is not specific to any style, but that it is simply superior to horizontal power (the power that can be generated...
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    Vertical VS Horizontal

    Hello, I wanted to start a thread to discuss an issue that I haven't found much information on:
    the issue of vertical versus horizontal power. Like many martial arts enthusiasts, I was very much ...
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    Master Chen Zhonghua lives in Canada, I believe...

    Master Chen Zhonghua lives in Canada, I believe in Edmonton. He spends a large portion of the year traveling around the world doing workshops. He also spends some portion of the year, I think...
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    Thank you for this advise. That's a very...

    Thank you for this advise. That's a very interesting connection to make: the connection between the poetic and practical elements of Chinese martial arts. At Shaolin they speak of XinYiBa, and indeed...
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    I made a mistake and the link I posted doesn't...

    I made a mistake and the link I posted doesn't really contain a demonstration.
    I highly recommend watching other videos of Chen Zhonghua to get a better example of the skill in action.
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    What is the skill of Shaolin?

    Hello,

    My name is John Rojcewicz. I have been very passionate about martial arts, particularly Chinese martial arts, for about eight years now.
    During my exploration of Chinese martial arts, I...
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    really? how so?

    really? how so?
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    [QUOTE=Rojcewicz;855905]

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    your right, but I only ever ment to speak in the...

    your right, but I only ever ment to speak in the realm of fantasy. If Pei Mei like master actually existed is entirely questionable but what does exist is their mythology. What Im simply stating is...
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    yes, it is born from movies but that doesn't make...

    yes, it is born from movies but that doesn't make it any less meaningful for although the characters are not real, the concepts and principles which they capture are; thats what interested me.
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    just a question

    For me the "coolness", the iconic image of kung fu masters, was a big part of what got me involved in kung fu, and the idea of becoming a wise and skilled master still drives me. This to me is...
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    seems like we got way off subject somewhere.

    seems like we got way off subject somewhere.
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    ah ok, yeah I understand exactly what you mean...

    ah ok, yeah I understand exactly what you mean and agree. I would think the pose striking is so common in kung fu cinema as a form of posturing; that the characters are simply showing off. Many...
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    i agree and I see where your coming from, but...

    i agree and I see where your coming from, but could you explain what you mean by stances as a "point of reference"?
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    yes, but those traditions are also in place to...

    yes, but those traditions are also in place to maintain a standard of training from which those punchs and kicks will become effective. I feel that the stances I train in class are directly...
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    Im not sure why the TCMA vs MMA is such a big...

    Im not sure why the TCMA vs MMA is such a big topic, all thats truly different about the styles is the method of training, the product can often be the same.

    I didnt start this to make a war, just...
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    I agree, but their is nothing inherit in kung fu...

    I agree, but their is nothing inherit in kung fu which tells one not to do practical combat training, all that is inherit is the use of drills, stances, and forms to construct a solid foundation from...
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    Yes, everyone understands that both people can do...

    Yes, everyone understands that both people can do it, the point is that when such moves are allowed, even the BJJ player will stop trying to put you in an arm bar in exchange for groin smashing.
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    I agree, about the dominant position and the...

    I agree, about the dominant position and the submission he used was a standing guillotine, pretty standard for most martial arts.
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    I didn't say anything about dirty techniques,...

    I didn't say anything about dirty techniques, although nearly all of Brazilian jujitsu is useless if someone is targeting your eyes and balls and his buddies mite stomp your head, its true that...
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    no its not the ring that makes your kung fu not...

    no its not the ring that makes your kung fu not work. the black belt I spoke of in my original post, the guy who has been successful in MMA, his skills came from kung fu but in order to adapt to MMA...
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    I said he DID have to adapt in order to do well...

    I said he DID have to adapt in order to do well in MMA, and the need for a ground game in MMA is not something I question. The statement was that the MMA venue, like all sport venues, is a set...
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