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    RM, accolade? I'm just stating where I'm coming...

    RM, accolade? I'm just stating where I'm coming from. Nothing in what you have posted has given me any reason to believe you are a professional in the field of Chinese medicine. You haven't said...
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    Sticky, I'm sorry if you felt that I had called...

    Sticky, I'm sorry if you felt that I had called your Mesopotamian thing wrong, I was refering to the quote that you had called "profound."

    RM, you may not agree, but I have to say that my opinion...
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    A profound insight but... well... wrong. While...

    A profound insight but... well... wrong.

    While Shen is clearly seen in the eyes it is also considered (from a medical diagnostic point of view) visible in the facial expression, quality of...
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    I think this is a bit behind the times. It may...

    I think this is a bit behind the times. It may have been thought provoking ten or fifteen year ago.

    My own experience is that the level of interest in Taiji as a functional martial art has been...
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    I understand what you are getting at wujimon, but...

    I understand what you are getting at wujimon, but I'm going to take a shot at your terminology.

    To say PRC sets is too vague, you mean state sponsored sports sets. After all, Chen vilage is PRC...
  6. Ma Hong is my grand-teacher so know where this...

    Ma Hong is my grand-teacher so know where this comes from :) .

    Ma Hong lives a city not too far south of Beijing. What Taiji is the most popular in that region? The Yang style, particularly that...
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    The characters are "You Long" or swimming-dragon....

    The characters are "You Long" or swimming-dragon.

    BTW, its Liang's handwriting.
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    Sickness resulring from travel to the south of...

    Sickness resulring from travel to the south of China is still common. Look at SARS. Its basically a cold virus, but imagine how many people would have died if it had begin in the 1930's. The is...
  9. Push hands is about mid-range grappling. It...

    Push hands is about mid-range grappling. It relates to both hitting and throwing. Its the range for Chinna. Owning the mid-range smothers striking and keeps grapplers away. Unfortunately many...
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    The Yang two person form that is known as the...

    The Yang two person form that is known as the "88" was created in the late 1930's by Chen Weiming and Dong Yingjie. There is no Chen equivalent, as has been noted above.
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    Its my experience that in China they don't talk...

    Its my experience that in China they don't talk about Japanese martial arts at all. That someone has made the claim that Ju Jitsu comes from China is not surprising. Lots of people say lots of...
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    I agree with the Cow. The idea that shuang-zhong...

    I agree with the Cow. The idea that shuang-zhong has to do with weight in the feet is not clear from the classics. If you read the texts where this is dicussed you can see that they are talking...
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    I don't visit these boards much anymore but I...

    I don't visit these boards much anymore but I have managed to wade through tis thread and I may have something to add.

    First off, I'm a medical anthropologist with a specialization in...
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    I think that Vapour is outlining the key...

    I think that Vapour is outlining the key differences, it comes down to tactics. Strategically they are very similar, but after battle is engaged they are rather different.

    One way to approach it...
  15. The way martial artists use Qi is vague to the...

    The way martial artists use Qi is vague to the point of obscurity. Chinese medicine has the advantage of continued testability of the concept, while martial artists these days are reduced to playing...
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    Xu Gongwei told me that while there was an...

    Xu Gongwei told me that while there was an official committy tasked with creating the simplified form, it was Li Tainji who put the stamp on in it. In effect it is in the style prefered by Li...
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    Li Tainji is responsible for the Yang 24. As GLW...

    Li Tainji is responsible for the Yang 24. As GLW pointed out Fu Zhongwen (Yang Chengfu's nephew) hated this and all other short forms.

    Couch, that sounds like like Ji/Squeezing. A part of...
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    The discipline of Qing-Zhi-Bing/Disorders of the...

    The discipline of Qing-Zhi-Bing/Disorders of the emotions and will, is actually quite complete in Chinese medicine. There are aspects of it which caused some concern to atheistic and scientifically...
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    Actually Steve I think you confusing two...

    Actually Steve I think you confusing two different articulations of Jing here when you talk of the body replacing Jing with energy left over from daily activity. This Jing can not only be replaced...
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    Thanks Walter. I notice, however that my posts...

    Thanks Walter.

    I notice, however that my posts are either completely ignored or they stop the thread cold. The few dialogues that I have engaged in have had to do with people misreading my text...
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    There are several ****nyms that are...

    There are several ****nyms that are transliterated as Jing. (Keep in mind that these transliterations have no indication of tone, and tone is meaning in Chinese)

    In the context of the body Jing...
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    ddh, the book is "Road to Heaven: Encounters With...

    ddh, the book is "Road to Heaven: Encounters With Chinese Hermits." The author was Porter, perhaps Bill Porter? I think I must have lent it out and never got it back as its not in my library right...
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    Daosim is an oral tradition, so books are not...

    Daosim is an oral tradition, so books are not really the way to go into the depths of the teaching. While battered and bruised there is still a Daoist ascetic tradition in China. However, it is not...
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    How is your quality of release after a movement...

    How is your quality of release after a movement is finished? Perhaps a clearer dissolve would allow better flow. The Tissue often opens to express a Jin and then contracts to allow to allow the...
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    When speculating about Chinese history many...

    When speculating about Chinese history many people make the mistake of thinking that there is not a rich beauraucratic record to follow. While has been ravaged by time and misadventure, it does...
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