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    Greetings Jimbo and SteveLau

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo View Post
    Doubtful. Even most people who train MA seriously and become good at it, end up quitting by middle age.
    Longevity in the arts may be directly correlated to the reason why people train it in the first place. If it is just fighting, there is only so far you can take it. If the arts are approached for health reasons or for spiritual reasons, the person may keep up with it for a longer period of time, if not for a lifetime.

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    mickey,

    I both agree and disagree.

    I've seen people come and go out of MA (not just switching styles, but quitting cold turkey) for all kinds of reasons. Not only those who emphasized fighting. Many people get into KF and become almost obsessive about it; researching KF history, qigong, ultra-healthy diet, outside practice, wearing their KF shirts everywhere, talking about everything KF-related. Many of these are mostly into the "artistic" or "lifestyle" aspects of KF, and even show some natural talent for it. Then, after progressing quickly, usually within a couple years or so, their interest wanes and they have other interests/obligations. Then they just stop, usually very suddenly. Occasionally one will drift back a couple years later and try it again, but whereas before they were enthusiastic, confident and could move well, now they appear sullen, withdrawn, and have often lost all coordination at KF. Then they disappear for good.

    Ironically, I find that most of the people I know who are devoted lifelong practitioners are those who were motivated by and emphasized the 'fighting' or application aspects earlier on. They didn't do ONLY fighting, but learning how to apply the art was their main focus. Along the way, they'd also had an interest in other aspects as well, and now their personal focus can alternate or shift.

    At least, these have been some of my observations.
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    Hi Jimbo,

    I agree.

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    Those poor people think H2H is a factor on a modern battlefield...
    Boy, I hate to say but are they ever in for a surprise!
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    The Russians taught their troops the upward forearm block against knife attacks by Mujahideen. With more and more asymmetric warfare in our world training some H2H doesn't seem such a silly idea.

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    Chinese Military TAI CHI

    Wednesday, 23 March 2016
    Henan's Military Police Learn Chen Taijiquan




    China's official military police website recently highlighted the introduction of Chen Taijiquan into the training programme of its officers. The idea behind its introduction is to transmit traditional culture, improve officers physical constitutions and to enrich their cultural awareness and life style when they are not on operational duty. In the time-honoured Chinese way, the movement is encapsulated in a slogan: "Learn Taiji, strengthen the body and spirit, quieten the heart and nurture the body".



    To get the project up and running, Henan province's military police approached Henan's Chen Style Taijiquan Association and invited Zheng Dongxia to teach them Taijiquan. Zheng Dongxia is a disciple of Chenjiagou Taijiquan grandmaster Chen Zhenglei and daughter of Zheng Guorui one of his senior disciples from the early days. I visited Zheng Guorui's school in Wenxian back in 1997 when his daughter was about sixteen years old and already a competent coach, barking commands at the young students under her charge. Fast forward a couple of decades and it is now the military police being put through their paces.


    1997 visiting Zheng Guorui's Henan Wenxian Taiji Shaolin Wushu School.

    David Gaffney at 14:45
    quieten the heart?
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    Slightly OT

    Just can't resist this. We've all had this student...

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    Slightly OT

    Relationships


    Blind Dating, Chinese Military-Style
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    Charles Liu Charles Liu, October 25, 2016 10:47am



    Cutbacks haven’t fully diminished the size of China’s military, and neither has it decreased its demand for wives.

    This was proven in a mass dating event in Wuhan, Hebei last Saturday. The annual event, now in its tenth year, paired 200 soldiers from the air division of the People’s Liberation Army with some 200 single women. All participants shared a lunch together at a long, tiny table and then later played games and sang songs to help them break the ice.

    Despite China’s notorious gender imbalance, the number of women interested in attending the mass dating event outnumbered the men. An initial group of 500 women were whitled down to 200, mostly white collar workers and teachers from local schools. In fact, the single soldiers were so in demand that some women attending the event had to settle for having lunch with other women who couldn’t find a partner.

    Last year’s event resulted in ten couples tying the knot, which was performed at this year’s event that also featured a performance by military personnel. The event is responsible for around a hundred such weddings over the years.

    Mass weddings are common in China, and are often performed by people in the same field such as the military, police, or construction. Events such as the opening of a tunnel or a railway line are sometimes marked by such mass weddings.








    Source: People's Daily, iFeng News Client, iFeng News Client
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeneChing View Post
    Mass weddings are weird to me.
    Yeah... me too.
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    The People's Liberation Army shares Wushu with the Assam Regimental Centre

    Wushu warriors from ARC help in keeping the Army fighting fit

    Jayanta Gupta | TNN | Nov 20, 2016, 10.38 PM IST



    SHILLONG: They may be eyeball to eyeball with the People's Liberation Army (PLA) along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) but all things Chinese aren't unacceptable for the Indian Army.
    Over the last 13 years, the Assam Regimental Centre (ARC) in Happy Valley, Shillong, has turned into the Wushu node for the Indian Army. Wushu is a Chinese martial art form and the Assam Regiment has taken it upon itself to train soldiers from other regiments in this sport that requires extreme skill and fitness.
    "It is apt that Wushu is taught here to personnel of the Army. Apart from Wushu, the ARC is also the Karate node of the Indian Army. The boys in the regiment are great sportsmen and have earned laurels in national as well as international events," said Lt Gen Subrata Saha, deputy chief of the Army staff and colonel of the regiment.
    Wushu is a combination of Kung-Fu, a martial art form that originated in China, and gymnastics. Wushu has two separate forms - Taolu and Sanda. Taolu is one where competitors display various routines that are with and without arms. Sanda is the combat component and sees the participants take part in competitions of free-fighting. According to another officer, this form of martial art helps in keeping troops fit and aids in concentration and discipline.
    "Wushu training emphasizes on quickness, explosive power, and natural, relaxed movement. The Wushu practitioner must combine flexibility with strength, speed with flawless technique and fierce intent with effortless execution. This is why a soldier can pick up the martial art faster as he is already fit. The Wushu Association of India came into being in 1989 but in 2003, Capt M Amit Kumar was the sole representative from the Army and Services at the 12th National Wushu Chamionship held at Chennai. After winning gold in the Taolu event, he was instrumental in setting up the Wushu Node at ARC, Shillong. Since then, soldiers who received training here have won medals in national and international events," the officer added.
    India has shown promise in Wushu at the international level. At the ninth Asian Wushu Championship held in Taiwan in September this year, Indian participants bagged nine medals. This was a marked improvement over the 2012 edition of the championship. Though Wushu missed its date with the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, efforts are on to include it in the 2024 Games. Officers believe that the sport will certainly gain in India with the Army showing interest.
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    Wth?!?

    Pushing it too far? Chinese teenage boys are forced to do press-ups over their female classmates during military training
    The exercise was filmed in China as part of military education activities
    Video reveals teenage boys in a push-up position above the girls
    Footage shows that the young people are ashamed of their actions
    By CLAIRE HEFFRON FOR MAILONLINE
    PUBLISHED: 10:51 EDT, 29 September 2017 | UPDATED: 11:14 EDT, 29 September 2017

    A peculiar video shows teenage boys in military uniforms being forced to do press-ups with girls lying beneath them.

    The training exercise was filmed in China and is thought to be part of a school programme of quasi-military education.

    Chinese media did not report whether the exercises were part of the mainstream curriculum or an extra-curricular club.


    Army moves: The exercise was filmed in China and thought to be part of military lessons (left) Video shows a row of boys in the press-up position with a girl lying under him (right)

    The footage shows a row of teenage boys are seen in the press-up position, each with a girl lying face-up under him.

    As an instructor shouts 'One! Two!' the boys lower themselves down onto the girls and then push themselves up for a second time.

    The movement is clearly intended to suggest a sexual position.

    The girls look as if they are ashamed of their position and hide their faces with their hands.

    Some of the boys appear to be equally embarrassed about the situation and turn their heads away as they lower themselves down.

    One unnamed parent raged to Chinese media: 'How can students be taught in such an improper way!'


    The exact ages of the Chinese teenagers doing the workouts were not reported but they look no older than 16 (left) Some of the boys appear to be embarrassed about the situation and turn their heads away as they lower themselves down (right)

    The exact ages of the teenagers doing the workouts were not reported but they look no older than 16 and possibly younger.

    Press-ups, previously called floor dips, are commonly used as a strengthening exercise in military and martial arts contexts but also as punishments in those conditions.

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    Military Tai Chi practice

    I'm going to start a Military Tai Chi practice thread based on this, although I doubt it'll go as far as our Chinese Military Kung Fu thread.

    Watch: Chinese Soldier's Lesson For Indian Officer Gets 'A' On Twitter
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    In the short clip, widely shared on social media, an Indian soldier can be seen trying to learn some tai chi moves by a Chinese soldier.
    All India | Edited by Niharika Banerjee | Updated: December 28, 2018 18:22 IST


    A video of a Chinese soldier teaching tai chi to an Indian soldier is winning hearts on the internet.

    NEW DELHI: Indian and Chinese militaries are often not in the news for their bonhomie, especially since the Doklam standoff that happened last year between the two neighbours. However, a video of a Chinese soldier teaching tai chi to an Indian soldier is winning hearts on the internet.
    In the short clip, widely shared on social media, an Indian soldier can be seen trying to learn some tai chi moves by a Chinese soldier.

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    Tai chi is an ancient Chinese practice focused on flexibility and whole body coordination that promotes harmonised motion in space. Tai chi has been previously proved to be an effective exercise to improve balance control and flexibility in older individuals, suggesting its efficacy in preventing falls.

    Relations between India and China were severely hit by the 73-day face-off between the Indian and Chinese armies at the strategically sensitive Doklam tri-junction in the Sikkim sector last year.

    Ties between India and China have improved since then after a series of meetings between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese president Xi Jinping. Indian officials say there have been a number of positive developments like Beijing giving market access to Indian products, but much is yet to be done in issues like addressing the widening trade deficit.
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    China-Kuwait military exchanges

    Feature: Chinese Kung Fu opens new chapter for China-Kuwait military exchanges
    Source: Xinhua| 2019-10-04 01:23:59|Editor: xuxin




    A Chinese People's Armed Police Force (CAPF) training group member teaches Kuwait National Guard (KNG) soldiers fighting skills in a military camp in Farwaniya Governorate, Kuwait, on Sept. 24, 2019. In the past month, seven officers from the Chinese People's Armed Police Force (CAPF) trained Kuwait National Guard (KNG) soldiers in shooting and combat tactics. (Photo by Niu Yuxi/Xinhua)

    KUWAIT CITY, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- Following the rhythm of a famous Chinese song, Sun Jiangtao, an officer from the Chinese People's Armed Police Force (CAPF), performed Chinese Shaolin Kung Fu in a military camp of the Kuwait National Guard (KNG) and won warm applause of the audience.

    It is part of the performance programme of a seven-member training group of the CAPF at the graduation ceremony of the military training for the KNG.

    In the past month, seven officers from the CAPF trained KNG soldiers in shooting and combat tactics.

    They not only demonstrated the tactical concept of the CAPF, but also taught the actual combat methods with the characteristics of traditional Chinese martial arts.

    After one-month teaching course these Chinese drillmasters earned unanimous praise from the Kuwaiti soldiers and received the Medal of Honor awarded by the KNG at the ceremony.

    On the sideline of the ceremony, Li Minggang, Chinese ambassador to Kuwait, told Xinhua that the training has opened a new chapter in the cooperation between the CAPF and the KNG.

    "This is a major development of cooperation between the two countries since the establishment of the strategic partnership between China and Kuwait last year," Li noted.

    At the ceremony, the Kuwaiti soldiers showed the results of the one-month training, including capture and counter-terrorism tactics.

    Hamad Salem Al-Barjass, commander of protection and reinforcement of the KNG, told Xinhua that the CAPF has achieved great results in training of KNG soldiers.

    "This is just a beginning, we look forward to the further cooperation between the two sides in the future," he said.

    Li Shanliang, head of the training group, had traveled to Jordan and Romania for training foreign soldiers and has accumulated a lot of experience in training foreigners.

    Considering the foreigners' interest in Chinese Kung Fu, Li combined Wing Chun Kung Fu and foreign fighting techniques and adopted a new fighting method, which was widely welcomed by Kuwaiti soldiers.

    "I hope to break the traditional Chinese martial arts into modern fighting techniques, not only to strengthen the body, but also to make good use of it, so that Chinese Kung Fu can be passed down and carried forward," he noted.

    According to Li, the KNG soldiers who participated in the training were very eager to learn the Chinese Kung Fu.

    Meshaal Saif Aldhafeeri, one of the KNG soldiers, was hurt once in waist.

    "We have never learned such a strong practical technology, it can not only attack suddenly, but also defend quickly, it is suitable for us to perform the task," he said.

    The training group also conducted a series of teaching activities for the Kuwaiti soldiers to convey new ideas and tactical methods of CAPF special operations, including the concept of actual rapid shooting techniques.







    Chinese People's Armed Police Force (CAPF) training group members teach Kuwait National Guard (KNG) soldiers shooting skills in a military camp in Farwaniya Governorate, Kuwait, on Sept. 25, 2019. In the past month, seven officers from the Chinese People's Armed Police Force (CAPF) trained Kuwait National Guard (KNG) soldiers in shooting and combat tactics. (Photo by Niu Yuxi/Xinhua)
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    I read the first post which started the thread, and my view is there is not much linkage between Chinese military kung fu and ballet. The unarmed fighting method in today Chinese military is not kung fu. It is a mix of Jijuitshu and kick boxing. It is a very much the way to kill. And I largely agree that is what it should be. After all, it is war time.




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