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發 and 勁 Transliterated Fa-jin is two characters: Fa/發 - "to send out; to show (one's feeling); to issue; to develop; classifier for gunshots (rounds)" Jin/勁 - "stalwart; sturdy; strong; powerful; strength; energy; enthusiasm; spirit; mood; expression; interest" In the context of martial arts, a fair translation of fa-jin would be "emitting force" or ...
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I can't really speak of this word specifically, so you might not give this answer any credit. However, most arts use different terms to describe the same sort of feeling. I should also make clear that I am not giving any empirical information here, but mainly my own long experience with "trying to feel" this, as this has also always puzzled me in my MA ...
I don't know much about Shen, but I do know that the concept is used in Qigong and Tai Chi practice. Shen means 'spirit' or 'mind', but also 'perfect'. It is part of the three treasures in Taoism and Chinese medicine; Jin, Qi (or Chi) and Shen, meaning essence, vital energy and spirit. Qigong and Tai Chi practice is aimed to cultivate all three treasures. ...
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