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No. There is no evidence that chi does anything, let alone going as far as creating an actual weapon.


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Don't worry about trying to match the breath to the movement. If you try to control the breath to the movement to soon, it is easy to hyperventilate which could cause dizziness, or other problems. Breathe naturally, and over time the breath will naturally adjust to the movements.


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If you're being serious than here goes. Chi is more of a metaphysical thing. It doesn't exist in the way that you are thinking. There are definitely basis' for what you're getting at with the flow of energy, but that is more about the movement and structure of the body than any form of energy. No you can't form a chi blast, you will just end up looking ...


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Perspective is important in choice and understanding of taijiquan. Chen style is THE original art from which all present arts (Yang, Wu2, Wu3, Zhaobao and Sun) are derived. Keep in mind that Chenjiagou borrowed their art from surrounding Shaolin temple and village arts they came in contact with. There is a thread that a Li family also assisted in this ...


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Taiji (Tai Chi) can be very effective for fighting. Historically speaking, taiji masters like Yang Luchan were among the most skilled fighters in China. In his time, taiji was known for fighting, and not for health benefits. However, it is necessary to understand how taiji has changed in the years since this time. In the 20th century, China experienced a ...


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When we (casual adult beginners) were learning the Tai Chi first form our (expert) teacher told us to begin with learning the gross movements and to not worry about matching the breath. Well, we did use the breath when we learned/practised even more basic movements than the form, for example Peng Lu Ji An but not while we were trying to learn the form for ...


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Taiji and other meditative practices teach deep breathing, which has been scientifically linked to health benefits. Taiji will provide these benefits without the potential health problems that accompany meditation practices requiring long periods of sitting. Sympathetic nerve activity is decreased during device-guided slow breathing Effect of short-term ...



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