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comment Is weight training useful in martial arts?
All matter is energy, so why do people find the idea that humans have their own battery power source called chi sooo hard to believe?? "EVERYTHING IS ENERGY worldtruth.tv/…
Jul
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comment Is weight training useful in martial arts?
I have trained with huge wrestlers, body builders and others that are much more muscular, and they were always shocked at how much stronger than I was than them. Just like people were amazed at Bruce Lee's strength for his size, though I'm bigger than Lee, some of these guys were much bigger than me. I explained it was internal training, tendon strengthening exercises, which ancient gung-fu has entire training systems based on this, wai dan and nei dan training, light weights used in specific ways, etc.. it Absolutely works. For those that want to live in denial, to each his own. peace
Jul
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comment Is weight training useful in martial arts?
..breath during fighting, when resting, when they're sick, etc. By breathing low down from the dan tien, they greatly increased their health, power, strength, longevity, toughness, mental clarity and more. I've been practicing these things for over thirty years and the strength, power, speed, toughness (internal iron body) and more given is remarkable. It's not religions, fluff, religion or the like. It CAN be proven by anyone that simply does the training for a period of time. Tests are done in China constantly using modern technology proving this. Read Dr. Yang Jwing Mings books on this.
Jul
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comment Is weight training useful in martial arts?
Chi is not fake, it's been long since proven in science, it's simply called ionic energy and is part of the electrical activity of the nervous system. The energy used to activate the muscles comes from the EMF of the brain, generated by the will. All chemical reactions use and generate electricity. This is why a human being moves via electro/chemical mechanisms. The Chinese long ago realized that deep breathing with certain movements takes in more of this "stuff" or chi from the air, even if they didn't know the specifics of how or why, they knew it worked. It came from watching how animals..
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comment Is weight training useful in martial arts?
That's why the most powerful and dangerous masters in the history of martial arts, nearly all focused on chi, chi-gung and other advanced internal aspects of the arts, including the Shaolin and Taoist monks for Milennia. JUST because there aren't pathetic western "scientific studies" done to "prove" it to doubters and to those with no insight, doesn't mean that thousands of years of emperical, anecdotal and writings from countless masters is wrong. Just as Chinese medicine, herbs and other natural cures are Constantly being validated by western medicine, chi & Chi-gung should not be discounted
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Feb
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answered How do you prepare for the stress of a real self-defense situation?
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comment Continuously exhaling while attacking or blocking
Full yin is often considered stillness, full yang is full movement, full power, full commitment to a strike or movement with total abandon.
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answered Continuously exhaling while attacking or blocking
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revised What does the closed fist covered by open hand signify?
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answered What does the closed fist covered by open hand signify?
Jan
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answered Can I be bulky and fast at the same time?
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answered Two Muay Thai teachers teach different techniques. Who's right(est)?
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comment Is weight training useful in martial arts?
Uh yea, it does. Electrical activity, which is a component of ones life force or chi strength is where ALL strength comes from, whether it's acknowledged or not. I know this as do tens of thousands of others over the centuries. As you get to a level where you can guide the chi with the mind alone, you can literally make yourself stronger, your arms or other parts harder, more powerful and heal injuries just by guiding the chi to those parts. When combined with breathing techniques it can be even more effective. This is what internal martial arts are all about.
Jan
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comment Taekwondo and muscle imbalance
Tendons are strengthened somewhat by any resistance exercises.. but holding exercises specifically targets the tendons to a far higher degree. Bodyweight exercises DO produce a far more effective and universal strength, as heavy weight strength is extremely direction specific, most of which is not applicable to real world situations, especially fighting situations which is why I've always been stronger than even guys 3x my size, especially in grappling, wrestling, pushing, pulling, twisting and other fighting applications.
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answered Good excercises to reduce the amount of pain in your palm/fingers when hitting with open palm?
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revised Taekwondo and muscle imbalance
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Dec
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comment Exercises for strengthening arms, wrists and fingers with the intent of sword use
That is why it even has it's own Sword known as the Tai Chi Sword, including a heavier version known as the Battle Tai Chi Sword, which requires two hands to use. There is slow motion & Fast tai chi for martial purposes, both of which coordinate the chi flow guided by the mind with the breath & movements. Slow it to build up strength & power, fast is for timing & reaction of real world martial applications. Most of the world thinks Tai chi is only for health in the last 50 years because almost no one knows or teaches the martial aspects of the art anymore, hence the confusion in modern times.