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Jul
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comment What is a fast way for a beginner to experience qi unambiguously in their own body?
What part of "what you can expect" is qi? It all sounds like what I'd expect from working at any physical challenge over time. Are you defining qi as the feeling of relaxation when one is standing properly?
Jul
10
comment What is a fast way for a beginner to experience qi unambiguously in their own body?
@mattm Regarding visualization: lots of people not otherwise considered to be mentally ill convince themselves that they feel demons inside them, or that they feel magic flowing through their arms, or that they're experiencing past lives. Relying on self-produced feelings to prove or define something is not exactly sturdy ground.
Jul
10
comment What is a fast way for a beginner to experience qi unambiguously in their own body?
What are these "real", "unexpected, and unambiguous feelings that arise over sustained practice"? Obviously some feeling will occur while doing anything 30 minutes a day for 100 days, so how do we distinguish the qi feeling from the non-qi feeling? Or does literally anything resulting from this practice qualify as a qi feeling?
Jul
10
comment What is a fast way for a beginner to experience qi unambiguously in their own body?
+1 This is a straightforward challenge that I'd like people who believe in qi to answer. Those answers promise to be deeply informative.
Jul
8
comment Do shin guards defeat the purpose of training?
The two references to MMA confuse me. In-house sparring isn't MMA competition even in (most) MMA schools. And why would training MMA instead of "ninjutsu" make the question moot?
Jul
4
reviewed Approve Breakfalls in competition
Jul
4
comment Should my body type influence my choice of martial art to learn?
Judo competitions are divided by rank: generally they use one for below brown, one for brown, one for black.
Jul
2
revised Does judo work against someone not wearing a judogi?
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Jul
2
revised Does judo work against someone not wearing a judogi?
judogi not judoga
Jul
2
revised What does it mean to “uproot” someone in tai chi?
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Jun
30
answered Should my body type influence my choice of martial art to learn?
Jun
23
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Jun
22
comment How should one physically prepare for BJJ?
@jitsCode No, that would be a separate question.
Jun
20
comment How do you prevent/mitigate finger injuries in judo/bjj?
I don't do it and don't have a good resource for how, but I hear this is the kind of thing people tape their fingers for. youtube.com/watch?v=oCRffx_SS-0
Jun
19
comment What strength and conditioning exercises are used in tai chi?
Not tai chi, but TCMA in general: stone locks, polearms, gymnastic battle ax swinging, enormous muskets, and punching things: chinesemartialstudies.com/2014/03/10/…
Jun
19
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Jun
18
comment What should I be looking for in my first, trial class? [For Chinese arts specifically]
What kind of fighting game do you compete in?
Jun
18
comment what kind of gym work out is necessary for a Tae kwon do learner?
Your point about modifying 3x/week strength programs to 2x/week and adding rotational work is critical.
Jun
18
comment what kind of gym work out is necessary for a Tae kwon do learner?
@JohnP Jinx! :D
Jun
18
answered what kind of gym work out is necessary for a Tae kwon do learner?