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Meditative yet effective martial art

You really do not really need to choose a different style of martial art for gaining martial effectiveness. What you generally need is a different way to practice Taijiquan. The big mistake is that ...
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Should pole standing (zhan zhuang) be on front or back of the foot?

I'm not an expert, but there's a discussion on weight distribution here that suggests that the weight should be balanced uniformly. Keep the center of the feet (Yongquan points) lifted lightly and ...
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Can meditation improve someone's reaction time?

Yes, meditation can improve reaction time. This has been directly studied scientifically. Effect of buddhist meditation on serum cortisol and total protein levels, blood pressure, pulse rate, lung ...
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Meditative yet effective martial art

Meditative with slow movements requiring balance Qi gong (chi kung) exercises from many Chinese martial arts have these elements, but taiji uses this style of exercise more than any other system I am ...
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Should pole standing (zhan zhuang) be on front or back of the foot?

Basic Your knees should be bent, and your weight centered over the arch of your foot, which is near the center. This places weight on both the ball and heel of the foot. One goal of zhan zhuang is ...
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What is the oldest known record of meditation?

Positive Psychology's heavily-referenced article, The History and Origin of Meditation (2019) states: The oldest documented images of meditation are from India and date back to 5000 to 3500 BCE. Wall ...
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Help learning Japanese Weapon Martial Arts?

I don't practice Iaido or Kendo myself, but I will have a stab at answering this. As Iaido is often practised Solo this is perhaps one of the few styles that could be learned with minimal input ...
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