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Is chi kung just deep breathing?

No, qigong is not just deep breathing. There are MANY different qigong exercises, so it's impossible to say what the goal of your particular exercise is. Here is a sampling of non-breathing qigong ...
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Searching for martial arts called "ki-chun" or anything that can help in concentration and control

Ki chun is qi gong or chi kung. I suspect ki chun is simply an anglicized version of a Korean pronunciation. Qi gong is a controversial subject on this site. Qi gong roughly translates to energy work, ...
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What is Qi power and has it been proven to exist scientifically?

It's not so complicated. Chi is nothing but a precise experience that, when recognized, leads you on. We can not arrive at near-perfection in our movements and body dynamics and breathing and ...
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What is Qi power and has it been proven to exist scientifically?

Many of the other answers discuss the rational Western view of qi (or chi or ki)--that it is a mythical "wind," "power," "spirit," or "energy" claimed by traditional Chinese medicine, Daoist cosmology,...
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Does the Energy "Chi" or "Qi" has more strength and cannot be refuted?

The most charitable thing I can say about chi/qi/ki is that it's a conflated and confused concept outside of its original context. If it is taken as shorthand for the expression of one's potential ...
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Does the Energy "Chi" or "Qi" has more strength and cannot be refuted?

Ki or chi should not be referred to as 'energy' in the sense of a noun. The fighters in MMA are energetic and vivacious. This is all that 'using chi' really means. They use their strength their skill ...
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What is Qi Energy?

When Dave's answer says "It's a metaphor", then I guess he mean something like this. When you're a beginner, learning, a teacher might try to teach you to change your posture slightly, to stand ...
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What is Qi power and has it been proven to exist scientifically?

Qi is a term that gets used to mean a lot of things, and the most common usage as an independent energy force, is regularly shown to have no evidence supporting it. That said, here's some ideas of ...
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What is a fast way for a beginner to experience qi unambiguously in their own body?

There is no such thing as Qi outside of Movies and Mangas. (If we define Qi as some sort of magic spiritual energy a la Reiatsu). The closest thing to it that actually exists is Getsumei no Michi, ...
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What is a fast way for a beginner to experience qi unambiguously in their own body?

Claims to unambiguity are usually bunk Everyone I have ever heard claim about a method towards "unambiguous" experience of qi, has always pointed to a method that causes known physiological effects, ...
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Is chi kung just deep breathing?

EDIT: A Definition of Qi Gong / Chi Kung Qi means "breath" or "energy". Gong means "skill". Hence, Qigong is the "skill or working with one's breath or one's energy". The idea is to move Qi ...
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Is a dualistic perspective required to grasp nei gong?

There is nothing that anyone can claim about anything which does not manifest. If it doesn't manifest, how can anyone observe it in order to know anything about it? You can hold a qigong pose and feel ...
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Does the Energy "Chi" or "Qi" has more strength and cannot be refuted?

Chi is the universal energy - it does not furnish power, but a skilled practitioner who can sense his or her own chi energy can work to keep a flow going in their body. It can help to learn to sense ...
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Does the Energy "Chi" or "Qi" has more strength and cannot be refuted?

Lets assume a normal person who does not have any technique applies chi This is a poor assumption. I am not aware of any martial system that believes you can "apply chi" to fighting without first ...
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Is chi kung just deep breathing?

Yes & no. It is far more not just "deep breathing" it helps with focus & core power it is often paired with other forms or marital arts to help with basic teachings like balance form and ...
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Is chi kung just deep breathing?

It's also about good balance and soft stances. If you breath high into the chest your center of mass moves slightly up because you lift your shoulders. If you breath low your center of mass moves ...
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Is chi kung just deep breathing?

Yes, divorced from mystical nonsense qigong/chi kung is just a series of breathing exercises.
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What is a fast way for a beginner to experience qi unambiguously in their own body?

In my opinion it is a mental state as opposed to a physical one. This in itself can be powerful, as if it removes a self limiting belief, then great. this can be compared to the placebo effect Eg if ...
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