Blog entries by Xue Sheng

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  2. I have this hanging in my basement guǎn (Mandarin for training hall, aka kwoon in Cantonese) If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you...
  3. Or you simply may not want to accept it….. but there can come a time to stop what you are training I have been doing Taijiquan for a little over 27 years, and 24 years of that has been in Traditional Yang. But in those first 3 years, with my first Shifu, I learned the Beijing 24 form, Wu...
  4. I have wanted to train Bajiquan for a very long time and I have looked for a legitimate teacher for many years. And in all that time I only located one person that was legitimate (he was a student of one of Shan Kai Shek's Body guards) and he was 4 hours away form me, but he would not teach...
  5. Why the WWII Dadao was so heavy - from Chinese Long Sword [MEDIA] From Here
  6. Or at least different that what I have been taught. I have been taught over the years that basically what you need to do is stand in Santi shi for as long as possible per side. Example: first stand with left leg forward for 20 minutes and then switch and stand with right leg forward for 20...
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  8. Wing Chun is a style I only dabbled in, and if I had not found Taijiquan and Xingyiquan I likely would have trained it much more. I came across this video of Ip Chun, at 94 years old, doing Chi Sau. [MEDIA] Ip Chun - Born (1924-07-10)
  9. September 14, 1991 I took my first Taijiquan class. After 19 years in Japanese and Korean marital arts, and a back injury.. I went to taijiquan This is not me, but this is the form I first learned. [MEDIA]
  10. Since I have had the time (again) due to my knees (again)…and now my right wrist (a victim of Hindu pushups I think)…I’ve been doing some thinking about martial arts, training, exercise, diet, health. I realized my injury prone time started about 10 years ago… broke my ankle and then blew out a...
  11. I have had to stop JKD class...again. Basically the overall feeling at this point is..... "Dang I'm old" I probably should not have gone back in the first place, due to the thinning retina issue. But then this class was not focused on striking as much as the first and focuses more on...
  12. The Five Element Palm Qigong Seminar - scheduled for September 29 and 30 in Albany NY has been cancelled
  13. …., with the possible exception of "Xue Sheng the clueless", post… AKA; we all knew this would happen…he's addicted, he can't stop.....so why doesn’t he just accept it, quit trying to stop, shut up and train Yeah, I started training Xingyiquan again. I think it was a combination of the JKD...
  14. Ego

    Ego - noun, plural e·gos. 1.the “I” or self of any person; a person as thinking, feeling, and willing, and distinguishing itself from the selves of others and from objects of its thought. 2.Psychoanalysis. the part of the psychic apparatus that experiences and reacts to the outside world and...
  15. I have to stop thinking I'm old “If you start thinking you’re old subconsciously, your conscious mind is going to take hold of that and your body is going to start acting old, feeling old. Then you’re old.” - Sam “Sonny” Bryant Jr (70 years old) This is Sam Bryant at 70 - started working out...