Given that I (and at least Flying Crane) see no basis to the martial arts connection advanced in the first post, I submit that this thread has no...
Well ... my Sifu has training in bone setting, so I wouldn't dismiss it entirely. It's not really something that requires modern technology or...
Oh, yeah! Is that crunchy?
Well, that was fun. Wanna talk about Chinese food? :D
Yeah, interesting on the Simplified/Traditional angle. Not straightforward.
Yeah, it's like that: individualist vs. collectivist culture, and...
We should place very little weight on any translations of Chinese. It's all metaphor. At best, it's a beginning, certainly not a definitive end to...
Yeah, selfie setting usually flops the image.
(Pedantic photographer here: "flop" is reversed left-to-right, "flip" is reversed top-to-bottom.)
An older senior student of my Master (from Hong Kong) refers to shen as "spirit," but in the sense of the result of good qi and yi.
By that, he...
Agree. They refer to experience, which gives them context.
Damn. Sorry, Xue. :(
Fair enough. Yeah, just this school.
Sure -- let's go for prepubescent. Before adolescence.
As for meaningless, I mean inter-dojo, across the art as a whole. Within one dojo, it...
Child + black belt = meaningless.
I'd say that a wireless lav is best for quality. Clip it to a t-shirt under the gi? Tape it to your hairy parts? Yow!
Lavalier mounting: Best...
Sorry to hear -- I've taught in the college system in Ontario. This precarious employment business is the worst. Okay, we can give up the idea of...
Shame on that teacher. Shame.
He described the losing technique as "trying to stick to your opponent" and the winning technique as "making sure...
Said the 59-year old man.
I tried twerking once.
Threw out my back.
One can learn a choreographed routine from a video.
However, if one thinks that Taijiquan is just a choreographed routine, or that the depth of...
KFW, why do you keep commenting on things you know nothing about?
Please, just comment on your own art, and not other people's arts.
Great. Now, you've just made Yue Fei appear. Guy drinks like a fish. And he just won't leave.
Santi Shi is a training stance, not a fighting stance. Think of it as conditioning.
Not all stances are fighting stances.
Yes. It is possible to know A, then see B, and realize C as a result.
Not in this case.
It is common for non-speakers of Chinese to ignore the character (形) and instead focus on the transliteration (xing) to derive...
Yep, let it go, at least for now.
There's a thing called "sunk-cost bias," where we hold onto something because we've sunk time and money into...
... and a classic:
I've heard that about Sun. Very interesting.
When I saw the thread title, I thought "Xue Sheng bait!" :D
In my opinion, old masters are very fast and use their body efficiently. Also, they tend not to be biased by (or attached to) their impressions of...
Nothing to see here. Mods! Delete this nothing burger!
No, not if you haven't done serious standing, long enough to get sore muscles. If you don't get sore muscles, you don't try to discover new ways...
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