Qi/Chi masters: why, when we talk about real fight, QI is useless?

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  1. mograph

    mograph Master Black Belt

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    Yes -- qi is a context-dependent word.
     
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  2. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

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  3. Oily Dragon

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    yes.

    Put another way, there are 10,000 qis, none of which are Qi.

    Like a bowl of rice!
     
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    zzj Blue Belt

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    It's pretty straight forward for me, training qi improves my ability to 'feel' and control my body coordination as well as adding an additional 'layer' of control that I suspect has to do largely with activating the fascia. Thinking in terms of the 'qi' flow through the body helps in executing clean and powerful throws, strikes etc, in fact, I felt an improvement in my ability ever since I was able to think and feel qi under pressure instead of instinctively falling back to the physicality of the body.
     
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  5. Kung Fu Wang

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    Have you noticed that you no longer hear about Chi master any more? Back the in 80, the Chi masters were all over the place. Suddenly they all disappear from the face of earth. Why?

     
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    Because now everyone thinks they're a Chi master.

    Even you and I!123
     

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