TMA Stances compared with snapshots from MMA

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  1. JowGaWolf

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    ha ha ha. I say something similar. I blame the large amount of stupid people on this planet due to the lack of things that normally would eat the dumb.

    people like this


    And this


    wouldn't live long enough to spread their stupidity. lol
     
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    Not to mention people with physical disabilities, even things as common as near-sightedness. No glasses, no contact lenses, no lasik, no optometrists back in the day. Didn’t see that ravine? Didn’t see that sharp rock that you just stepped on? Didn’t see that venomous snake near the path? Didn’t see that tiger lurking on the outskirts of the village?

    Game over.
     
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    ha ha ha. it was probably easier to know who your true friends were back then. Being a team player was probably crucial to survival. Here's an exercise. Based on what you know of people in MT. If you had to be stuck back in time without any way of getting back to modern times. Who would you team up with in MT? Lets say you could only take 8 people with you. Who would you take to be part of your little group? You'll quickly identify people who can be trusted and people who might be able to help.

    I can only assume that a lot of use would be looking for the Team players. People who aren't going to take advantage of each other. So when that tiger comes they understand that it's better to stay together than to run in an attempt to save their own skin.

    I prefer this guy.

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    Neils Degrasse Tyson is an actual astrophysicist. If he says there's probably an alien out there, I'm gonna stick with him. :)
     
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    jump off the deep end with me. Lets go with the guy with crazy hair and theories how everything was and is aliens


    This is just a taste of all the worldly knowledge that you'll gain. lol. It'll blow your mind. How they piece things together. The best part about it is. People back then didn't speak in colorful language so everything they say must have been the truth, word, for word.
     
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    Kung fu is not a Chinese invention at all. It is the basis of all animal and human advancement. It's right there in the hanzi, 功夫.

    The concept of kung fu predates the entire recorded history of scientific inquiry.

    This concept predates China. If you really want to argue, Darwinian Evolution is an almost perfect scientific expression of the natural kung fu of the whole animal kingdom, which is why your 21st century martial art has its basis in no less than 6 different animals that are millions of years old, (or like the dragon, may have never existed at all).

    A baby bird cannot fly without practicing his kung fu. A baby boy can not walk without practicing that kung fu. And your Jow Ga ancestors trained a lot and developed physical health guidelines for you to prevent many types of issues that arise from all kinds of TMA stances.

    Don't you want to stay on-topic with discussion of Jow Ga herbs, liniments, nutritional guidance for safer and healthier Wei Gong training? I'm surprised you're not more interested, but it's up to you. I'm not here to force feed anyone.

    Seriously though, avoid salt while doing any sort of TMA stancework as much as possible, especially deep ma bo and footwork transitions to other stances like any type of gung bo (e.g. jee ng ma bo), or you will suffer later in life.123
     
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