We owe the Chi Masters an apology

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  1. AngryHobbit

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    I actually started training in tai chi but I ran out of money. That was back when I had to work as a temp - and this was one luxury I had to give up.
     
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    No, this particular dude was a person. A short ugly person - but very wiry and strong. And... apparently... capable of raising a hurricane with his whistling.
     
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    Yup. You know - someone glares at his foe, and the foe keels over.

    Although, as someone who grew up on herbal remedies and still makes and uses some, I can attest - they are a lot less mystical than most people believe. They are effective in their own ways, I don't think they should be dismissed outright, but I wouldn't reject modern medicine in their favor. :)
     
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    Not even the glaring, but hitting them and them dropping dead later on - days, weeks, months, even years. There’s alleged pressure points that have a “delayed death touch” effect, according to some very old MA sources.

    Some are actually real, but not as they envisioned - bruise someone’s heart, and it can take about 6 months for a heart attack. Rupture someone’s spleen (not outright, but a small tear) and they could drop dead within a few days. Give someone a concussion and they can sometimes go asymptomatic for a period. Kind of hard back then to disprove the delayed death touch. People also died from natural causes within a relatively short time period, and the other person could claim it was his plan all along. Modern medicine has explained some of that and thankfully prevented a lot of it.

    Then there’s herbs that people took and got better. Well, some illnesses resolve themselves. Kind of like some old wives’ tales about pregnancy and speeding up going into labor. Jumping around won’t induce labor. But if you’re jumping for days and then go into labor, sure, it was the jumping :) Had nothing to do with she was going to go into labor anyway.
     
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    Honestly, I hope whenever someone advised a pregnant woman to jump around, the aforementioned pregnant woman smacked them. Hard. You know - putting all of that pregnant woman frustration into it.

    In terms of herbs, I was thinking more about the antioxidants and other beneficial substances contained in common herbs: lavender, mint, rosemary, thyme, oregano. All delicious and have some health benefits - what's not to love. A nice chicken breast with a lemon-thyme citronette - mmmmmm....
     
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    People believe in star signs. chi magic isn't that hard a sell.
     
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    Hey, while we are at it, can someone tell me how to properly insert a GIF into a post? I tried it both as an image and as media, but I think I did it wrong.
     
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    Well......no...its a secret only divulged to Martial arts talk senior grandmasters :D

    Copy the link for the GIF
    Click on the little rectangular picture button to the right of the Smilies button
    past the link in the popup
     
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    You have to pay for the premium membership. You can just send me a money order and I will set it up for you
     
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    No, no, no, a money order might get lost. How about you send me your bank account routing number instead and I'll transfer it all directly. ;-)
     
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    I tell you what....since I like you I will just comp you the premium membership then. ;)
     
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    (Only if you win a kumite bout with him though XD )

    (Sorry sorry, just jokes!)


    Edit: (oh whoops, I confused threads.. and this would have made more sense in the fact vs fiction thread XD)
     
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    Lately with my back problems the best I could muster would be a paper, rock, scissors kumite or maybe a thumb wrestling kumite.
     
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    No. If we are doing this - we are doing it properly: rock, paper, scissors, lizard, Spock.
     
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    Fine then, 1....2.....3.....I throw lizard.
     
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    Of course... be that way... because lizard is the only thing that can hurt Spock.
     
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    Interesting. I have watched a bunch of those commercials and I never experienced a drop in blood pressure at the end of the commercial. So should I look away or change channels quickly? :oops: ;) :D

    Sorry, couldn't resist.
     
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    Don't even have to be working out. I take a heart medicine and the cardiologist had me to cut it in half, as with no warning, I might feel like my heart was beating too strongly, or appeared to skip a beat or two. Kind of scary. But he assured me it is a not uncommon result of the medication I was prescribed.
     
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    I don't know if it works the same for all people, but I have a lower back problem that manifests itself by very sharp pain in my lower back when I move a certain way, usually on one side more that the other. Usually while walking. My instinctive reaction often causes me to partially lose my balance. Embarrassing to be sure. I find that some of the stretches I learned in the Hapkido I studied seem to help.
     

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