Search results

  1. J

    Nepotism and Oligarchies in Multi-Generation Schoosl Lineage

    Some schools and teachers say they are the blah-blah generation of a school, like this is something good. Family based governments are corrupt and ineffective; compare the oligarchies of South American banana republics, with the US. Continued inbreeding is one cause of mental retardation, and...
  2. J

    Scientific Measurement of Qi Effects

    Another unrelated study is available online from the same at: http://en.cnki.com.cn/Article_en/CJFDTOTAL-JZYB200903017.htm This review was conducted under the guidance of professor Zhongpeng Lin of China National Academy of Qigong. The classification of measuring EQ into five categories was...
  3. J

    See my experience in the Tiger Cage at: http://www.jadedragonalaska.com/tigercage.php

    See my experience in the Tiger Cage at: http://www.jadedragonalaska.com/tigercage.php
  4. J

    Objective Martial Tests

    Internal External striker were explained to me this way "External blow covers a lot of area but does not penetrate very deep, it can still hurt you badly, but it does not go very deeply into the body, think sledgehammer Internal blow covers a little area but goes deeply, think arrow." Agreed...
  5. J

    Do you know if Nippon Kenko Juko Shotokan Grandmaster Okano is still around?

    Do you know if Nippon Kenko Juko Shotokan Grandmaster Okano is still around?
  6. J

    Internal Martial Arts

    RE: "Xingyi practitioners start from Obvious Power, that's why Xingyi can be succesfully used in fighting already after three years of practice. Taiji from the very beginning works on highest level power - Neutralizing Power. " This depends on your background, and how you were taught. This is...
  7. J

    Fundamental differences in Chi Sao

    Re: Fundamental differences in Chi Sao "I agree that Chi-Sau is for fighting, but it isn't the same as fighting. As far as how it's done in the group I belong too.... well we do it different ways. Sometimes with light pressure concentrating on flow, structure and footwork, sometimes focusing...
  8. J

    Objective Martial Tests

    One good example of an internal blow; is analogous to a .50 caliber aircraft machine gun slug; coming within 2 inches of a persons skull, and the concussion kills him from hemorrhaging, yet no evident skull fractures. An external head blow would be a baseball bat fracturing skull, or sword...
  9. J

    Wong Jack Man and Bruce Lees Private Match

    Wong Jack Man and Bruce Lees Private Match "He really wanted to kill me," says Wong. Most of what he used against Lee, says Wong, was defensive. Wong says he parried Lees kicks with his legs while using his hand and arms to protect his head and torso, only occasionally delivering a stinging...
  10. J

    Dog Attacks

    When a dog is just being aggressive, watching your flank and standing your ground may help. If the attack is not serious, a bop on the nose works great. If you are going to use a spray, use one that streams and sticks, with military tear gas in it such as Saber. When mace is sprayed under the...
  11. J

    Ranking and Rating or Raving and Ranting?

    Traditionally, there were no belts. The sifus knows his students and their relative ability. In a traditional school, only the foolish will want to seriously cross arms with an older classmate. Most of the TCIMA schools where I studied, did not have any ranking system at all, except one...
  12. J

    Scientific Measurement of Qi Effects

    Scientific Measurement of Qi Effects Measuring external qi (EQ or wai qi) during qigong healing, has shown shown Qi had these physical effects: 1) far-infrared, 2) heat, 3) micro-pressure detectors 4) microwave radiation, 5) significant increases in wavelength to above 10 mm, 6)...
  13. J

    Objective Martial Tests

    Quickness One classic test for external breaking quickness, is for a partner to lightly hold a 2 inch breaking board at the top suspended by the index finger and the thumb, then you break it. If you are just strong or fast, the board will move and not break. It is even harder, if you hold the...
  14. J

    Hsing-i and Tai Chi Differences

    1) In Tai Chi the head is held as if slightly suspended from above, whereas in Hsing-i, the crown of the head gently presses upward, the bai hui point at the crown part of the head, has the feeling of being sucked inward; 2) in Hsing-i, the teeth are slightly clenched but Tai Chi has them...
  15. J

    Objective Martial Tests

    Quickness One classic test for external breaking quickness, is for a partner to lightly hold a 2 inch breaking board at the top suspended by the index finger and the thumb, then you break it. If you are just strong or fast, the board will move and not break. It is even harder, if you hold...
  16. J

    Internal Iron Shirt

    Kuo Yu Chang (Gu Ruzhang) & Iron Shirt First Demonstration of Kuo Yu Chang in 1925, Kuo Yu Chang's Iron Palm and Iron Shirt abilities were witnessed by a certain Hwang Hsien Sheng. To summarize the story, a Russian circus had posted an open challenge to anyone who would dare take three kicks...
  17. J

    Can anyone recommend a book?

    The book Axe Hand; Hsing-i & Internal Strength Workout, is Traditional Chinese Internal Martial Arts with many methods for developing internal energy which have never been published before. Comments and focus of practice help with one’s own level of development, giving training insight...
  18. J

    Martial Advantages of the Internal

    I have been training formally since 1972, in external, internal, hard and soft martial arts; Korean, Japanese, and Chinese. I do not necessarily ascribe to the idea that hard is always external, nor soft always internal. As Bob Dylan put it, "It is the masters that make the rules, for the...
  19. J

    Hello, Introduction

    Hi, I am Greg Hayes, now in Juneau, Alaska. Mainly trained in SF Bay Area since 1972. Have had Karate (Shotokan, Goju and Tiger Tae Kwon Do), Aikido, Samurai Aido, Northern Shaolin, Tai Chi, Hsing-i, Ba Gua, Lohan and Praying Mantis. Samurai Sword, Hsing-i Saber and Spear, nunchakus, and...
Top