green meanie said:It's not the product of 'clean living' either and I don't particularly care for sentiment that internal training = 'kind, considerate, good people' and external training = 'arrogrant thugs, bullies, bad people'. Maybe it's just me but, the way I interpreted Sifu Hsu's quote was that you need to build a solid base in external training before any progress in internal training can be achieved. Am I looking at this the wrong way?
yeah i have to agree with you. i do not know where that moral argument came from. i think Hsu sifu was trying to say you get a point of control and complexity in your techniques where you can deliver enough energy without using force. it's funny but i am coming to think that in this entire forum no one really understands what external/internal means. which is fine because we're all students and we're here to discuss/learn things. maybe this is a weak point that we all have and maybe we should do more research/practice on it.