Response to Martial Arts Club 2014-11-14 14:52:25
At 11/14/14 02:21 PM, frootza wrote:At 11/13/14 10:53 PM, Lagerkapo wrote:At 11/13/14 01:17 PM, frootza wrote:At 11/13/14 03:51 AM, Lagerkapo wrote:So.. I studied under Chen Man Ching's direct lineage holder, and we never were prompted to visualize anything during a Tai Chi form practice, simply to most fully as possible be in our bodies.It's a shame, but even if he is the direct lineage holder, it still doesn't mean he understands how to visualize properly. There are certain things that are kept secret for a reason. The visualizations make the postures much more difficult. But you should know what school I'm referring to with this initial movement anyway since it's quite popular.
Stepping and turning one's head to the left was not the first move of my form. The attention rarely, only twice, (attention being where the head turns) moves away from the orientation of the centerline of the torso, dan tien and body as a whole.
I don't know which school.
I don't feel like defending or validating my experience, so I won't.
I mentioned it because, I actually have. If I haven't done it, I wouldn't have mentioned it in the manner I did. And as far as boxing, I've met and fought with quite a few boxers (who train frequently, despite my lack of steady training). Heading to bars and having a steady job in Newark, you are pretty much guaranteed to run into a few tough guys. I've never fought in a ring, but dojos, bars, "streets", and even hospitals, sure. World class? Not exactly, but I'm on good terms with a boxer who was on the road to world class boxing before breaking his hand. He's a great boxer but not someone who I would ever fear fighting. He had some amazing speed and control, and would always fuck with people by fake punching them right next to their face. Until he tried that one on me ;)
Have you had to apply either? (Fought in a ring or in bar/street)
Well at least you have some experience in that then. I've met lots of people who say they can take on boxers "easily" just because they've trained some kicks or grabs, but they're usually delusional.
Haha if you want mystique then you shouldn't be training for a fight.I don't want mystique, and I don't even train for fights. Haven't actually had to do much training, but it's probably in my blood. If I wanted Mystique I would watch one of the X-Men movies or head to comic con :P. But on a more serious note, it seems like you are oversimplifying things here. I'll stick to my story in saying that the blanket term MMA isn't superior because it "tries" to combine the methods of various styles into one super style. I just don't think it works l like that. Maybe give it a couple hundred years to evolve into something more concrete and I might consider it a true art form.
Never tried to imply the superiority of MMA. It's cagefighting tactics with some holds and strikes barred.
I do not disrespect your skepticism, but I have had quite a bit of serious energetic experience and training in this lifetime, and I am very skilled at what I do. I have, obviously, like everybody, had to go through some stupid bullshit to gain my confidence, but I know pretty thoroughly and exactly what it is that I am doing with my energy. And Reiki, although it is a valuable and free tool in my spiritual toolbox is simply one mechanism through which I can work.Now that, is mystique! I've had experience in this field as well, but prefer not to discuss this sort of thing at any level online if I can avoid it.
I remain aloof about details. Used to give a fuck but now it's whatever. I know how to use discretion.
Have you been thrown through a wall via Qi Projection yet? Honestly of course. When you have, or when you are able of doing so yourself, let me know :)
I watched my friend throw my other friend six feet back without touching him once. When he tried it on me I was able to ground it and disperse the energy without losing my footing.
Go for it!
Grandmaster Angi UezuI will research him.
The martial arts conversation... The one that goes on for ever and fucking ever.