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#394713 - 05/11/08 07:15 AM My 'ignorance' in believing in External Qi-Kung
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My belief is that Qi can be used when fighting, i think it's merely reaching inside yourself and drawing strength, stamina or perhaps speed.
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#394714 - 05/11/08 03:34 PM Re: My 'ignorance' in believing in External Qi-Kun [Re: The_Master]
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By that definition then why use the term Qi ?

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#394715 - 05/11/08 04:24 PM Re: My 'ignorance' in believing in External Qi-Kun [Re: Seiken]
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#394716 - 05/12/08 02:02 AM Re: My 'ignorance' in believing in External Qi-Kun [Re: MattJ]
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idk, that's just what it is, internal energy. (or so i believe)
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#394717 - 05/12/08 10:54 AM Re: My 'ignorance' in believing in External Qi-Kun [Re: The_Master]
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So internal energy is just strength, stamina and speed?

Then as Seiken has already pointed out--why bother with another word?

Makes little sense.
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#394718 - 05/13/08 02:03 AM Re: My 'ignorance' in believing in External Qi-Kun [Re: cxt]
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uhhh i don't truly know what Qi is. but i believe it's just internal energy being controlled in a way that allows you to boost your performance (like drugs, lol)
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#394719 - 05/13/08 05:35 AM Re: My 'ignorance' in believing in External Qi-Kun [Re: The_Master]
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uhhh i don't truly know what Qi is. but i believe it's just internal energy being controlled in a way that allows you to boost your performance (like drugs, lol)




Known meaning of the word chi/ qi= energy.

The rest is for others to explain.

Like drugs to boost performance? You wouldnt be comparing chi to PDE5 inhibitors at all would you? If so I doubt if there is any provable evidence. If there were teachers of chi would be worth a fortune.


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#394720 - 05/13/08 05:44 AM Re: My 'ignorance' in believing in External Qi-Kun [Re: jude33]
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My 'opinion' of Qi, is that it is mere internal energy that can be used....when fighting to increase performance. maybe i should 'try' it out.
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#394721 - 05/13/08 06:10 AM Re: My 'ignorance' in believing in External Qi-Kun [Re: The_Master]
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My 'opinion' of Qi, is that it is mere internal energy that can be used....when fighting to increase performance. maybe i should 'try' it out.




If someone in the gym stated that to me what would I say?

Here is what I would say;

Just like that? Think chi?

Do you mean go and find a place (some where) that you know you would have to defend your self? Not a clever move?


Imagination might increase performance that a person would be physicaly capable of in the first place.

But either way physical restrictions will limit what ever a person is doing.

So I suggest go running first, or run faster and farther.
Then its creating a training plan.

Then forget fighting unless it is competition and train.
While your training think about chi, but it is not recomend giving it to much thought while sparring.

Then carry on with my reps.
Jude

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#394722 - 05/13/08 06:15 AM Re: My 'ignorance' in believing in External Qi-Kun [Re: jude33]
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I actually mention Qi in a novel i'm currently working on, so i thought i'd get some feedback. perhaps it is not Qi i'm using when i draw on strength after a 5km run, it may just be believing in something so strongly, that your body believes it too.
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