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#406129 - 09/01/08 02:07 AM Could use some help
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Yeah this is one of those ki threads so deal with it
Im 17 now, when I first found out about these things like these invisible energys I never knew I had I pretty much flipped out I was 12 when i first stumbled across something on the internet. Of course then i figured i was on the road to becoming a super saiyan aha but yet here i am still wondering what exactly is it and what is the full extent of its power. Ill usually look into it every once and a while when im bored some nights and tonight I came across some very long study.
http://ecam.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/nem102
I find so many mixed opinions on this its really hard to fine actual facts about things. Yes I can feel it in my hands or anywhere in my body if I concentrate. Yeah i went through the whole "ball" making phase and although its silly I can certainly control concentration and focus a little better. ANYWHOOO.. Basically what im wondering is if there is any, what can I gain from this. How can i use it to better myself and my life? I mean ive been messing aroudn with it for 5 years now so im just kind of curious to know the extent of this? I dunno if ki is used in reiki or whats the deal with that. But im looking for some way to apply it to my martial arts if at all possible. Lol hope i didnt miss anything.
~Thanks.

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#406130 - 09/02/08 07:52 PM Re: Could use some help [Re: CaptCollins]
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The ki epicenter of anyone's body is located just above their right buttock. Focus on that spot and, in time, you will be able to do amazing things.

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#406131 - 09/02/08 08:01 PM Re: Could use some help [Re: fileboy2002]
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Don't waste your time looking for such answers on the internet.
The best thing to do is find a qualified Taichi Chuan teacher. If there is not one near you, read books by Dr Yang Jwing-Ming from YMAA.

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#406132 - 09/02/08 09:00 PM Re: Could use some help [Re: CaptCollins]
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#406133 - 09/03/08 12:05 AM Re: Could use some help [Re: CaptCollins]
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"Yes I can feel it in my hands or anywhere in my body if I concentrate."

don't rule out the more plausable explainations such as that 'feeling' being simply the awareness of your own heartbeat and bloodflow. also, if relaxed enough, you can literally hear the blood flowing thru your ears. it's a very faint high-pitched sound that some choose to explain in all sorts of wacky terms. misunderstood natural occurances often get explained as supernatural events....and with science funding in public schools at all time lows, is it any surprize we hear more teens like yourself asking about stuff like this?

'Santa' is any person dressed in a costume and fullfilling your image of santa, in order to get something (someone gets hired to wear the suit by a company wishing to attract potential customers and/or a public relations investment). -or- He could literally be a big round white guy on the North Pole making toys all year and making the annual rounds to Christians only. -or- He could be in metaphoric spirit only, in the form of anyone selflessly giving.


just like your view of Santa has evolved, don't take concepts like 'Chi' literally.


someone who thinks in terms of 'internal art concepts' cannot physically do anything that someone 'externally trained' cannot....they only think/wish they can, since they have invested so much time and effort (and probably money) into the concepts as much as the physical training.


don't waste your time/money on trying to get pokemon skills...it will lead to you claiming you have them and sounding rediculous when you refuse to show proof on video.


this forum section is loaded with posters that will never ever post a video of their claims. why? because the claims are false. don't be that guy. there's your help. good luck.

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#406134 - 09/03/08 10:17 AM Re: Could use some help [Re: Ed_Morris]
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Well said, Ed!
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#406135 - 09/05/08 02:37 AM Re: Could use some help [Re: MattJ]
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well said brian!

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#406136 - 09/05/08 03:34 AM Re: Could use some help [Re: TheCrab]
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I was going to say something similar to Ed, but he's beaten me to it.

All I can add is that this thread shouldn't be an "internal arts" one. We need a section titled "fantasy".

In my experience you can practise internal arts without ever uttering the word "chi".
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#406137 - 09/05/08 07:34 PM Re: Could use some help [Re: dandjurdjevic]
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In my experience you can practise internal arts without ever uttering the word "chi".




Wish more people understood this, my most impressive experience of internal power involved getting slammed into a gym wall harder than I would've thought possible by a guy who appeared to be putting forth little effort to do so, and was much smaller and older than me.

He never said anything about chi then or now, but you feel what "internal" really is.

Most arts that train with internal skills have a variety of "tests" you can do to see where you are at...as an example offhand Aiki--type stuff has what I think is called aiki -age, someone who is good at this can send you rocketing up off of your knees with very little movement, I've met and trained with Karate and some CIMA people who can do similar stuff standing.

Basically CaptCollins, IMO there is no point in thinking about any sort of esoteric understanding of internal MA (i.e. how much qi flow you have or whatever) if you can't pass simple, physical tests to determine whether or not you can use your frame in an "internal" manner.

Can you do something like Aiki-age or similar and send a guy much heavier than you reeling? If not why on earth are you concerned with all this esoteric stuff, you need tanglible results before worrying about any of that, stuff you just "feel" isn't good enough.


Edited by Zach_Zinn (09/05/08 07:42 PM)

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#406138 - 09/05/08 10:50 PM Re: Could use some help [Re: Zach_Zinn]
eyrie Offline
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That's because he's 17 and on the road to becoming a super saiyan... he's confusing internal skills with DBZ skills - which are obviously not the same thing. One's wishful fantasy, and the other is, well, a cartoon...

Besides, everyone knows your ki epicenter is in your seika no tanden... and the tattoo goes on the right butt cheek.


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