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 Post subject: what it means to me
PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:38 am 
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What it means to me is practice. I spent some time conditioning my forearms and shins, grip training. push up position on the fingertips, leopard fist and crane's beak. Some fundamentals; circles and lines, waist and body shifting. Some stance work, which could be called stepping work.

Hitting a canvas bag full of steel shot, then rub some herbs into your hands.

Walk up to the dummy and back-hand it with the sound of a bull whip cracking. No stance, no tension, no pain.


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 Post subject: Re: what it means to me
PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:17 am 
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And I commend you on your discipline in the training 5D...maybe it will rub off on some of the upcoming new crop of practitioners.

Martial arts are primarily a discipline.

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 Post subject: Re: what it means to me
PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:25 am 
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I agree Van, and one of the benefits is to see the same in others. There comes a time where you can read people by looking at their eyes. It can't be faked. It is the difference between looking at someone who is angry and looking into the eyes of someone who doesn't want to allow themselves to get angry.


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 Post subject: Re: what it means to me
PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:34 am 
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I've met some people who just don't give a #####, and others who are just plain mean. ha ha That's why I practice.


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 Post subject: Re: what it means to me
PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:47 pm 
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Good perceptions there my friend.

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 Post subject: Re: what it means to me
PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 5:12 pm 
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Reading the mean one is much easier than reading the sleeper. SLEEPER = Doesn't appear to be much of a threat. Know what I mean?

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 Post subject: Re: what it means to me
PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:43 am 
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Yup...

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