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Energy, spiritual striking force, does it exist or not?

I’ve felt a strike with qi many times and i understand some of the theories but even after training for awhile i get no affect 90% of the time and a great affect 10% of the time. What’s your understanding of the force generated “internally”. Qi doesn’t fly for me, i can see the method has effect, i just don’t know why. I understand dropping the weight, to add gravity and force, i understand co-ordinated movement adding accumulated muscular force. I also have at least a >partial< acceptance of electrical force from nerves, by relaxation disrupting nerve signals or adding force etc. Are there any other physiological reasons, hopefully with evidence or your personal theories that make sense. And youtube videos so do not fly either, you must be inbred to believe the majority of that "internal, energy, christian zen etc". i get freebies all the time, i havent paid insurance or membership for a year Do bagua and xing yi, just skeptical of concept looking for more scientific approach to learn better skill.

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dmaud56
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dmaud56

Its real, but…… 1) there are limits, so forget the crap you see in ANY anime. 2) anyone promising you that you can master it quickly is a charlatan; the only reliable, and at least so far seemingly honest from my perspective individual who can REALLY do it, is Shi Yang Ming, the director of the Shaolin temple in New York. However he has been doing Kung Fu since he was 5 years old, and I think he’s in his 40’s now. That is 40 years of Kung Fu training buddy, and crap man most of us won’t stick with… Read more »

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Feeling qi is one thing, useful qi is quite another. All the theories and stories I have heard and experienced about chi or qi (Not to mention- Li) don’t really have a specific usefulness in regards to fighting. Lots has been said about directing the “energy” but to what avail? Spotty answers at best. Even when this “energy” is directed to an organ to stimulate it, SO WHAT? What does this do and how do you now about whats really happening or even if it is done right. I don’t think anyone actually knows. There are no truely definitive writings… Read more »

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SofRage93

Internal martial art will not give you Chi striking abilities. A few other people on here are saying they will and they’re full of baloney, amongst other things (too much of their own Chi, perhaps?). Internal martial arts are about body structure, balance manipulation and control in yourself and others, and body mechanics or how to get the maximum effect when you move your body. Any other claim is crap. No touch knockouts and Chi force stuff is all garbage, and I guarantee you that in the old days of martial arts, I’m talking pre-gun times when this stuff was… Read more »

Shihan J
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Shihan J

you need to study an internal art
i don’t think you are going to find a scientific approach to what it is or how to harness it.
and if you are just going from school to school for free lessons your not going to learn much. you basically get what you pay for

David N
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David N

It is real. In order to harness it, you need to study one of the INTERNAL martial arts: Bagua Tai Chi Hsing-I Qigong. If you study one of the external martial arts you may occasionally feel it, but it will only be on rare occasions. You will not be able to control/focus it or have it at your beck and call. If a person flat out says “it doesn’t exist” it is paramount to saying: “The Taj Mahal doesn’t exist because I have never been to Agra and seen it with my own eyes.” Since you practice Bagua and Hsing-I… Read more »

Bluto Blutarsky58
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Bluto Blutarsky58

I get no effect 100% of the time. unless you refer to chi as proper structure, technique added to natural stregth to generate power, adrenalin or even better blood flow for better health and better conditioning (which the effects of better stamina is obvious). actually I DO have some youtube vids you will find of merit- george dillman putting his foot in his mouth on “no touch kos” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JM_qg5d1YGI yellow bamboo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1ykNZ7rAcw you will find these debunkings interesting if you haven’t seen them already. punching in a “relaxed” manner is something that should be done as a rule, from boxers… Read more »

michael
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michael

I think there may be some truth behind it although there are alot of fakes and pretenders, look if you are any good at martial arts and have dedication your dojo will give you free or well reduced fees, IF you are dedicated !

You said that you didnt and wouldnt go to a dojo, dont turn into a chronic liar.

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Lycann

This stuff is literally beyond the understanding of modern science. All we can tell is that the uke collapses and exhibits symptoms of shock. The explanation as to why has not been pinned down and proven. Theories fly everywhere and you’ve named a good number of them. The explanation that makes the most sense to me is cooperative uke syndrome. I don’t want to say these techniques are all imagined, but it makes the most sense with such low success rates. There was a show called Mind Body and Kick Ass Moves where they talked about all these sort of… Read more »