What is the nature of Chi energy, is it necessary in martial art?

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Can it be attained by the average student after a few years of training or is this only possible for a selected few? Can it be harnessed to do marvellous things in combat, in love?

Thanks for your tips, in advance!

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Chi/Ki is Universal. Every breath you take is chi/ki. The energy around you is chi/ki. To manipulate chi/ki… is an entirely different story.

Chi/Ki is to my understanding, necessary in the martial arts because your mind opens to the idea. Chi/Ki, the flow of energy, is magnificent but is quite natural. Many view chi/ki as mystical superstition, unreal martial arts.

Chi/Ki is not mystical. It has not been proven nor has it been disproved (the existence of chi/ki) scientifically. It surrounds everyone and everything.

Through my personal journey, I cannot say harnessing chi/ki has been easy nor difficult. I cannot say it was average, either. But through every session of practicing chi/ki to spar, fight, and even to heal… I discover something every time as you will too.

The key is: it’s more simple than you think. It’s in front of you, waiting to be discovered.

-Cheers.

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Most martial arts practitioners have some idea about the concept of Chi energy. Chi refers to the natural energy of the Universe, which permeates everything. All matter, from the smallest atoms and molecules to the largest planets and stars, is made up of this energy. It is the vital force of life. It is the source of every existing thing. Chi has many manifestations. To the kung fu and taiji practitioners of China it is known as “Chi,” but different philosophies and cultures call it by different names. Japanese martial arts call it “Ki.” Metaphysical science calls it “vital force.” Friedrich Mesmer called it “animal magnetism.” The Indian and Hindu yogis call it “Prana.” Western science defines it as “biorhythm,” and New Age thinkers simply call it “cosmic energy.”

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lol i love the idea of chi
i reckon its like the force (star wars)
its part of us etc

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Is it necessary? No. Never seens a Thai Boxer focusing on his Chi when he smashes through a thigh. TKD, no chi. Alot of martial arts are purely driven by the physical.

Chi has its place in many soft styles and in ones like Aikido. But i don’t think you should confuse Chi for Centre. Balancing your centre or body to a low centre of gravity so someone can’t move you is technic.
Marvellous things are in the person, not in energy. Chi is in everyone, you don’t need to be a martial artist. It can be focused for healing, or it can be attacked to disrupt your bodies function. Pressure point attacks work on breaking your bodies chi (or energy flow) disrupting your nervious signals.

Train hard and for many years and you can learn and do a great many things. I have been training for 15 years and still learn all the time, from a teacher, a student or from life. When you think there is nothing more to learn you then you really should take a good hard look at yourself. Go start at white belt in another martial art under a direct linage master, they will teach you subtles that amaze an open mind

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To my understanding. One does not “attain Chi energy”, because you already have it, Chi is supposedly the life force that flows through our bodies, if you have no Chi, then you’re basically dead, just like if you have no blood. The concept of Chi, contrary to popular belief did not originate from the Chinese martial arts. It actually originated from ancient Chinese medicine. Chinese physicians believed that Chi is a universal energy that is absorbed by the body and is circulated through our breathing. It is the flow of energy responsible for life and through proper diet and exercise, one can promote good health by developing good Chi circulation. When a Chi’s flow is blocked either due to bad diet or injury, illness follows. Now this is just my speculation, but the idea of using the Chi concept in martial arts probably came after doctors treating martial artist with injuries sustained from fighting, developed a specialized field of medicine specifically for injuries caused by or sustained through the practice of martial arts. And some enterprising martial arts master then applied these medical principles into his martial arts studies and developed a way to enhance his body and health to give him an edge over others.

Maybe what you meant is attaining mastery of control over the flow of your Chi energy which is different. For this to be possible, it does need a lot of years of proper training. And the younger you start the better, since your body is not as damaged, used up and battered with chemicals and toxins from the food we eat to the air we breath and the physical abuse we put it through over the years.

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chi is nessasary but everything has chi in for example traditional wrestling we didnt talk about chihowever we biult it by working out and yes if u work out it is already building up

learn how to meditate and do it every day or every other day or every week not at the same time though and u will have an idea of its power anymore questions contact me on the.haad@yahoo.com or truecombat447@aim.com and i can explain more, how much more depentding on the vibe i get

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