Earl Grey

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  1. Is turning 40 all downhill?

    Not necessarily true. I saw many people who went the opposite of this, even non-cultivators.
  2. PRIDE x Godzilla

    Too good not to share, a short that is canon to the current stop motion Godzilla webseries by Toho. Godzilla Jr. comes out to daddy as transgender. https://io9.gizmodo.com/godzilla-supports-trans-kids-in-heartwarming-animated-s-1844249827
  3. Blue aura people

    https://www.thedaobums.com/topic/12639-flying-phoenix-chi-kung/
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  7. Zhan Zhuang Standing information

    I don’t see working as qi, jing, and shen as inherently spiritual because it is based on reinforcing the paradigm that discarded them altogether as part of what constitutes a hard atheist paradigm. But again I do see jing, qi, and shen cultivation as making it easier to be spiritual, and being spiritual doesn’t mean being a saint as some people like to imply many times in many places.
  8. Zhan Zhuang Standing information

    Sadly many people with great skill have no ability to teach.
  9. Zhan Zhuang Standing information

    Again, I don’t know your practice or your skill, but our GM came from Hong Kong and his own story was that his Liuhebafa teacher of ten years didn’t teach him power. When he went around and eventually trained with Wang Xiangzhai, he learned what was taught wrong not just because it was deliberate, but because the old teacher didn’t know a thing at all. He eventually challenged his teacher and left after humiliating the teacher in front of all the other students for the years of false teaching and empty promises.
  10. Zhan Zhuang Standing information

    The definition i use as a cultivator for spirituality doesn’t necessarily mean that working with jing, qi, and shen is a sign you’re spiritual—you’re working with things that exist whether you believe them or not. Granted, those who have a lot of shen and qi tend to have a stronger inclination towards spirituality and can make it spiritual, but that’s about the same as finding the spirituality in boxing from watching the Rocky Balboa series and at least a lot better than strip mall yoga wypipo giving themselves Asian names to sound more “spiritual”.
  11. Zhan Zhuang Standing information

    So far it shows your teachers are either terrible or they don’t know what they’re doing, or they just don’t want to teach you unless you’re in the inner circle. Nah, you just have no qualifications to discuss this, much like a chronic porn addict and UFC fan in his mom’s basement who took a couple classes at the gym is suddenly an expert because he thinks he has the same body and knowledge professionals with training do. Or perhaps more precisely, the guy with a huge stash of Asian porn who suddenly thinks he’s an expert on culture and diversity in front of actual people who’ve lived in Asia and speak the language.
  12. Zhan Zhuang Standing information

    It will be interesting to note what he claims to accomplish when he won’t even know what to look for—I still wait on hearing what people think the difference between rooting and grounding are in relation to Zhan Zhuang. Pretty much—let’s also remember it appears that he still thinks Zhan Zhuang and cultivation is primarily a spiritual practice. Qi deviations and dragon sickness, psychosis, and imperceptible damage occurs to the untrained and unfamiliar dabbler who wishes to be an adept. And let’s also not assume that those aforementioned foundations are good; it’s better to do nothing than to do the wrong thing for a long time with absolute certainty that it’s the right thing. Remember ChiDragon thinking Zhan Zhuang is just balancing on a board? 😜
  13. Zhan Zhuang Standing information

    It hasn’t been said that Zhan Zhuang can’t be self-learned—it’s been said that it isn’t optimal. 😜
  14. Zhan Zhuang Standing information

    Never said I was a master. Seems your reading and comprehension skills and inference all show you are really itching and need someone to rub your ballsax44. There isn’t spiritual one upmanship here at all, it’s caution and laughing because you’re not missing the point, you’re actively ignoring every point made and self-aggrandizing yourself and your self-learning. 🤣
  15. Zhan Zhuang Standing information

    I haven't watched the video yet, but will reply after. Just to clarify, Xin Yi is a system, Xingyi is another system entirely, and I have never heard of Xi Kuen. I can read and understand some Mandarin, but I am by no means fluent.
  16. Zhan Zhuang Standing information

    Then there's nothing for it to be said aside from the fact that even the San Ti posture of Xingyi is also utilized in Xin Yi, but we modify it using the principles we have to follow and develop Xin Yi skill. Someone who learned Xingyi standing in Santi will look a little different compared to how we do Santi in Xin Yi.
  17. Zhan Zhuang Standing information

    Just to make sure you are referring to Xin Yi and not Xingyi (I am referring to Xin Yi, 心意, not 形意), tell me why you think it is unbalanced. I can tell you many reasons why what I have been trained in and teach is balanced, as can my students, but we need to make sure you understand what you are talking about and if you do know Xin Yi, show me an image of what you are referring to because we have many postures. Depends on your teacher and lineage.
  18. You don't remember the replies because you've kept deleting threads and reposting the same question in a new thread since you don't like me or what others say about you doing this again and again.
  19. Zhan Zhuang Standing information

    Let's give an example here as I have several lineages that all do it differently. In Xin Yi, there's a certain angle in standing that we use that is not found in any other system. It's "wrong" by other frameworks. However, in the context of the system, it is right, and this we verify by the power and skill that comes from it. According to one Taijiquan lineage, the Zhan Zhuang they do is completely different and is closer to what LKC teaches as it has a sensation of qi and is more circular with the elbows sticking out--so long as someone feels qi, it's "right". Then, according to the other Taijiquan lineage I study under, the postures are also derived from Yi Quan, but are completely different from the ones in Xin Yi, which itself comes from Yi Quan, but the difference is that doing them all develops golden bell. So are they all right or is one wrong? The answer is, "It depends". Where the reliance on LKC's book and the certainty ballsax44 has that led him to be defensive comes from, I don't know, but this is why we always ask people to show their understanding through their skill, not their belief in self-reliance or body hacking. He could come from any tradition and do it totally different, but so long as he doesn't have skill to show or understanding to discuss, him being irritated means nothing to those who do.
  20. Zhan Zhuang Standing information

    Yeah you really are butthurt. Just because you don’t like the way I present my assertions that one can’t go far with a book alone,you think that I don’t know what I’m talking about, sure. But you ignored the part where I said that I do recommend it as a supplementary reading even to beginners, not primary reading. Of course. Cherry-picking. The only way for you to win an argument that didn’t even exist until you insisted I was digging at you and ignored that I said the book was all right. By the way, Zhan Zhuang has nothing to do with spirituality, it’s a technical skill, so you really don’t have a clue about what you’re talking about. You probably are one of those guys who needs to look up the meaning of the lyrics to "What I Got" by Sublime and still don't get what the song is about. When you can stand five hours, in multiple positions, and know the difference between rooting and grounding, then I might take you seriously, but now you’re really starting to sound butthurt because you insist a body will autocorrect itself and people will get results from the book. I don’t need to list my qualifications any further. 😘 Chill out, Butthurtanxzt44.
  21. Zhan Zhuang Standing information

    Only because the guy who was too butthurt about me referencing LKC thought I was making a jab at him! 😂
  22. Zhan Zhuang Standing information

    It was hyperbole on his part from what I read, dude. That’s why I found it hilarious. You take yourself waaaaaay too seriously, bruh.
  23. Zhan Zhuang Standing information

    Oh, I didn't say I was superior--I am saying that I am qualified to talk about Zhan Zhuang as a professional, not just someone who is an adept in my Xin Yi lineage (Yi Quan and Liuhebafa, and already a senior instructor). Let me be clear that I am not shitting on LKC, I do recommend his book as a supplemental practice to people, and even to beginners. It's fine, but for the level of self-aggrandizing that I see on this forum for people who read it or just watched a YouTube video, this is what makes me roll my eyes. To put it into context, I once met a guy who came up with his own fighting style by watching Ryu in Street Fighter and he had students, then tried to challenge us. You can imagine how well that went. Here's where the complications come: let's look at the LKC book as a little guide for beginners and reference for advanced people to check out as parallel to learning piano (to borrow @freeform's analogy). You could learn something from it, yes, and you just might make something nice. But when you meet someone who is a trained professional and has teaching qualifications, they can see things and comment on it credibly. So where I come from isn't to shit on other people, it's to prevent injuries and also to humble those who start making weird claims or adding stuff like meditating on the MDT or UDT while standing then claim they made it up on their own and didn't get it from a teacher.
  24. Zhan Zhuang Standing information

    To roll my eyes, that's why. I don't "need" to be right--I just am! Good for you! I didn't say the book was shit, I just think that it's overrated as I also believe that self-learning isn't a good idea for cultivation practices. There's nothing wrong with being happy with your practice. You can feel good about it and that's fine! But when these self-taught individuals start making themselves equals amongst those of us with formal training, that is when someone like me steps in and says, "Okay, show me your skill" and this is where seeing when someone is harming themselves potentially is important. FYI I am not here to argue, but to assist people if they want it. Otherwise, I'm the guy at the gym who lets the instructors know that some neophyte is about to injure himself, and I end up calling it 100% of the time.