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  1. The main thing giving us life is qi. Five elements give us another aspect of sequence of things. If we try to put analogies between chemical elements and those from wu-xing then we put our position to mechanistic understanding of this concept. Five elements from my understanding relate to different kinds of qi and inner qualities but not chemistry. Rgrds, Ilya
  2. I dare if abstinence is equal to jing cultivation. Jing cultivation has concrete methods. Jing is the substance that maintains our vitality, and what is meant under the first term? In Taoism there is a strong consequent system if transition jing-qi-shen based on a scope of methods and practices.
  3. This is exactly the first question you should ask yourself and try to find an answer. Otherwise it would be only a curiosity with some small possibility to develop in a strong interest for development in this area. We have discussed similar questions in the thread about tai chi. Rgrds, Ilya
  4. I works if you limit your goals to martial aspect only. In case you want to be involved in the whole system and obtain understanding of qi flows, relaxation and harmony then this limitation with martiality will limit your complex development. Rgrds, Ilya
  5. Yes. If we want to pay attention to something special then its better to look for something that has taoist thematic or anything quite unusual. Otherwise we would have hundreds of pictures from our life without bright impression on us and would say - look, its emanation of Tao... This is the way to decrease respect of Tao. Rgrds, Ilya
  6. This is a good point but in this case everything optimized can be called Wu way... Are you sure that this is an exact meaning of this term? Just if you want to find Wu way in this video - look deeper, may be there is somebody laying under the sun without any activity behind the bushes while the cyclists are streaming somewhere... Rgrds, Ilya
  7. There is one more thing we usually don't keep in mind. Ali ended his days as an invalid, as many other boxers, while I haven't seen such health deviations among tai chi masters. There may be some disputes about knees, but these cases are not obvious and discussable. It shows us another sides of "western" and "eastern" martial systems. Eastern ones assume martial aspect as a part of a warrior's life, equal to all other - ethical, social, philosophic, energy etc. Don't mix apples with plums and don't make them fight with each other :). Rgrds, Ilya
  8. I am sorry to interfere, but could anyone (the topic starter also if possible) explain how does this smart trick corresponds to Wu way? This is a nice life hawk but it doesn't deal some ho to Taoism directly, the real subject is much closer to smth like "nice hits in our life" or "smart tricks on the road cleaned from stones" etc.
  9. Let me a bit develop a thought that was posted earlier that Tai chi is not only a martial art. I believe that martial part is only a sort of benefit in this system, but its main result is development if yin-yang balance. As a result of this balance all other areas of our life will also become balanced - health, social life/communications, emotional stability etc. This is a multy-effect system, and if you look at it as at a killing art this means that you pay attention only to its one aspect. Rgrds, Ilya
  10. This is just natural approval to what I wrote earlier - good qi gong does not deal with imagination or exercises with changing the manner of breathing. We were born and grew up with natural way to breath, and then smb. comes with the idea that there is so called reverse way to breath... do you see the joke? I don't say that you all are totally wrong, I just try to notice that unknown exercises with our vitality can be critical to health. Rgrds, Ilya
  11. Just look at Chen Yui, as I wrote. I'm not sure he can beat anyone, but he seems to be a real tai chi master.https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QDPPkG4F2aQ Look at positions and the throws of power. The person in the awaikens post looked like a passive gui just returned from meditaion, but real master has skills, movements, positions and spirit. Rgrds, Ilya
  12. The man who was the winner looked like a classic MMA fighter. What result would you expect in a battle between a classic fighter and "so-called tai-chi master" whose arms lack of qi, who doesn't control the distance and isn't able to counteract the attack? Imagine Chen Yui as an opponent and I think the result could be quite contrary. Rgrds, Ilya
  13. Hi Starjumper! Your involvement into qi gong and near qi gong systems seem to me very respectful. So I looked through this thread but one important question stays unclear for me. What is the goal of your system and what results are supposed to be achieved? Is it mainly a health development or qi cultivation system? I don't see serious marchial art share in it so I suppose it is mainly linked with qi circulation. Am I correct or have missed something? Rgrds, Ilya
  14. Every body has its own fields of energy, so called cinnabar fields. They prevent qi from unlimited leaving the body. Mostly qi is wasted on usual activities, tensions, sex and emotions, but not as uncontrolled rising to the "heaven gods". Rgrds, Ilya
  15. I think its useless to try to transform yuan qi to yuan shen, untill it is fully replenished. And tho only is possible after you transform yuan jing to yuan qi. So following to this the first step is to cultivate yuan jing, then integrate it with yuan qi and only then to combine it with yuan shen. Rgrds, Ilya