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  1. John Chang Died February 5th 2020

    I give my condolences to the family and loved ones. He sure gave a lot to the martial world and I am thankful for it.
  2. What made YOU laugh today/tonight ?

    I laughed far too loud at this meme. (no user ever)
  3. What is your favourite exercise?

    Mine would have to be dingshr with circlewalking ala- Jiang Baguazhang also swinging arms (3 variations)-BKF's swinging arms
  4. Releasing suppressed emotions?

    some simple input Zhan Zhuang will release trauma, as I was told by my Sifu that traumatic emotions are actually stored in the body. Mind you, the emotions get released and it's up to the person to deal with these emotions... For example, I knew a lady that broke down crying and took it upon herself to deal with it by way of professional help/therapy. I wish you luck and success on your journey.
  5. Zhan Zhuang is a wonderful exercise, especially in the beginning. This would be a wonderful way to begin a journey into qigong or martial arts. I also began training ZZ with the Lam Kam Chuen book, The Way of Power. The author lays out a great guide for training. Zhan Zhuang is a corner stone of training in the big 3 internal systems. (baguazhang, xingyi, taiji) I find that focusing on my breath worked as a great way to still my mind, both in the beginning and now. Many will experience tremors and profuse sweating after one's first initial training session. Both will subside with practice. I don't see how Zhan Zhuang could be harmful providing one is using common sense sort of thinking. I would recommend 8 Pieces of Brocade (Ba Duan Jin) as a moving exercise. This set of movements is quite basic and there is a lot of information easily found on the exercises. Happy training!
  6. Yan Xin PDF from the CIA website

    Yan Xin, huh? Interesting. Above couldn't be the same smiling cat in TX I once knew on another unrelated forum. Agreed.
  7. ….underfunded Klutz WHO WILL undercut the butcher.

  8. I know that's one ugly f'n tie...

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