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I'll try to explain some of the mechanics of the explosive strike here. When I do it, which is rare, I don't think about energy at all, so it isn't required. I have noticed though, that if you store up energy in your body and then use the right posture that a fajin does tend to pop out automatically, so possibly building up chi power helps but like I said I don't think about it and one doesn't need to focus on their energy in order to do it. Technically there are other types of fajin, but the one referred to by the masters of old is the explosive strike using a short motion. The short motion is required to make it more explosive. A few points that are involved are that you need to be very relaxed and soft in order to do it, and you need to imagine that you are hitting something a couple of inches on the far side of the object you will be striking in order to generate the penetrating power. The structure of the body that is involved forms sort of an 'S' shape and the movement is initiated by a snapping motion of the waist, which you mentioned, as if the kidney area suddenly expanded, which may be why you also mention your kidney area. It is also good to train your fast twitch muscles, which is something that most chi kung does not address. So the waist snaps forward suddenly, with a feeling a lot like a sneeze, and two waves go out, like waves that go out a whip. One wave goes up and out the arm to the hand, and another wave goes down the leg to the rearmost foot. Once when I did it my foot slipped back and that took the power out of the hand motion. Another thing that is involved is that the shoulder moves down ward and the intent of the hand is also downwards, a lot like a hammer strike, but with an open palm the way I do it. You can look for some of these elements in the video I made which shows a one inch strike in slow motion and with bare arms. Here is that video: I'll make another video later of some of the motions that you can practice in order to refine the ability. Questions are invited.
Hello all, Just wanted to ask a question about weapon and force production. So as chinese martial arts practitioners train under internal principles, such as meditation and neigong, many of them (at least genuine ones) learn to produce and utilize various types of forces - namely fajin. From what I gather, fajin can be used and projected in numerous ways; they can be more of a non-lethal pushing force, while others can be much more destructive in nature (i.e. used for breaking objects, sometimes through objects - striking the internals directly without leaving external marks, or breaking a bottom brick without harming the ones on top) Can the same principle be applied for weapons? Such as sword or saber. For instance, how would a intermediate or above level skilled IMA practitioner fight with a sword or saber - against opponents with heavy plate, brigandine, or lamellar armor? Well-made full suit of armor often made bladed weapons ineffective, and historical European warfare often resorted to prolonged wrestling to attack the weak points of the armor. However, this often made them vulnerable to multiple attackers, and usually put bigger and stronger people at an advantage. Or is it somehow possible for IMA practitioners to strike their opponents bypassing the armor with weapons? Or even enhance the cutting power and resilience of their swords/sabers? Weapons isn't something that seems to be talked about frequently, so I wanted to ask.
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http://www.facebook.com/groups/thefajinproject It all happend in Joseph Laronges's school. Laronge is clearly NO Clyman-groupie as his phrasing and interpretation of the situation proves! Therefore his credibility seems unassailable to me. ^Above is Laronge's personal interpretation of the situation: Obviously he believes that it is possible that Chang hold back to not kill Clyman. However, Clyman was in fact not only not killed, he seemed not affected at all! ^Fact is, that Clyman and Chang treated each other with mutual honesty, friendliness and respect before, during and after the golden bell test. ^Fact is that Clyman was NOT affected by Grandmaster Chang's hits! He didn't even stumble back after the uppercut: ^Clyman did not have to make one single step backwards after the uppercut! => The objective observation of the incident shows that Clyman's Golden Bell technique gave him the ability to absorb the blows of Grandmaster Chang without being affected. The question if this is possible because Grandmaster Chang hold back or because Clyman's powers were so overwhelming even back then that even Grandmaster Chang's hardest hits would have or actually have simply "bounced off" his golden bell technique, is in the area of personal interpretation, because Chang did not comment on the fact if he did hit Clyman with full force or not! However, the mutual honesty, respect and friendliness that defined the contact between Clyman and Chang implicates that Chang gave Clyman a "real" test of his Golden Bell abilities!