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thisisarp:

Good read, similar to my kung fu vs mma post.

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"Wisdom over strength."

…the right hand represents the martial component of a martial artist; Wu 武, whilst the left hand represents the more scholarly aspects of a person; Wen 文. This can be examined through the closed fist; an universal symbol for violence, is rigid and does not have the capacity to grasp new things and be gentle. Meanwhile an open hand symbolizes openness, respect, courtesy and piety representing the more scholarly pursuits of knowledge and wisdom.  [source]

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Tomorrow I test for my black belt.  Hard to believe the day is finally here.

I feel nervous, but I am ready.

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samma-dan:

Been kind of obsessed with this push up lately.  We don’t have it down just yet, but we’re getting closer. 
Why a triple-decker pushup?  Its fun, challenging, and different.  Does it mean anything? No.  Its just exercise.  Kung fu is about personal cultivation.  Its about finding out that what you thought were your limits are just stepping stones to the next exceptional thing that you can do.

samma-dan:

Been kind of obsessed with this push up lately.  We don’t have it down just yet, but we’re getting closer. 

Why a triple-decker pushup?  Its fun, challenging, and different.  Does it mean anything? No.  Its just exercise.  Kung fu is about personal cultivation.  Its about finding out that what you thought were your limits are just stepping stones to the next exceptional thing that you can do.

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The big day is tomorrow.

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My black belt test will officially be this Saturday.  I am at a vastly improved place compared to where I was a few weeks ago.  I feel nervous, but also prepared.  The most important things I can do now are relax and BREATHE.

I can’t believe the day is almost here.

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Journey

Kung fu is ultimately a journey of discovery; simultaneously uncovering the art and ourselves.
The subjects and insights revealed in our training have ramifications beyond class.
We can take new skills, methods and attitudes into all aspects of life.

I like this description.

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Health benefits

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The health benefits that come with training tai chi as a martial art exceed those associated with ‘tai chi for health’.
A martial artist needs to be in better condition: stronger, more flexible, more supple and more relaxed.
Emotions must be settled and the mind sharp and clear.

You are required to explore, to think, to discover and to practice. 

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thisisarp:

Since I’ve started studying kung fu last year, I’ve noticed a lot of derision from some MMA fans regarding kung fu.

The common complaints & criticisms

  • Kung fu sucks
  • MMA is better than kung fu
  • Why aren’t there any good kung fu fighters in MMA?
  • If it works in a life or death situation it…