No in general. As supplementary exercises they can be helpful. Not necessary but helpful.
So, what do you think? Are Qigong and Neigong important to martial arts practice?
I see it as ancient nomenclature describing subjective feeling/awareness (within its specific cultural context).
How do you conceptualize these concepts; for example, do you see it as ancient nomenclature for things that can be correlated/explained with modern physiology or medicine?
I don't think it can be correlated with modern physiology or medicine as these are more objective, they may explain them at some point in combination with other modern disciplines.
On the metaphysical: no I don't view them as such. On the objectively incorrect: always a possibility and the more metaphysically you view them the bigger the likelihood imo.
Or do you view them as metaphysical, objectively incorrect practices.
Personally they are a part of my warm up and cool down. I may do some of the more 'meditative' stuff longer as a stand alone.
If you do believe in their worth, how much time/focus do you place on these things?
It did i was a part of it, it got culled and not your fault. My apologies.
Sorry if this starts a huge debate on things that people often consider bullshit, but I'd like to hear perspectives from senior members of the board.
Not a senior here but its my thoughts for what its worth.