Thread: FlowingCombat haz teh Hadouken!
2/03/2014 10:05am, #11
The Cantonese would be "faht ging", one of the basic types of "ging" taught in Hung ga.
This is Sigung Yee's explanation
Exploding the Ging (Faht Ging)
We explain faht ging as natural strength combined with body connection, speed, sudden power and technique. This is performed in the span of an instant. Speed is the base ingredient of ging; without strength there is no ging. These must be combined, never separated. You also need to combine the loose and tight to have the ging explode. When not using ging, your muscles and body should be loose and relaxed. When exploding the ging, the muscle has to release like a spring, abruptly tightening at that moment only. If you correctly use the loose and tight, (gong and yao) within the muscles and the entire body, it allows you to bring your internal qi together, exploding the ging, saving ? not wasting ? energy. However, your ability to explode ging will be affected if the movement is incorrect and all the essential elements are not combined.
For a great Western boxing interpretation, try Jack Dempsey's book "Championship Fighting".
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2/03/2014 10:32am, #12
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Everyone in the kung fu world always makes it sound so mystical so that's why I even wondered.
Then somehow it devolves into discussion about meridians and my eyes gloss over
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2/03/2014 1:02pm, #13
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2/03/2014 2:25pm, #14
But if you read Dempsey, and his relatively long dissertations on the same subject...he also uses a multitude of analogies to effectively describe one simple concept such as "explosive punching". It's a hybrid approach to teaching, really, because you can apply "explosive punching" in different ways...hence the different types of ging (rising, falling, hard, soft, etc).
So, Dempsey and Yee have the same approach, to explain the one fundamental idea (moving weight, "ging") from a variety of different angles (explosive, soft, hard, rising, falling foot stepping).
Some people read Sigung Yee's breakdown of ging as "advanced" reading, but I would disagree. It's the most basic...the advanced practitioner shouldn't need to read about or even think about "ging". It hits all by itself, right? That's the "Gum Gong Ging"
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2/10/2014 11:49pm, #16
I'm still laughing over "atmosperm".
2/10/2014 11:55pm, #17
I have come out of retirement (we had a baby in November!) to laugh at the video in this thread.
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