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    Quote Originally Posted by XXIV View Post
    I was wondering about this in the car the other day.. since I spend roughly 10 hours in cars most days.

    Is "fa jing" just the ol' Chinese way of saying "explosiveness" ?
    Fa jin is Mandarin for explosive strength, or to explode the internal force.

    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.
    http://www.kungfumagazine.com/magazi...hp?article=651

    For a great Western boxing interpretation, try Jack Dempsey's book "Championship Fighting".

    https://archive.org/details/ChampionshipFighting
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Resonance10 View Post
    Attachment 15853

    Yes Mr Rommel has outdone his previous special effects videos, this time thanks to XBox1 Kinect.

    So now instead of actually showing some power in his technique we get a visual of what he imagines happens whenever he wiggles powerfully.

    Enjoy this vid and those that will probably follow as magic palms everywhere explode and celebrate in a feast of light and spasm.

    Looks like somebody who can't dance trying to dance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XXIV View Post
    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
    The mystery is part of the puzzle box. It's fun to some, annoying to others, and might depend on your mood. If you're in a practical mood, talking about all the various types of ging seems tedious. If you're in the mood for san da, any talk of meridians is not going to help that.

    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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    Kinect is so good at mapping environments, it's used to monitor the DMZ.

    http://kotaku.com/microsofts-kinect-...der-1514792443

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    I have come out of retirement (we had a baby in November!) to laugh at the video in this thread.

    Hahahaha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivington View Post
    I have come out of retirement (we had a baby in November!) to laugh at the video in this thread.
    Grats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivington View Post
    I have come out of retirement (we had a baby in November!) to laugh at the video in this thread.

    Hahahaha!
    Groggy and half-crazed from lack of sleep, huh?
    Congratulations!

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