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  • At 1.2 million currently, depending on what I ate for breakfast

    6 4.32%
  • Requires me to register my hands as lethal weapons

    0 0%
  • An energy field that surrounds us, penetrates us, and binds the galaxy together

    15 10.79%
  • The secret to my martial art

    1 0.72%
  • Makes me better than I was before. Better, stronger, faster

    4 2.88%
  • Bio/magnetic/electric fields/waves/radiation

    9 6.47%
  • A chinese concept for unknown phenomenon

    35 25.18%
  • The tickling sensation at the back of my throat

    7 5.04%
  • Bullshit

    62 44.60%
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  1. daimyo is offline

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    Posted On:
    11/29/2005 9:48am


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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    To me 'real chi' is proper body mechanics. For example; the punch worked well because the user had a good base, used hips, proper technique etc, as opposed to the gathering of energy into the palm of your hand BS.
  2. Omar is offline

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    Posted On:
    11/29/2005 9:59am

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by Wataru Akiyama
    Chi is "The Force".
    I'd a voted for that one if it was on the poll.

    And this: :suicide: just because I never saw that smiley before.
    Fighting evil and upholding justice in blue silk pajamas baby!
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    Bah!!! Puny Humans.


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    Posted On:
    11/29/2005 11:06am

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     Style: Kung Fu

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    There's no option for what chi actually is. This is not a multiple guess, postmodern subjective ideal of what does it mean to you. Chi is breath.
    “We are surrounded by warships and don’t have time to talk. Please pray for us.” — One Somali Pirate.
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    Posted On:
    11/29/2005 11:39am

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    You guys are nuts. As i learned from my coach, Boxing is all about chi/ki. It's the secret to my martial art.


    "Ki' yer elbows dawn"
    "ki' yer hans up. UP!"
    "footwork! ki' movin them feet! i dun wan anyone seein ya do tha an thinkin that's wha I taught ya!"
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    Posted On:
    11/29/2005 11:50am


     Style: Wing Chun

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    A word that made it easy to say a variety of things, ranging from 'kinetic energy' to 'put a bit of oomph in it lad!"
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    Posted On:
    11/29/2005 12:01pm


     Style: kung fu

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I agree with locu5. Chi is a metaphor.


    And yes, I believe in chi blasts. I have seen a picture of a guy do one before. It's a bright flash of blue and the word bullshido comes out of his palms. :eusa_whis
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    11/29/2005 12:02pm


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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    It WAS an outdated concept decades ago.
    Now it's an excuse for anigeeks to play dragon ball z and think it's real. It's a way for crappy teachers to maintain control over their students without having to fight. It's a reason that many CMA people won't drop outdated training methodologies and improve.
    In a word: Bullshit.
  8. Cassius is online now
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    Posted On:
    11/29/2005 12:16pm

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     Style: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by A.D.D
    Chi is the reason that there is so much debate over Stem Cell research.

    If you saw that episode of South Park where Christopher Reeves eats all those fetuses then you know what I am talking about.

    :eatbabies
    Nice. YOU'LL NEVER TAKE ME ALIVE HACK-MAN!
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    Posted On:
    11/29/2005 12:20pm

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     Style: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Mantis
    There's no option for what chi actually is. This is not a multiple guess, postmodern subjective ideal of what does it mean to you. Chi is breath.
    If this is so, why is breath not used instead to avoid confusion? Also, I have seen references to focusing chi/qi/ki into parts of your body, i.e. your hand. How does one focus one's breath into one's hand? Or are chi, qi, ki not synonymous like I thought they were?
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     Style: _razilian _iu _itsu

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
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