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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. Omar is offline

    Baji demigod.

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    Posted On:
    11/30/2005 9:14am

    Join us... or die
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyCache
    Ah, hence "IF I CAN RE-DEFINE..."
    But you can't.

    So what's your point?
    Fighting evil and upholding justice in blue silk pajamas baby!
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=UGaYD_wcaIg

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=6Uepo9ahg-M

    Bah!!! Puny Humans.


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    Posted On:
    11/30/2005 12:58pm

    Join us... or die
     Style: BJJ

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by Omar
    Special thanks to PointyShinyBurn for apparently grasping my idea the clearest even though he doesn't seem to agree with it. It's a little odd because he starts out saying:
    That's exactly what I believe.
    I meant I believe exactly the position your were summarising, a mechanistic universe. Not the position you hold, a dualistic one. It was a little confusing the way I put it.
    Quote Originally Posted by JohnyCache
    Incorrect - their definition is the soul of their existance/nonexistance.
    But its definition does not alter depending on whether or not it exists (unless that definition contains an existential component).
  3. OwlMatt is offline

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    Posted On:
    6/30/2013 10:08am


     Style: aikido

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I have a personal policy of never using the word ki. Nobody seems to be able to agree on what it means, and I don't think there's anything in the martial arts that is too mysterious to be explained with words that have agreed-upon definitions. There are a lot of other aikido people who would be very offended to hear me say that, though.
    Last edited by OwlMatt; 6/30/2013 10:13am at .
  4. BJMills is offline

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    Posted On:
    6/30/2013 3:47pm


     Style: Muay Thai/Wrestling

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Holy **** I voted in a crap ass necroed poll. Can I change my vote to 'the ability to reach through my phone and punch owlmatt in the face?'
  5. OwlMatt is offline

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    Posted On:
    6/30/2013 4:10pm


     Style: aikido

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    ****, that was a totally unintentional necro. I am ashamed. I accept whatever punishment is coming.

    *bends over*
  6. BJMills is offline

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    Posted On:
    6/30/2013 4:20pm


     Style: Muay Thai/Wrestling

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by OwlMatt View Post
    ****, that was a totally unintentional necro. I am ashamed. I accept whatever punishment is coming.

    *bends over*
    Hahaha just about everyone has done that before. I personally blame cell phones, hard to read post dates on little screens.
  7. big maclol is offline

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    Posted On:
    6/30/2013 4:39pm


     Style: mt/bjj

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Out of a bunch of Ki/Chi theories

    A Tai-chi dude told me that "Ki or chi" is how you move the body and use the right mechanisms, fluid movement, weight transfering.

    Like how some say the power comes from the "ground" meaning the pivot of the foot, to the hip, to the shoulder, all the way to to knuckles - and that is great "Ki or Chi"

    and some say "Ki or Chi" is just one's energy, mood, which makes more sense
  8. nils is offline

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    Posted On:
    6/30/2013 6:13pm


     Style: FormerShotokan,Kickboxing

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Since this thread is already out of its grave, let me share this one:

    some karate-teacher (don't remember the name, he was JKA, from Hawaii, around the year 2000 at a seminar in Hamburg. Most likely 3rd Dan or higher) let us practice some basic over-the-shoulder-throw. After that, he told us to force our ki to our feet - thus we would be much harder to throw, because the ki would hold us to the ground. Because we would weigh more.

    Therefore, ki is spacetime-distortion.

    Therefore, fat people have more ki.

    Also he shared some of his wisdom with us - "you can make small mistakes in life, but do not do big mistakes".
    Last edited by nils; 6/30/2013 6:18pm at .
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    Posted On:
    6/30/2013 9:02pm


     Style: 1 technique 1000 times

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Due to the necro'dness of this thread, I say, hey why not.

    It's a means of describing a concept. If you punch me in the gut and make me puke/lose the fight, and you believe it was chi, then I can't disagree with you, because you did exactly what you wanted to. If building/developing/controlling/channeling the chi is how you believe you get strong, and it works, then nobody can say anything else.
  10. W. Rabbit is offline
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    insight combined with intel, fuse, and dynamite

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    Posted On:
    6/30/2013 9:34pm

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     Style: (Hung Ga+BJJ+MT+JKD) ^ Qi

    3
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    You're all wrong, because you all are using a definition of chi beside the original definition, which is:



    an ancient pictogram that uses imagery of steam rising from cooked rice to symbolize the breath of life.
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