View Poll Results: What is chi/ki to you?

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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. #71

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by W. Rabbit View Post
    You're not supposed to drink it.
    Yes he is.

    The more, the better.

  2. #72

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    My one armed master has been teaching me to use chi for years. I have yet to turn my hair gold though. Must keep trying.

  3. #73

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Sparkling herbal mineral water.

    ... no seriously.
    http://www.chi.co.nz/

  4. #74

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    None of the options are right. My chi level is either 1006 or over 9000, depending on whether you are wearing your scouter upside-down. :P

  5. #75

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    To me it's a poorly defined word that 99.9% of the time is used to refer to some magical power (aka bullshit) as opposed to being applied to something real like adrenalin or better health (which leads to better endurance/conditioning, etc.). Or the extra power that comes from learning better technique. Etc etc etc.

    It's used incorrectly enough times to justify saying bullshit but I just wanted to add that there is a small minority that applies the word to something real.

  6. #76
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    It's the energy Ryu uses to blast you with his Hadoken. Only those that trained under Sheng Long can hone it!....

    What I really think is they're different terms to describe an old concept that exists in many cultures, however nowadays I think it can scientifically be described as the placebo effect of your state of mind, drive, determination, so nothing fancy about it really.

  7. #77

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    What is chi, and how is it harnessed?

    "A living thing seeks above all else to discharge its strength - life itself is Will to Power. Nothing else matters."

    -Nietzsche

    How well you express your will in combat is a function of your training. Simple as. Everything else is bullshit.
    Last edited by TheDividedGod; 7/20/2013 7:42pm at .

  8. #78
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by TheDividedGod View Post
    What is chi, and how is it harnessed?

    "A living being seeks above all else to discharge its strength - life itself is Will to Power. Nothing else matters."

    -Nietzsche

    How well you express your will in combat is a function of your training. Simple as. Everything else is bullshit.
    Uh oh, we have an off-topic philosopher, watch out.

  9. #79

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    ...and on my first post, no less.

  10. #80
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by TheDividedGod View Post
    What is chi, and how is it harnessed?

    "A living thing seeks above all else to discharge its strength - life itself is Will to Power. Nothing else matters."

    -Nietzsche
    Nietzsche ran out of qi.

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