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  1. Bang! is offline
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    It's like trying to spoon a beautiful girl. You try to keep things on the internal side, but sooner or later, your Yang is going to be poking her in the back.
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    I wish I could fight well and look cool at the same time...
    But you can't have everything...

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    See I always thought it meant you fought with our internal organs.
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    like blocking a kick with the liver?

    ** EDIT ***
    Honestly, without critizing anybody's skills, for some reason, whenever I hear "internal arts", I get the visual image of a fighter farting noxious, deadly chi to overwhelm an opponent's respiratory system. :5dunce:
    Last edited by Teh El Macho; 4/26/2006 5:05pm at .
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    Well, you don't really NEED the spleen. It might be a good throwing weapon.
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    I'm SURE the topic of "what the **** is an IMA?" has been discussed a trillion times on this site, but I've never gotten it myself. I hear a lot of stupids talking about how internal stylists have a lot of focus on meditation, but I think that may just be their stupidness showing through.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elnyka
    like blocking a kick with the liver?

    ** EDIT ***
    Honestly, without critizing anybody's skills, for some reason, whenever I hear "internal arts", I get the visual image of a fighter farting noxious, deadly chi to overwhelm an opponent's respiratory system. :5dunce:
    Now that you've caught on to the secret, I suppose you'll wear a bandana over your face and render the technique useless.

    Dammit.
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     Style: Yang Taiji, Hsing-I

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kidspatula
    I'm SURE the topic of "what the **** is an IMA?" has been discussed a trillion times on this site, but I've never gotten it myself. I hear a lot of stupids talking about how internal stylists have a lot of focus on meditation, but I think that may just be their stupidness showing through.
    I think that meditation has a lot to offer external arts as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peng
    I think that meditation has a lot to offer external arts as well.

    I'm not poo-pooing meditiation, I'm just saying to claim a set of styles is based around it is tard-tastic. This chick on one of the myspace groups said something like "external styles focus more on physical training, while internal styles focus more on meditation" which is just fucking rediculous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peng
    I'm sure there's a definitive answer to that question floating around somewhere. I can only offer my own limited understanding.

    Basically, an internal style makes use of body mechanics in a slightly different way.
    The specifics vary depending on the style, but generally it's about cultivating sensitivity, awareness, balance, and natural movement to divert, deflect, and reroute inertia to the other guy's disadvantage. Each of the arts has a different flavor, and each style within each of the arts has it's own emphasis.

    It's more about physics than muscular strength.

    Sometimes, yes, there is internal bleeding, but that's got nothing to do with the name. :)
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