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    Quote Originally Posted by Kidspatula
    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.
    Meditation is an integral part of the practice, but it's not everything. Without partner work you may as well not even bother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fanatical
    Lol. You mean JUJITSU?

    that's sort of what I've been wondering... when it comes down to it, does internal just mean grappling?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kidspatula
    that's sort of what I've been wondering... when it comes down to it, does internal just mean grappling?
    I think Jujitsu could be classified as an internal style, sure.

    But it's more than just grappling. It's a different way of generating and using power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peng
    I think Jujitsu could be classified as an internal style, sure.

    But it's more than just grappling. It's a different way of generating and using power.
    I hear people saying this too, but I've never really understood what ways other than hip rotation or falling steps could be used for good power generation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kidspatula
    I hear people saying this too, but I've never really understood what ways other than hip rotation or falling steps could be used for good power generation.
    Weight shifts, leverage, breath, letting yourself get hit in some cases, expanding and contracting the chest and back, rooting, boorowing energy.

    Falling steps are frowned upon quite strongly, if I'm envisioning what you mean correctly.

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    I often get the impression that IMA is basically 'finesse' when it comes to movement, and perhaps with lots and lots of training, it might be useful, if you train right. On the other hand it seems to me like it's like using a spoon for digging a big hole, rather than a shovel...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainRedbeard
    On the other hand it seems to me like it's like using a spoon for digging a big hole, rather than a shovel...
    I'd actually consider it to be the exact opposite. The other way round, rather.

    It takes a lot of training, and I'd be lying if I said I had a fight history to back up my technique, but the principle of the lever is integral to the art.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peng
    I think that meditation has a lot to offer external arts as well.
    I think lifting weights and running have more to offer. I mean, other than training hard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peng
    I think Jujitsu could be classified as an internal style, sure.

    But it's more than just grappling. It's a different way of generating and using power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JKDChick
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    By all means, feel free to unrestrain yourself. I'm interested in your insight.

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