11/22/2008 1:47pm, #11Originally Posted by shmuel“Most people do not do, but take refuge in theory and talk, thinking that they will become good in this way” -- Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, II.4
3/12/2009 3:15pm, #12
So let me get this straight Jack...
You're saying that kung fu is not some secret esoteric art which requires fortune cookie knowledge in order to make work?
3/12/2009 5:10pm, #13
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3/14/2009 12:49pm, #14
10/04/2009 5:29pm, #15
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Looks like a variation of the shao-lin stone lok exercizes. The one leg jump is right out of tai chi.
10/05/2009 12:51am, #16
4/07/2010 1:17pm, #17
We did these exercises in class. Apparently, the school I am now going to have trained with Cotter down in Tampa a bunch of times, and the Fu Hu Gong exercises are used in class. We only did it for about 15 minutes in class, but my whole body was sore for about 3 days after we did it. And I work out all the time. I consider myself to be in pretty good shape.
Well, I did until I did this work out.
4/07/2010 2:50pm, #18
You are using muscles in ways you haven't before. The same thing happens when we read about a striker, who thought he was in good shape, complain about soreness for days after their first few BJJ sessions.
I'm not knocking you but, IMO, this is how many of the myths in all Martial Arts started.
4/07/2010 3:27pm, #19
That's exactly what I was trying to say. This was a really good exercise. I do calestenics all the time, and these were really good. Your muscles get used to certain exercises unless you change it up a little and cause muscle confusion. This was a different way of doing a lot of stuff, and I'm sure my muscles would adapapt to it(because the other students had) but that doesn't take away from the effectiveness of the exercises.
I'm not sure what myths you are referring to. I was only commenting on the exercises. I do appreciate the personal attention that you have been giving me of late, not to say that I won't be happy when you find better fuel for the fire.
4/07/2010 3:34pm, #20
You mean as the CMA forum leader watching the CMA forums? Who would have thought that?