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    Quote Originally Posted by SD45T-2 View Post
    ESTJ got verbed?
    I was on the phone while typing and left out the word "are". Oops.
    A student said to his master: "You teach me fighting, but you talk about peace. How do you reconcile the two?" The master replied: "It is better to be a warrior in a garden than to be a gardener in a war." - unknown/Chinese

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ene View Post
    I was on the phone while typing and left out the word "are". Oops.
    "Verbing weirds language." - Calvin
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ene View Post
    I will do my best. Baguazhang is a form of martial arts originating in China. It is rare in comparison to many other styles and is akin to Xingyi and Tai Chi. It translates into English as Eight Trigrams in that it was originally designed to fight 8 opponents at one time. Traditionally, Bagua is circular in fashion but certain families of the Islamic Hui people of China combined it with some of their own fighting systems to form a linear style, which is the style I mostly practice. Bagau also places an emphasis on the use of particular weapons such as the ring dagger, deer hook sword, chain whip, cane, fighting staff and various types of swords. I'm also trained to fight with a Bowie knife, but my favorite thing remains the form itself. According to a prominent practioner and friend of my teacher, "The "Linear Form" from is the longest and most energetic of all martial arts forms..."

    Bagua is often called "The Art Of Over-kill" and Linear Bagua is the utmost form of it in that regard, making use of many dim-mak strikes powered by fa-jing or "explosive energy". So, I spend a lot of time memorizing pressure points and perfecting strikes. Baguazhang, when compared to more external styles, doesn't appear flashy, but it is highly effective. The Avatar from the Last Air Bender is based on Bagua. That is why I always say that my type is WIND. It's an inside joke for me! A movie that features Bagua is Jet Li's, The One and a more recent one is Ip Man: The Grand Master.

    Traditionally, Linear Bagua is taught after Classical Circular Bagau. Both aerobic and anaerobic exercises are incorporated into linear Bagua, so that we gain endurance and explosive instant power. If a person practices Bagua daily and eats, at least mostly healthy, that person will be fit, strong and flexible.

    Like any art, the more one practices, the better one becomes.

    I hope I did all right putting it into lay men's terms

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ene View Post
    I do Hui-style linear Baguazhang (very rare). Thank you for asking. I like to talk about my art.
    No problem -- would love to hear more about it! I'm about to start learning Shaolin kung fu, but a quick Wikipedia search shows that Qigong is very different. Expect a VM shortly!
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    Also, I want to say to you that I like that you ESTJ. I'm on the phone with one in real life right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyyukon View Post
    Hmmmm. Could you beat a boxer?
    It's possible. It depends on the boxer. Never underestimate your opponent.

    Theoretically, a Bagau Master should defeat a professional boxer. In fact, it's been done. My Great GrandMaster's father was involved in China's Boxer Rebellion during the early 1900s. During this time, many Tai Chi and Bagau praticioners faced renown boxers from the West and defeated them, often being outnumbered by size and experience. In some instances huge boxers were thrown out of the ring by people of average or less than average size, giving the impression that Bagau Masters had some control over the air, but it's really an understanding of a principle called "the six harmonies." For example, I weigh around 115 lbs., but can easily throw a man (weight lifter who trains with me sometimes) who weighs 375lbs.
    A student said to his master: "You teach me fighting, but you talk about peace. How do you reconcile the two?" The master replied: "It is better to be a warrior in a garden than to be a gardener in a war." - unknown/Chinese

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    Quote Originally Posted by SD45T-2 View Post
    "Verbing weirds language." - Calvin
    It does, but it's fun.
    A student said to his master: "You teach me fighting, but you talk about peace. How do you reconcile the two?" The master replied: "It is better to be a warrior in a garden than to be a gardener in a war." - unknown/Chinese

    http://www.typologycentral.com/forum...=61024&page=14

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ene View Post
    It's possible. It depends on the boxer. Never underestimate your opponent.

    Theoretically, a Bagau Master should defeat a professional boxer. In fact, it's been done. My Great GrandMaster's father was involved in China's Boxer Rebellion during the early 1900s. During this time, many Tai Chi and Bagau praticioners faced renown boxers from the West and defeated them, often being outnumbered by size and experience. In some instances huge boxers were thrown out of the ring by people of average or less than average size, giving the impression that Bagau Masters had some control over the air, but it's really an understanding of a principle called "the six harmonies." For example, I weigh around 115 lbs., but can easily throw a man (weight lifter who trains with me sometimes) who weighs 375lbs.
    Weelllllll, I'd have to see the youtube video to believe it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elfboy View Post
    @DiscoBiscuit
    you seem like a cool guy. frankly, the level of disrespect I've seen you receive on this forum really pisses me off (I'd probably speak up about it more if I were as active here as I used to be). most of it is ignorant dismissal of you based on the fact that you're conservative, especially given you're a straight white male.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyyukon View Post
    Weelllllll, I'd have to see the youtube video to believe it
    Oh, yes, if its on YouTube, it MUST be accurate! LOL.
    A student said to his master: "You teach me fighting, but you talk about peace. How do you reconcile the two?" The master replied: "It is better to be a warrior in a garden than to be a gardener in a war." - unknown/Chinese

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    @prplchknz, "inverse taste" makes a lot of sense to me.

    For me, it's kind of like (this is a highly imperfect and limited metaphor/simile, but was on my mind when I was trying to figure out what goes on at typologycentral): If I went to a fundamentalist Christian website where the accepted culture was to assume gay people are sinners, there wouldn't be collective room to talk about me and my partner as real human beings because our same-gender-ness would be unacceptable according to the group culture. I would experience their group culture as toxic, but they would experience their group culture as good, righteous, familiar in a pleasant way, etc etc - basically, a form of inverse taste of the local/group environment.

    (And one difficulty with this site IMO is that its group cultural dynamics are more subtle than those in the above imperfect/limited metaphor, in my experience at least).

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