I am interested in all martial arts but especially “internal” and “soft” arts. I tend to record thoughts about internal arts but am just as interested in soft “external” arts. I am interested in blending, redirection without detection, deflecting 1000 lbs with 4 oz, maximum efficiency, minimum effort, neutralization, constant fluid motion, real time practice, grappling, rolling, balance, sensitivity, relaxation, improved reaction time and speed from a relaxed state, uprooting, throwing, tui shou, rou shou, san shou, opening the joints, silk reeling, mind/body unity, yi, qi, health, qigong, zhan zhuang, yoga, theory and practice … “it is an empty theory without practice, but it is a blind practice without theory”
These are mostly some training notes and rants for myself. It helps to write both down to recall something in the first case and clear something out in the second. I try to analyze and reflect on ideas by writing some of them down as a supplemental online memory, and hopefully not really think too much during actual training. All the blahblah blah can be chattered out in a blog. I have been doing most everything wrong with wrong turns or incorrect understandings at one point or another so I rant a bit about that and that seems to help me get on track. I’m trying to restart and make some actual progress and log it occasionally. There is such incredible misinformation and confusing information floating around. Disclaimer: you’ll find plenty of that here. These are rants. Don’t try any of the stuff mentioned at home. Etc. I sometimes blog about mma as well. Someone on a neijia forum explained it’s the new lei tai. That seems like a pragmatic way to look at it. I am also a huge fan of Fedor, Cung Le, and “Rampage” Jackson. Finally, I seem to log a lot of offtopic posts on new technology and popular science, especially concerned with neuroscience.
If you’ve wandered across these pages somehow, hope you find something interesting. Feel free to leave a comment. Edit: comments close after a period. Random ad hominem type arguments in comments may be edited or remain unpublished. No ranting type blogger really has time these days to spend too much time reading, spamming, approving, or editing this kind of commentary (however starting a new blog is a good way to get those kinds of rants off your chest or out to interested readers on your own! As a certain other blogger likes to mention, none of this stuff really matters anyway).
“Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.” – Rainer Maria Rilke