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Martial Arts / Re: New Thing I'm Starting
« on: July 22, 2007, 01:20:30 AM »
How exactly is it more dangerous than any other bladed weapon style?

I never said that.

And yes, Martial Thoughts, he could do that.  I, however, am against anyone trying to study a sword style without instruction.  There's just too great a risk of injury.  Even guys who are skilled and train under good teachers make mistakes once in a while; for someone training on his/her own the danger is just too great.  Besides, training without a teacher ingrains loads of bad habits that can take months or even years to fix.  I'd say that if Right Now really wants to study iaido, he/she should find a teacher.  If he/she can't, then wait until one is available in the future, or study another sword/unarmed style that he/she can find an instructor in.

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Psionics / Re: Personal Proof
« on: July 19, 2007, 11:33:26 PM »
Kinesis is by no means easy.  It will take a long time and a lot of work to develop it.  If you still want to go that route, however, start by learning focal medidation, here:

http://forums.vsociety.net/topic/4867.0

Then, you can move on to learning to control a flame with kinesis, as described here:

http://forums.vsociety.net/topic/4868.0

After getting good with that, you should be able to apply kinesis to other, more solid object, like pins or psiwheels.

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Martial Arts / Re: anybody hir familiar wit moisyn toies kung fu
« on: July 19, 2007, 11:27:52 PM »
alright things i forgot to mention 1. i dont pay 1 dollar for it 2. i meant secretive in the way that all the sifu that taught this art are very "picky" of their students. 3. my sifu i no joke he has been training his son since two yrs old and i mean the kid has fought in front of tha old man thats head of the international TKD association (wich is the one tha chooses who opens any sckool of tkd al oveer the world) and his son was also trained for a time by the old man after the tournament. the old man died though. 4. if it is a scam it realy works.

1.  Great

2.  That's fine, too.

3.  International TKD Association?  You mean the International Tae Kwon Do Federation, or the World Tae Kwon Do Federation, right?  I've never heard of an International TKD Association.  Also, you don't need any old man or association to allow you to open a school in TKD... all you need is a third dan (sometimes not even that) and you're good.  Also, since TKD is pretty much a joke from an effective fighting point of view, this doesn't mean much.

4.  Lots of scams really work.  Look up Ashida Kim, Frank Dux, or Konigun Ninjitsu some time for excellent examples.

I'm not saying that it's ineffective, just that the style does have a very strange name.  As for it being free... that's a good point in the style's favor, but it doesn't necessarily mean anything.  I remember one Mr. Coda Scott who was investigated by Bullshido; his dojo did loads for the community, and he didn't make his students pay fees.  He was still an underqualified teacher and liar who simply did it for the ego boost of being called "Master" and "Sensei".

Once again, you should go ahead and try it, but be careful and keep an open mind.  A lot of schools out there are ripoffs (faaaaaar to many for my taste) so be careful.

Normally, I wouldn't be this suspicious or warn anyone this much, but man, I've been spending waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much time around Bullshido lately.  It gets me paranoid.  :P

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Martial Arts / Re: Martial Art?
« on: July 19, 2007, 11:17:42 PM »
Seeing as it's basically impossible to learn empty force without learning chi kung, I'd agree.

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Martial Arts / Re: New Thing I'm Starting
« on: July 19, 2007, 11:16:35 PM »
I'm not saying that he should be put off by not having a teacher, if he is studying an unarmed or blunt weapons style.  Iaido, especially practiced with a shinken, can cause serious injuries or death if you don't know exactly what you're doing.  Trying to learn a bit of karate from a book and practicing iai without a teacher are vastly different things, one far more dangerous than the other.

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Psionics / Re: Aura contracting
« on: July 12, 2007, 11:10:28 PM »
Actually, the guys at the Psion's Guild have a technique just like that, except they use it for shielding.  They basically pull in their field, compact it, and harden it into a shield.  Same basic principle.  I wouldn't do it though, for the reasons Watchtower mentioned.

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Psionics / Re: Should Developing Psi Be Taught In Schools?
« on: July 12, 2007, 11:07:36 PM »
No misunderstoof they were in quotes to use sarcasm... There Reason and Rational Thinking. Im sure that if you showed that Psionics are very real they would use it. However, the scientific applications might end up as Military Application to. Imagine Mind Control Shock Troops thats what I think would be a bad reason to teach in schools...

I don't think the technical aspect of psi would ever be taught in schools.  The science might one day be taught, once it becomes accepted, but why teach actual psi skills?  There's no real purpose in it.  It's like trying to teach martial arts in schools:  what's the point?  Besides, some religious nut would whine about it anyway, and it would get taken out of the curriculum.

Also, I don't think psi is well enough developed to have many military applications, especially not mind control.

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Psionics / Re: Should Developing Psi Be Taught In Schools?
« on: July 12, 2007, 09:59:01 AM »
Developing Psi should be taught in schools. However, in materialistic western society people are skeptic and ignorant. They believe in "Reason and Rational" they doubt the themselfs because, they allow the doubt from others to enter into there mind. Most of first year grads would use it for materialitic gain.

Bad godfather!  Don't resurrect ancient posts from the depths of the netherworld!

Anyway, how are "Reason and Rational" a bad thing?  The problem is that people (scientists in particular) are NOT using reason and rationality, or psi would long have been widely accepted science.

Besides, in order for it to be taught in schools, it must have some kind of positive educational benefit.  What would that be?  Who would need psi?  I could see it perhaps being an elective in high school or college, but other than that, there would be no point.

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Martial Arts / Re: Wing Chun "auto pilot" ?
« on: July 12, 2007, 09:47:12 AM »
It's called "sticky hands".

Go to a Wing Chun school to learn it.  Trying to learn it off the Internet is a bad idea.

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Martial Arts / Re: anybody hir familiar wit moisyn toies kung fu
« on: July 11, 2007, 03:45:46 PM »
Who is putting out those dvds? Individual practitioners who feel like such things should be made available to the public (or who just want to make some cash off them) or "officials" who speak for the heads of various organizations? I've seen plenty of dvd's from individuals, plenty of dvd's and books of basic techniques, but please point out a few dvd's of official spokespersons releasing advanced techniques to the general public.

~Steve

Pretty much all of Soke Hatsumi's DVDs?  The Kuden Densho?  Every Tai Kai DVD?  Basically all of the stuff I listed in my last post.

They are released by Hatsumi Masaaki, who is headmaster of the three remaining ninjutsu styles.  It doesn't get any higher than that.  Of course, there are a few individual bozos making DVDs, but I wasn't referring to them.  Also:  there aren't really any "advanced" techniques in the Bujinkan.  Everything is just recombinations and variations of basics.

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Martial Arts / Re: anybody hir familiar wit moisyn toies kung fu
« on: July 11, 2007, 09:16:37 AM »
"Hell, even the ninjutsu guys don't keep any of their training secret any more in the twenty-first century." Yes they do; they keep their advances techniques out of the public eye, just like with most other martial arts. But they advertise their ideologies and basic techniques in order to draw students, which generates money, helps them pass on an art that they are passionate about, etc.

~Steve

How so?  I've been training in the Bujinkan for a while now, and I've never heard of or seen any "secret" training of any type, at my dojo or at others.  Hell, you can get loads of waza (many of which are advanced) on Tai Kai, Daikomyosai, and Soke Hatsumi DVDs without even going to a dojo.

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Hello and Goodbye / Re: Anyone remember me?
« on: July 10, 2007, 11:58:41 PM »
Pathetically retarded and stupid! It ruined my life! I was so unhealthy, everyone picked on me at school, and I was so stupid!! I wish I could go back in time and slap myself in the face!!1

I think everyone who did radki in the past wants to do that.  I know I do.  :D

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Psionics / Re: books on psionics
« on: July 10, 2007, 11:56:11 PM »
How about books that you can buy from amazon and teach you psi.

I'd be careful with those.  A large number of the people writing psi books these days have no clue what the hell they are doing.  Some of them have little skill at all, while others know nothing and simply make stuff up.  I've seen a bit of both, and either way you get ripped off.

Funny thing is, I wrote an ebook on elementary psi technique once; never published it though.  Once I get my skills polished up again, I might revise and release it.

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Martial Arts / Re: anybody hir familiar wit moisyn toies kung fu
« on: July 10, 2007, 11:43:48 PM »
"Moisyn Toies" is not Chinese romanization in any accepted form.

It's probably either a ripoff, or some crap art that someone who knows nothing about kung fu made up.  It's common for frauds to make up oriental-sounding names for their arts to make them seem legitimate.  When someone with some understanding of the language (i.e. me) shows up, though, it turns out that it's complete gibberish.  Also, a martial art that's "secretive" is also usually a scam.  Hell, even the ninjutsu guys don't keep any of their training secret any more in the twenty-first century.

Personally, I advise you to stay far away from this style.

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Martial Arts / Re: Martial Art?
« on: July 10, 2007, 11:40:26 PM »
From what I know Chi Kung could  be used for fighting because it develops ones body, but its  mostly used for healing.

Well, yeah, it would help.  Much in the same way that lifting weights or running improves ones fighting ability through conditioning.  These, however, are all things that enhance one's fighting skills.  If you don't have any fighting skills to begin with, trying to augment what you don't have with conditioning can help a little, but is mostly pointless.

My advice:  find a martial arts school to teach you fighting; practice qi gong as a supplement to help develop your strength.

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