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June 01, 2012, 01:07:38 PM
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Welcome to the Qigong study group.

If you're here, you signed up for the group.

I am Koujiryuu, I'm the group leader and resident crazy Daoist. I will be leading you through the study group with content I have prepared, I will also be assisting you with questions or problems you're having in understanding or doing the material.

The lessons will be posted every Friday for the next six weeks. Except, lesson 1 will be posted tomorrow (Saturday) since today we're getting everyone organized. At the end of the group, there will be a long post about continuing training and we will take a week to try and figure out and correct mistakes, answer questions, and have a time for you to rate the group in content and leadership.  So, consider it 7 weeks with the last being the end of the obligation to practice daily. I feel posting things on a Friday is good because it gives everyone the weekend to get acquainted with the material and exercises. Hopefully most of you don't work on the weekend and have no obligations or fewer obligations to attend to. Consider the weekend your time to read the coursework and try the exercises contained, to learn them before practicing for the week.

Coursework will be stickied in the forum and you can report your experiences with the exercises there.

Anyway, we will start by breaking the ice. Since we are going to be doing something deeply personal and spiritual as a group, I feel it is best if we get to know each other a little bit. I'll start. If you have a serious, valid reason not to post your name- post your alias, or something else to call you. Remember, you get out what you put in to this group.

Name: Joe
Age: 28
Location: Midwest USA
Favorite food: Probably pizza or cup ramen, beef jerky is good too.
Hobbies: Qigong, meditation, martial arts, yoga, basketball, VIDEO GAMES, anime, music (old rap and metal, video game music), building computers, overclocking computers
Profession: Unemployed but going to school to be a Systems Administrator
Likes: My girlfriend, my family
Dislikes: Rude or confrontational people, really fat people blocking the isles at Walmart, Walmart (>.<)- but their prices are so good :(

Everyone, this will hopefully help us to get to know each other better. This will facilitate a closer knit group more conducive to learning. :) I await your replies and look forward to getting to know you.
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June 01, 2012, 01:26:31 PM
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Name: Nate/nathan/Beehe
Age: 23
Location: Current east coast/Usually great lake state
Favorite food: Good tasting food. I enjoy stews, Chilis, Pizza, Onions, Garlic, cheese cake. ect
Hobbies: School(not really but an engineering student its his number one priority) Parkour, Yoga, Reading, Dr Who, Firefly, Martial arts, Video game(when I don't have homework), I used to watch alot of anime I kinda had to stop because I work a full time job and school
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June 01, 2012, 01:46:08 PM
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Name: Cody
Age: 17 >.>
Location: Utah
Favorite foods: Nachos, stew, and pizza.
Hobbies: Meditation, video games, weightlifting, watching tv (Doctor Who is my current obsession, as of Wednesday), hiking, yadda yadda.
Profession: Part-time Sears cashier (at a store that will be closed by January!) -___-
Likes: Most of my family, long drives, my girlfriend, stargazing.
Dislikes: Ignorance (especially if its my own), angry people, intolerance.

It's kind of cool how similar our tastes are.
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June 01, 2012, 01:51:32 PM
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Nice to meet you, Nate and Cody.

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It's kind of cool how similar our tastes are.

That's basically the point. xD The more we know, the more we can grow together easily.
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June 01, 2012, 02:11:50 PM
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Name: Justin
Age: 12 :/ I ish so young.
Location: South Eastern USA.
Favorite food: I enjoy Maruchan Ramen and Turkey Bacon. Also Pizza.
Hobbies: Watching Anime, Lucid Dreaming, practicing Telekinesis, programming energy, walking, Video Games :3, watching Harry Potter movies, and... Yugioh.
Profession: Unemployed
Likes: Boys. My crush :3
Dislikes: Rude people and people who make fun of people while they have tons of issues themselves. Racist people. I also get Anxiety attacks when things come around that endanger me. Storms, Tornadoes, Fires that are like.. 50 miles away :/ I used to be afraid of rollercoasters. I sorta still am :/

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June 01, 2012, 02:23:45 PM
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Name: Hunter
Age:14
Location: new york
Favorite food: pizza,sushi,ribs(yum ^_^), chicken wings,bacon,eggs
Hobbies: hiking,basketball(sometimes), video games,swimming, camping,ki stuff, anim, and listening to music
Profession: dog walking
Likes: family,friends
Dislikes: when I teacher scratchs the choke board with there nails, ingorent people,selfish people,

So yeah that pretty much it :)

June 01, 2012, 07:55:27 PM
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June 01, 2012, 08:28:29 PM
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Name: Ryan, though I prefer my id ezpero during my stay here
Age: 26
Location: somewhere in an asian country
Favorite food: sushi, ramen (korean and japanese), fried rice, marshmallows, spaghetti, and several local foods that I don't think is known outside of my country
Hobbies: watching the sky, meditating, manga reading, video games (haven't done them in a while though)
Profession: programmer
Likes: the clear blue sky, life, spirituality, puppies, optimism
Dislikes: people who are dishonest to themselves, blind-hearted fanatics
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June 01, 2012, 08:47:16 PM
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Name:Zoran
Age:don't remember  :)
Location:Adriatic coast of the Mediterranean area
Favorite food:eggs,fish,bananas,chicken,did I mentioned eggs,milk,chinese food
Hobbies:painting,drawing,fishing,hiking
Profession:heath care
Likes:family,nature,animals,kittens,art,classic music,nice people
Dislikes:rude people,
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June 02, 2012, 01:08:19 PM
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Name: XIII will be just dandy.
Age: 21
Location: Michigan
Favorite food: Aw, hell. I don't know. Food is pretty awesome. I guess I'll go with pita burgers. Pita is amazing.
Hobbies: Video games, hiking and bushcraft, electronic engineering and computers, being a lazy POS. You all know my veritas-related hobbies by now. :P
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I'm a pretty straightforward and relaxed guy. I'm a little busy with life, but I'll post when I can.
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June 02, 2012, 03:19:08 PM
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Thanks everyone, good to learn more about you all.

I think we just need Nix to post and we're good.
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June 03, 2012, 01:38:53 PM
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Name: Martin
Age: 17
Location: Croatia
Favorite food: pancakes, tortillas, pizza, nutella and nutella   
Hobbies: guitar,tai chi, yoga, qigong ( :HA!: ) , sun gazing
Profession: school
Likes: laughing at random things
Dislikes: I don't really know..

June 03, 2012, 07:13:36 PM
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Name: Eh, call me Nix for now.
Age: 15
Location: Everywhere and anywhere (new jersey of USA. =P)

Favorite food: Good food. Cheese cake, French fries, yogurt, sandwiches, pizza, salad with Italian dressing

Hobbies: Reading!, cooking, baking, hanging or with friends, researching, programming, repairing computers/electronics

Profession: Student; soon to be computer engineer when I graduate from high school and college =P

Likes: Reading!, Track, Having a good time, watching movies, hanging out with friends, music, late night walks, Doing things I enjoy doing, taking things apart figuring out how they work and putting them back together, learning new things, teaching others, nature, animals, peace and tranquility, living, and moree! :)

Dislikes: People who are obnoxiously loud,  arrogant/ignorant people, people who are  and materialistic, people who are cocky/have a big ego (Yeahh, I'm not much of a people person.. And I'm not very social; lacking in a social life.. >.>), being forced to prove myself to others (i.e. school), unfairness, inequality, unfortunately there is moree.    .__.

That's about it for now.  :P
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Name: James

Age: 21

Location: Pacific Northwest

Favorite Food: Favorite.... Food...?

Hobbies: Classic Literature, Fantasy and Sci-Fi Novels, Anime, JRPGs, Imported games, hour long walks, writing, music, table-top gaming, trying new foods, caring for animals, collecting rare games

Profession: Currently a NEET, I start a job as a caretaker in a week or two.

Likes: Jazz, Punk Rock, Admiring Nature, discussing any form of media (actual discussion, which many people are inept at), Cats, Veganism (I hardly ever break down and eat meat now), Art, Touhou Music Covers, Watching the Night Sky,

Dislikes: Fruity or Sweet Alcohol, Zealotry, Being drunk, toy breed dogs, math (I've got Dyscalculia), country music, tobacco, human suffering, red 40 (red food dye), excessive cruelty, people who follow fads but have no clue what they're about (i.e. Cthuhlu discussions based on south park, doing Cirno's Perfect Math Class Dance without having played Touhou, quoting iconic movies without actually having seen them) Foam (as in the squishy memory foam some beds are made of)
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June 04, 2012, 10:10:58 AM
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Name: Name is Dante, for now :D
Age: 15
Location: Bosnia
Favorite food:Fries with steak, pizza, spaghetti..
Hobbies: Basketball, parkour, computers (fixing software and hardware problems), meditation
Profession: Student - High school
Likes: Music, hanging out with friends, people who amuse me, reading..
Dislikes: Nervous people, dickheads, school, religious fanatics xD