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Old 08-06-2006, 08:41 PM   #682
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 534
Re: The "Jo Trick" and Similar Exercises

Mike Sigman wrote:
Smith didn't. Smith and a lot of westerners were simply ignorant of what jin was. That's why they kept translating it as "intrinsic energy" . I can debate this to a standstill, Justin.
I'm sure you can. And I'm sure you can continue being incorrect.

For example, page 5 of T'ai Chi: The "Supreme Ultimate" Exercise for Health, Sport, and Self-Defense, by Zheng and Smith, shows:

"W.T. Chan has well observed that "ch'i denotes the psychophysiological power associated with blood and breath," or another English equivalent might be "intrinsic energy".
To break it down for you, this shows that they were talking about qi possibly being described as 'intrinsic energy', not jin. You can count this as an example of facts you requested.

A secret of internal strength?:
"Let your weight from the crotch area BE in his hands."
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