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Old 01-17-2007, 04:20 PM   #76
Erick Mead
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Re: Baseline skillset

Ignatius Teo wrote:
Yes, but we're talking about a baseline exercise to develop a baseline skill.... (i.e. strength of your structure)....
You do what you train to do. If you train to do resistance to force, then you will resist force when your training is called upon.

Ignatius Teo wrote:
... a constant push is hardly acceleration.]
Only true if there is resistance to the push.
Ignatius Teo wrote:
... developing structural strength and integrity, as part of the baseline skillset -- i.e. body conditioning - using the same basic principles common to all Asian MAs.
You mean, like this one:
Lao Tsu wrote:
Whenever you advise a ruler in the way of Tao,
Counsel him not to use force to conquer the universe,
For this would only cause resistance.
Thorn bushes spring up wherever the army has passed.
Lean years follow in the wake of a great war.
Just do what needs to be done.
Never take advantage of power.
Or this one:
Lao Tsu wrote:
Under heaven nothing is more soft and yielding than water.
Yet for attacking the solid and strong, nothing is better.
It has no equal.
The weak can overcome the strong;
The supple can overcome the stiff.
Under heaven everyone knows this,
Yet no one puts it into practice.


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