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Old 03-30-2007, 05:41 PM   #47
Tim Fong
 
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Re: Ki-Aikido or Taiji - effectiveness in developing Qi?

I have it on good account that the Chinese gymnasts (at least during the 90s) did some kind of iron body training , so that they could take falls on to hardwood floors.

Someone I know watched them train and said she thought it was "frightening" and that the gymnasts trained very hard. She herself had competed at a high level and was trained seriously, so I think she was in a good position to evaluate the level of intensity. My friend told me that she had never seen anything like it.

FWIW

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