Thread: The Leather Man
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Old 07-30-2007, 11:54 AM   #29
Timothy WK
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Re: The Leather Man

Obviously these techniques are really old, work, and have some sort of biological basis. What I was curious about was how the current, modern understanding developed. (That being, that ki/jin/kokyu/what-ever-you-call-it -related actions are powered by or at least involve the fascia.) Even if ancient manuscripts mention "connective tissue", I doubt they had the same concept of the fascia that we have today.

When did the leap from "long muscle" to "fascia" happen?

Is this only an issue here in the West? Is this idea accepted by the medical establishment in China?

Have there been any scientific studies to test this idea (even if it's in Chinese or Japanese or whatever)?

Thanks! I don't doubt all the fascia talk, I'm just curious how this understanding developed.

--Timothy Kleinert

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