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Old 08-22-2007, 12:09 AM   #1517
Lee Salzman
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Re: Baseline skillset

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Mark Murray wrote: View Post
Some background reading is required here:
http://cattanga.typepad.com/see_otter_yiquan/

It's worth it, IMO. I think it's two pages, so nothing like this thread.

Anyway, the person's latest entry is about the "The Missing Basic" exercise to develop qi/ki. Is this "Missing Basic" something that is part of what we talk about here?
The thing about the "missing basic" is extremely suspect. He talks about just flicking "hunyuanli"/martial ability on like a light switch makes little sense when you are wading in and practicing it. It's a progression, where you must improve every step of the way, not something that just "happens". In yiquan you are reconditioning/overriding your habitual movement patterns that you have been practicing since birth with whole movements, and this is not something you just "trigger".
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