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Old 01-23-2013, 02:46 PM   #73
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Re: "Internal" and "External"

Chris, "internal" vs "external" in martial arts is about martial arts from china; Buddhist vs Daoist , Qing vs Ming. Both types are interested in developing and using Qi as the engine behind it, both have conditioning of the body through breath as important aspects to it, both are related to lineage; both are based on a worldview that is not the one used in scientific descriptions; but an empirical knowledge non the less.

Modern sport training could be using elements found in both, or none, but as a full description it is not about external vs internal anymore.

Alfonso Adriasola
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