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Old 07-22-2007, 01:18 PM   #1
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Reeling Silk Verbatim

Here is an article written by my very close friend and training mate, Jim Mullen. He and I exchange principles, talk about our relationships to Ai Ki and Tai Chi, and often help each other complete and innovate our curriculums. What is significant is how much we help each other teach the same principles in our independent schools and how close the practices are in application.
I hope you take the time to enjoy;

www.reelingsilk.com/content/int_mullen.htm

I let Jim know that I was going to post this. If you want to share any thoughts with him, you can post them on this thread or you can PM me and I'll pass it along.
Other than that, I'd be interested in what anyone has to say about the topic.

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Old 07-23-2007, 12:54 PM   #2
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Re: Reeling Silk Verbatim

Dan,
If your going to fly out this way to knock that guy on his arse, would you mind stopping in Barstow? I'd love to learn some things.
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Old 07-23-2007, 02:24 PM   #3
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Re: Reeling Silk Verbatim

I don't know this guy Jim Mullen - but I have to agree with Dan the the tone of the article was a bit too new agey for me to be interested. I'm afraid nothing in the article added to the discussions here about baseline internal skills, fascia, ki-kokyu-jin, or silk reeling.

Never-the-less his teacher, Ted Mancuso is well known and respected.

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Old 07-23-2007, 02:47 PM   #4
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Well I wasn't really being serious. Group hynosis with people feeling wind go by them from 50' away is well in keeping with these shamanistic, energy exchange, gentle people gatherings. I tend to leave them alone, walk away and not talk to them about it. Everyone can "believe" what they want to believe.
Why do they juu...ust have to start with their martially "effective" comparisons. If I had a nickel for everytime some incompetent said "So, did ya feel that" after me feeling not a thing from some thing or other they tried to do to me....sigh.
And mores the point, where in hell did silk reeling ever appear in that little bio? I read it twice to see if I missed something....
I'm well on trac with mental imagery in physical training, But hard, sweaty work, should produce concrete results- I suspect it's always been that way. The physical results of work needs no cooperation to believe it..

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Old 07-23-2007, 02:59 PM   #5
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Re: Reeling Silk Verbatim

What I want to know is why is this thread rated with 5 stars????

I know Dan didn't rate it that way!

No one else has had anything positive to say yet...so...

Jen, are you rating your own threads??? :sigh:

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Old 07-23-2007, 03:02 PM   #6
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I just voted a correction
I voted it as terrible. AlI each person has to do is vote and it goes where the rea ders judge it.
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Old 07-23-2007, 03:03 PM   #7
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What I want to know is why is this thread rated with 5 stars????

I know Dan didn't rate it that way!
How do you know that? He was the first to reply.
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Old 07-23-2007, 03:04 PM   #8
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I know Dan...

Best,
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Old 07-23-2007, 03:15 PM   #9
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I know Dan...

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That you do. (waving back)

Right now I'm on my way to see Harry Potter. I prefer to keep my fantasy leanings separate from my martial arts.
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Old 07-23-2007, 03:15 PM   #10
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Group hynosis with people feeling wind go by them from 50' away is well in keeping with these shamanistic, energy exchange, gentle people gatherings.
I've been known to send deadly wind at least 50'.
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Old 07-23-2007, 03:17 PM   #11
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Oooh...good movie! Better for older audiences than the other two (which I liked as well).

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Old 07-23-2007, 03:18 PM   #12
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I've been known to send deadly wind at least 50'.
You REALLY don't want to go there...

My GF keeps a can of lysol by the bed...

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Old 07-23-2007, 03:24 PM   #13
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Re: Reeling Silk Verbatim

I saw Harry Potter OotP a week ago and finished the last book over the weekend.

I just can't fight the suspicion that I'm a muggle. There was a couple talking at the film that I tried to silence with my ki. When that didn't work, I threw popcorn at them and whispered, "Expeliarmus!"

I wish I'd thought of casting the deadly wind at them, but there were a lot of innocents around . . . oh well, back to sweating and training.
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Old 07-23-2007, 03:27 PM   #14
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I wish I'd thought of casting the deadly wind at them, but there were a lot of innocents around . . .
Casualties of war Budd.
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Old 07-23-2007, 03:39 PM   #15
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I feel bad...we've totally hijacked Jen's thread! And such wind!


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Old 07-23-2007, 03:45 PM   #16
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Lo siento, mi malo . . .
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Old 07-23-2007, 05:05 PM   #17
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I've been known to send deadly wind at least 50'.
Ricky, refried-beans-and-pickled-cabbage "chi power" doesn't count.
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Old 07-23-2007, 05:23 PM   #18
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Ricky, refried-beans-and-pickled-cabbage "chi power" doesn't count.
Oh yeah? They don't call it kimCHI for nothing.
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Old 07-23-2007, 06:06 PM   #19
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LOL. Touche!
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And with that I will stop hi-jacking Jen's thread. Jen has always been very nice as well as helpful to me and I appreciate her for that. I can't say so much for Dan.
So Jen, if you are reading this thread anymore I apologise if I have offended you or your friend in any way.
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And with that I will stop hi-jacking Jen's thread. Jen has always been very nice as well as helpful to me and I appreciate her for that. I can't say so much for Dan.
So Jen, if you are reading this thread anymore I apologise if I have offended you or your friend in any way.
Oh, sorry. I wasn't listening. I was busy rating my own thread !

Don't worry. I can tell the difference between good natured ribbing and ........whatever that other thing was. It comes from many years of shamanistic meditation....ummmm-diggy-diggy-diggy. Ha,ha,ha.

--ha,ha,ha- uh-oh. The peyote's kicking in. (where is that desert hippie icon I was trying to steal from you before?)

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I admire your good humor!

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Old 07-24-2007, 10:24 AM   #23
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Oh, sorry. I wasn't listening. I was busy rating my own thread !

Don't worry. I can tell the difference between good natured ribbing and ........whatever that other thing was. It comes from many years of shamanistic meditation....ummmm-diggy-diggy-diggy. Ha,ha,ha.

--ha,ha,ha- uh-oh. The peyote's kicking in. (where is that desert hippie icon I was trying to steal from you before?)
Thanks for the chuckle Jen. I also appreciate your humor.
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And mores the point, where in hell did silk reeling ever appear in that little bio? I read it twice to see if I missed something....
I agree. There's nothing to do with silk-reeling in there and I know that the Tung family and Ben Lo (he spells it Lau) don't have anything to do with silk-reeling at all. Sounds cool and New Agey though.

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