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  1. Let's just say it possible to become decent...

    Let's just say it possible to become decent something like muay thai or bjj or sambo or boxing in 6 months but only if you are training ALOT, like 20 hours a week.

    Notice I said decent not good.
  2. I think folks who bash it excessively are often...

    I think folks who bash it excessively are often forgetting or entirely ignorant of the fact that most people practicing TCM in Chinese hospitals were MD's first and then later specialized in TCM.
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  3. The simplified charictures for gong and fu...

    The simplified charictures for gong and fu literally mean hard work over time.

    Training repeatedly means training repeatedly. I would expect any student to do poorly at any martial art without...
  4. People have had visible tumors for a long time....

    People have had visible tumors for a long time. You have two thousand year old chinese medicine texts talking about tumours.

    Cancer isn't a new thing in China. Don't get hung up on the wording,...
  5. Don't get me wrong i don't think it has a ton to...

    Don't get me wrong i don't think it has a ton to do with the style, more the training. Without live resistance in training one will lack timing in offense and defense. It's possible for someone to...
  6. Well certainly. You get what you train, and I'll...

    Well certainly. You get what you train, and I'll be the first to say I train both internal arts and arts centered around sparring a live opponent, but the original question did say in a fight.
    ...
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    The best training is not good because of the...

    The best training is not good because of the price, it is good because of the quality of instruction and the persistance of the student.

    Infrequent training can be nearly worthless if it is never...
  8. In recent years I've found that styles that...

    In recent years I've found that styles that emphasize sparring and not forms tend to develop combat effectiveness MUCH faster.

    Namely boxing, Muay Thai, and brazilian jiu jitsu.

    I love...
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    Poll: Marcus Aurelius had one of the best answers ever...

    Marcus Aurelius had one of the best answers ever to this dilemma.

    He said that it really doesnt matter whether the God's of roman pantheon are real or whether all of life is the random movement...
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    If you need to see a Jet Li film with moral...

    If you need to see a Jet Li film with moral values check out Fearless. Is there violence? Yeah there's violence, but more importantly that violence leads to intense and avoidable suffering and is...
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    Well the thing is, most of the chinese herbs that...

    Well the thing is, most of the chinese herbs that get imported into the US are the bottom of the barrel quality from china. Our (my work) stuff is definatly on the more expensive side because we...
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    Sorry to hear about your father, I hope the rest...

    Sorry to hear about your father, I hope the rest of your family is doing ok. Hope the trip proves to be good for you.


    I'm out of shape as all hell (by my standards, according to my Dr I'm in...
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    Movement is life, that's pretty much it. ...

    Movement is life, that's pretty much it.

    Impaired or blocked circulation in areas that should be circulating freely is the root of a plethora of disorders. The majority of cardiovascular diseases...
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    Still in CT Maestro? Who do you train with these...

    Still in CT Maestro? Who do you train with these days?
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    This is really no surpise. In traditional chinese...

    This is really no surpise. In traditional chinese medicine all pain or discomfort is considered to be a direct symptom of a stagnation (most commonly stagnation of qi and blood, but also potentially...
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    Splinter, If your still looking for a...

    Splinter,

    If your still looking for a practitioner, send me a PM let me know what part of the country you're in and ill see if i know anyone. If nothing else I can give ideas for herbs but that'd...
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    Doc I appreciate you sharing this but I'd just...

    Doc I appreciate you sharing this but I'd just like to caution you to remember that there are just as many tragic problems with western pharmaceuticals, particularly in china.

    Although I cant...
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    I had a teacher in med school who was adamant...

    I had a teacher in med school who was adamant that the only weigh to lose weight fast was to get sick.

    And of course, in order for a product or a dietary regimen to make you lose weight fast, it...
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    Sticky: Excellent, sounds like we could learn a thing or...

    Excellent, sounds like we could learn a thing or two.
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    Sticky: Wow. So, whats with all the beef in bangkok Doc?...

    Wow. So, whats with all the beef in bangkok Doc?

    Surely this has got to be deeper than israel vs palestine?
  21. Thread: Scientology

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    Good times.

    Good times.
  22. Thread: in NY

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    Upstate ny.

    Upstate ny.
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    You can if you're already a doctor of medicine,...

    You can if you're already a doctor of medicine, chiropractry, or dentistry.


    Dont trust anyone who does "medical acupuncture" or "chiropractic acupuncture"

    These are the quacks who did a...
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    My favorite Wu Ling Zhi (literally, fat of the...

    My favorite

    Wu Ling Zhi (literally, fat of the five elves)

    Dried Flying Squirrel Feces.

    Stops bleeding and invigorates blood.

    For blood stasis, pain, and bleeding due to trauma.
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    From what I understand, red yeast rice contains...

    From what I understand, red yeast rice contains components which are biochemically similar to statin medications.

    So similar in fact, that a pharmaceutical corporation got the FDA to ban the sale...
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