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    Default Cultural Accoutrements in the Chinese Arts not included in SL4 Kenpo

    Salute Doc,
    We talked a while back about standing meditation and you categorized it as a "cultural accoutrement." Why is it so categorized? What method(s) are more efficient and replace it? or are the effects of standing meditation non-beneficial according to SL4 requirements?

    In addition, what are other cultural accoutrements that are replaced by what mechanisms in SL4?

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    Marcus,

    Please pass my regards to Mr. Parson.

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    I will Sir.

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    Default Re: Cultural Accoutrements in the Chinese Arts not included in SL4 Kenpo

    Quote Originally Posted by camilyon View Post
    Salute Doc,
    We talked a while back about standing meditation and you categorized it as a "cultural accoutrement." Why is it so categorized? What method(s) are more efficient and replace it? or are the effects of standing meditation non-beneficial according to SL4 requirements?

    In addition, what are other cultural accoutrements that are replaced by what mechanisms in SL4?

    Thanks in advance,

    Marcus Albert Moore
    Green Belt, IKCA Kenpo
    Student, Ching Yi Kung Fu
    It is a methodology of convenience that just so happens to fit the cultural training mandate of the training horse stance, which itself is more about strengthening the legs then meditation, and prevents one from falling asleep. Although standing meditation has its place in the traditions of many cultural arts and practices from China, it could be easily argued "prolonged" meditation kneeling or standing, flowing as a direct integral part of modern training, is either misplaced or unnecessary. The operative word is "prolonged" beyond the "take a deep breath and clear your mind" found in modern athletic endeavors. Mr. Parker suggested it should be no longer than the time it takes to recite the Kenpo Creed," or about 15/20 seconds. In traditional terms, that would not be considered meditation.

    Moreover, "meditation" as discussed here, is not so much an accouterment as it is a cultural ritual. Most rituals are culturally based that have little to do with the actual physical requirements and mandates of training. Mr. Parker chose to remove these in favor of a more expeditious approach to training and removing impediments that retard and/or slow the process. The idea is not to replace them, but remove them.
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