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    Dear Kenpo brothers and sisters,

    How many of you use the concept of Chi to enhance the power of defensive blocking moves or do you execute your technique as a purely mechanical procedure?

    Do you nelieve in the concept of "blocking Chi"? Can you block and extend Chi at the same time? If so, how?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nelson View Post
    Dear Kenpo brothers and sisters,

    How many of you use the concept of Chi to enhance the power of defensive blocking moves or do you execute your technique as a purely mechanical procedure?

    Do you nelieve in the concept of "blocking Chi"? Can you block and extend Chi at the same time? If so, how?

    Best Regards,

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    I suppose it wold depend on the tongue or toe placement whether blocking the chi would work or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nelson View Post
    Dear Kenpo brothers and sisters,

    How many of you use the concept of Chi to enhance the power of defensive blocking moves or do you execute your technique as a purely mechanical procedure?

    Do you nelieve in the concept of "blocking Chi"? Can you block and extend Chi at the same time? If so, how?

    Best Regards,

    Nelson
    What do you want in your blocks that you don't need in your strikes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc View Post
    If your mechanics are correct, there is no difference.
    I wanted to testify that Doc has demonstrated that some of the 'Iron Shirt' training is really just appropriate body mechanics at appropriate times.
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    there shallow draughts intoxicate the brain,
    and drinking largely sobers us again. --Alexander Pope

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew View Post
    I wanted to testify that Doc has demonstrated that some of the 'Iron Shirt' training is really just appropriate body mechanics at appropriate times.
    The quite appropriate manner of codifying the information was through flowery Chinese metaphoric phrases, which led to an inappropriate misunderstanding of a mystical quality to study of the sciences, which could not be codified otherwise at the time.
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