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middleway wrote:I train IMA's simply because the very best fighters and most powerful people i have met are from the traditional Chinese IMA's. The hardest hitters, the hardest to throw, the most 'changable' and the most down to earth practical. If i want to learn to be good at combat i learn from the best people i could find ... they were the 'IMAists'.
I fully accept that there are astounding fighters out there that are nothing to do with the classical group of IMA's as defined by Sun Lu Tang. But this is about personal reasons for training them ... and that's mine
Tom wrote:Something in the way she moves . . . .
I-mon wrote:The more my body feels connected, conscious, and responsive, the more "right" it feels
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