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kreese wrote:Once you get the right feeling, and you have a certain degree of development without hurting yourself, you can carry that over to other stances and eventually moving. .
Chris McKinley wrote:One of the most common complaints among people who are able to hold mabu for long periods of time is lateral or medial knee ligament strain and strain of the quadriceps tendon along the superior border of the patella, or kneecap. This is due to them judging their ability to hold the position based on what their leg strength will endure. This is erroneous. The hips must be able to fully articulate without resulting in spasm when held in that position over time, which results in the patellar strain, and likewise, the abductors/adductors must be able to endure the position without spasming, which causes the lateral/medial strain.
liokault wrote:kreese wrote:Once you get the right feeling, and you have a certain degree of development without hurting yourself, you can carry that over to other stances and eventually moving. .
Any MA where you have to "work up to" moving is flawed.
Squats are a type of horse stance in my book, and everyone is different. Some need really basic stuff, some don't. Nobody needs to learn MA at all, by your logic.
In short, not everyone is you. Surprise. You are completely self-focused, yet you feel the need to interact with others. At least be consistent and pick one. Go away or act like a properly socialized human being. Your response will predictably be some more antisocial stuff. Good for you.
Chris McKinley wrote:Mabu, as with all stance work, as with all jibengong and shen fa work, has its place, but that place should never be mistaken for actual combat skill nor placed above the latter in priority.
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