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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:15 pm    Post subject: Do you ever dream of martial arts giving you great powers? Reply with quote

Like being able to jump high to have great physical attribute and a mastermind of a cognitive thinking that can solve great problems while being in middle of a hectic situation.


I ask this because I feel that in my heart that we have not extracted the benefits of martial arts or any human disciplines like qi gong or yoga. I don't know why but for some reason I feel like there should be more to this journey. I say this from reading ancient times and how people survived horrific conditions and events thanks to martial arts which was the vehicle towards unlocking great human potential.


This made me question if I am doing this right? Should I be meditating 8 hours a day or engaging in prolong fasting or vegetarianism?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to science and the like, floats around a myth, and not factual data, that humans only use 10% of our brains. Off of that hypothesis, perhaps we've not, nor will we ever, scratched beyond our MA known surface(s).

I've never dreamed of MA giving me powers; just not my cup of tea. As a human being, my limits are whatever they are in whatever I do. I can only execute that which I'm limited by, whether I like it or not.

Meditating and/or fasting and/or being a vegetarian and/or whatever else, might help me in my MA one way or another, but I can only improve my proper training and the like, nonetheless, my limitations are what they are, and I can lessen my limitations, but its duration also has its limitations.

Circumstances can give us super powers, known as Hysterical Strength, as you can see by reading this link...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hysterical_strength

The release of adrenaline can give someone that needed rush, yet, it's limited in duration.

I can't say that it wouldn't be pretty cool if I could achieve consistent super powers like seen in many Martial Art 'B' movies and the like; flying and leaping tall buildings seems pretty darn cool.



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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2020 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't understand how becoming a vegetarian would unlock some kind of "superpowers," for lack of a better term.

I think there is a lot of myth out there. I don't think there are any superhuman feats that the study of Martial Arts, or anything, for that matter, can unlock.

Humans are already capable of great things. Some people are exceptionally athletically talented, and seem to have it come easily to them. The rest of us have to work hard to get there. That, I believe, is the true power in training in the Martial Arts.
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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2020 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bushido_man96 wrote:
I don't understand how becoming a vegetarian would unlock some kind of "superpowers," for lack of a better term.

I think there is a lot of myth out there. I don't think there are any superhuman feats that the study of Martial Arts, or anything, for that matter, can unlock.

Humans are already capable of great things. Some people are exceptionally athletically talented, and seem to have it come easily to them. The rest of us have to work hard to get there. That, I believe, is the true power in training in the Martial Arts.

Solid post!!



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