Zender, my man, i thought we were well past that petty bickering. When you were PMing me with your 'guesses' on my ailment, i had nothing but an open mind. So when i tell you that you were dead wrong, and then i gave u a second shot, and u were dead wrong again... then you accuse me of lying about it? Please, maybe you need a mana potion, maybe you were picking up residual negative energy from a cancer patient in bangladesh, whatever just accept the fact u got it wrong.
Power to vanilla power, it's nice to read an intelligible post that doesn't make me want to defacate in frustration. It's true americanfighter, it happens all the time... people develop a reverance for their sensei and assume their word is law, your instructors are only human, and were probably suckered into these beliefs the same way you are now. Zender will tell you that people liek me and vanilla fear foreign concepts and therefore reject them... do i sound afraid or do i sound skeptical? Is my reasoning not realistic? If i were afraid i would reject 'chi' theory and all of its counterparts immediately. On the contrary, i spent nearly a year studying both Qi Gong and Tai Chi, learning Qi Gong peronally from a master of many years, and learning Tai Chi in a class from a Tai Chi master of similar caliber. Not to mention the books and countless hours of research. Point is, it was when i began to understand it that i began to disbelieve... much like my experience with religion. I suppose some people have the ability to recognize inconsistencies, and some don't.