Yet another attempt by Taledus to insight conversation.
For nearly 20 years I have been involved with Martial Arts...but these last few years, with family, work, and school, I have had to back away because
there was never enough time to fit classes in. Ever since my father past away, who was my main instructor, I just havn't found the need or want to
get back in the game until yesterday.
My cousin, 14yo, young male, who has been dealing with the typical boy aggressions found in some of the youth today, is in need of direction. His
parents are recently divorced, and he has seemed to turn towards being an @** to most people around...except me. I discussed with him about beginning
training, which he was interrested (who doesn't want to learn how to maim people
). Just kidding. So I am doing my best to guide him with his
path, which I did explain the trials and difficulties he will be faced with in learning from me.
So yesterday began his training, and like most kids I have dealt with, have about 900 questions. I try to answer them the best I can, but some are
just redundant ones...like, "What do you do if XXX". Very difficult to explain all the variables involved in each and every fight scenerio. But
that isn't what I'm about.
Don't ask why I took time to type the above, it really is a reasoning why I am at the question now.
Trying to explain the meteaphysics in Martial arts has never been my best ability...usually it is through demonstrations. So I turned to my (now
antiquated) books on Chi and inner energy...scour the net for what articles that would make sense to a teenager. I have old article clippings that
are very faded discussing scientific testing of Chi, but nothing I can find has a scientific backing to it.
So I am curious if anyone has thoughts or perhaps some links to articles discussing the scientific aspects of Chi? Perhaps rescent testing they have
accomplished that has successfully measured it. While I am sure it will eventually come to me on how to explain this to him with something he can
understand, I would suppose with the experience of members here would possibly have insight as to some good methods.
It is perplexing to me that he is unable to understand how Chi works, even with demonstrations. I was 12 when I began to learn about it, but it may
just be the fact that he may not be ready. Only time will tell I guess.