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Meme time

Cheerfully stolen from themusesbitch and others

1. Scan my interest list and pick out the one that seems the most odd (or
interesting, or whatever...) to you.

2. I'll explain it.

3. Then you post this in your journal so other people can ask you about your
interests.

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curgoth
Jan. 21st, 2005 11:05 pm (UTC)
Hung Gar is the style of kung fu I learned with the Jing Mo kung fu club; which is to say, Hung Gar (Hung Family) is the name of the style, and Jing Mo is the name of the school.

In martial arts, they talk about hard vs soft (striking/attacking vs using an opponent's energy against them) and external vs. internal (internal meaning chi/ki and personal development instead of more comabt applications)

Hung Gar is a "hard" and "external" style, for the most part, though like most forms of kung fu, it touches on "internal" stuff as well. As a Chinese style, its movements are more continuous and flowing than you typically see in Japanese styles. Hung Gar places a lot of emphasis on two things; a strong, low "horse" stance, and a strong punch.

Jujutsu (aka jiu jitsu and a lot of other spellings) is a "hard/soft" style; it incorporates striking, but also uses grappling/throwing techniques to use an opponent's energy against them. Ju Jutsu means, roughly "Supple Art", "Gentle Art" or "the Art of Flexibility". The style I studied was a "stand-up" style, as opposed to the more recently popular Brazillian style of jujutsu that focuses more strongly on ground work.

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