Episode 52 – Public Sparring Groups, What is Internal?

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Public Sparring Group tips, What does Internal mean (if anything)?, and a Shaolin-Do listener Question.

Welcome to Episode Fifty Two of Hiyaa!! THE Martial Arts Podcast – The “Wait, didn’t he record this back in April?” Show.

Join Dave and Bruce as they bat around several topics while Dave gets drunk and drops a few F-bombs.

So if you ever wondered about boneless chicken ballistics, this could be the show for you!

Show Notes

Links to more information about some of the things we mention during the show. BTWBlue = Video! ­čÖé

In the Opening

In the Discussion


Topics & Things

  • Push Hands
  • What to do when joining a public sparring group
    • Keep it friendly
    • Agree to the rules – Have a conversation before you cross hands
    • Listerine is your friend
    • Don’t be the guy who corrects everybody
    • You have to be honest with yourself and your partner
    • Don’t show up trying to prove something – it’s not a contest
  • Xing Yi
  • Bagua
  • checking the oil
  • What does it mean to practice an internal art?
    • Relatively new distinction
    • Is it marketing?
    • Does it involve Qi, if so, what is Qi?
  • Positioning vs athleticism
  • Golden Bell
  • Taiji
  • Northern Shaolin
  • Qigong
  • Ling Kong Jing


  • A question from Judah regarding Shaolin-Do
  • It is not the lineage that is important, it is the teacher and the training.
  • In the end, all martial artists are self taught

In the Closing

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