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!

Sparring Groups & What is Internal?

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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