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This is “war.” This is Gaza. This is Palestine. Do you not see how bad things have gotten? And wats all over the news? Lebron going back to Cleveland. How can that be anywhere near the media when this is going on? How can you people turn a blind eye and pretend like this isn’t going on? It’s pretty pathetic. I posted a few videos and a few pictures and instead of everyone sharing and trying to raise awareness I lost over a hundred followers. To hell with you all who unfollow me because I show “bloody” pictures. Like I said in my previous post, I’m sorry for ruining your perfect day for a few seconds when this mans life has been ruined forever, like thousands of others in Gaza now. NOW! DO YOU PEOPLE NOT UNDERSTAND THIS IS CURRENTLY HAPPENING? RIGHT NOW AS YOU READ THIS PEOPLE ARE DYING?! IS IT SO HARD FOR YOU TO RAISE AWARENESS? IS IT? WHAT IN GODS NAME IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE? HOW CAN YOU BE OKAY WITH NOT KNOWING ABOUT WHATS GOING ON?!? HOW. God please, please I am begging you from the bottom of my heart, please from every inch of my being with everything I have, please please please turn the Palestinians pain and suffering to happiness and ease. Please God I beg you because you’re the only option these people have left. It’s obvious the rest of the world gave up, please Dear God, please Ya Allah, help these people in every way possible. Do not let them feel an ounce of pain more than they already have had to endure. Please God destroy and make do with the evil that’s causing these catastrophic events. Please God do not let Israel do to us what Hitler did to them, not anymore. They’ve done more than enough. Please God I’ve turned to you so please don’t turn away from me and answer my prayers because you’re the only one that’s willing to help. #Ameen #PrayForGaza #PrayForPalestine #WhereIsTheHumanity #WhereIsTheUN #WhereIsTheHumanRights #WhereIsThePeace #EndTheGenocide #ImBegging #God #HesTheOnlyOneWhoWantsToHelp #StopBeingIgnorant #OpenYourEyes #StopTheKillings #EndTheOccupation #Palestine #PalestineWillBeFree #Israel #Terrorists #Terrorism #Murder

My heart hurts.

Oh my God

my heart…

this is part of why we train too


Bao Quan 抱拳 (Wushu/Gung Fu Greeting)

Historically, Chinese scientists used to greet each other by covering the left fist with the right palm. This meant peace; the hand covering the aggressive fist.

A warrior, however, held his weapon in the right hand. For this reason, the warriors greeted one another with the left hand covering the right fist. Eventually this became the standard greeting for martial arts practitioners in China.

During the Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911) when many Chinese fought against the Qing government to restore the Ming Dynasty, the original way of greeting was changed. The left hand became an open hand/palm which means ‘moon’ 月 and the right fist was held against the left hand, the right fist symbolized the Chinese character ‘sun’ 日. Together these characters mean ‘Ming’ 明 ‘bright.’ This greeting is called ‘Bao Quan’ 抱拳 and was used as a secret way for recognizing revolutionary fighters, and it also means 反清复明 ‘Destroy Qing, Restore the Ming.’

Today, it is used by Wushu/Martial Arts practitioners as a form of respect, and with the more modern explanation that the left hand symbolizes ‘5 Lakes’ 五湖 while the right clenched fist symbolzies ‘4 Seas’ 四海. When the left hand is placed onto the right hand, it means that ‘People within the 5 Lakes and 4 Seas are all Brothers’ 五湖四海皆兄弟.

Sources: Dr. Yang Jwing Ming’s Shaolin History, Bruce Thomas’ The Fighting Spirit, and KungFuForever’s site.

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