I read about a famous (now deceased) Ba-Gua-Chang practitioner named Wang Shu-Jin. I do not know if you have ever heard of him, but he seems to be one of Asia's "hardest hitters" if you will. This Shu-Jin seemed to have a superhuman resiliency to pain, and "using his chi" could effortlessly knock someone down with a small push. However, this man was a seemingly physical wreck. He was elderly, tall, obese, and weighed in around 300 pounds. In old age, he accepted fights from fighters in their prime and defeated them. It was also said that he killed people by bouncing them off of his enormous girth. He claimed that he was an unbeatable fighter because he had accumulated a lot of chi. In the book The Power of Internal Martial Arts by B. K. Frantzis, the author mentions briefly about his own encounter with the Wang, and bears testimony to his power. At one point the author mentions that Wang put a ball of "energy" in his body as a reprimand for arrogance.The author says how it took "months of acupuncture" to "clear out" the ball, if you will. The author, in his youth and a successful karate competitor, also mentions that he was defeated by and old lady in Shu-Jin's school."
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