Meaning of "Inside Student" In Chinese

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Meaning of "Inside Student" In Chinese

Post by Elf » Sat Nov 06, 2004 1:52 am

Could anyone please inform me of the meaning of an "inside student" In relation to Martial Arts in the Chinese. Thanks.

The Quite Insane and Rambling Elf
Wu Wei

Re: Meaning of "Inside Student" In Chinese

Post by Wu Wei » Thu Dec 02, 2004 7:17 pm

Taken from the American Center for Chinese Studies

Ch'ang saw true Kung Fu spirit (Jin Shen) and fighting prowess in DeMaria. The following year Grandmaster DeMaria became the adopted Godson of the Great Grandmaster. An historic bond grew between the teacher and the student. De Maria had become a part of the Ch'ang family and a closed-door (the original Chinese means indoor, or in-house student) a very prestigious position indeed.

Becoming an inside student is quite simple. All you have to do is practice! Now, what kind of practice are we talking about? We're talking about practicing perseverance and discipline in training, honesty, dedication, trustworthiness, loyalty, courage, selflessness, or what is called in Kung Fu, Wu - De (proper etiquette and respect). It doesn't sound so simple now, does it? All of these extremely high attributes are obtained through one method: to follow the Way. Following the Way is simple if you so desire it. How does one go about following the Way? ASK YOUR TEACHER !!!