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Model Sergei

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Evgeniy-rei Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
о он тут совсем малой еще))))))))
StevenSWM Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
I love the photo, and the model is one of my favorites in your...?... "Collection". :)
It’s a Martial Arts expression, or salute. There should be a progression from the physical to the spiritual in pure “Martial Arts.” An evolving from being purely warrior to being the warrior/scholar, which is shown in the hand salute in this photo. The open hand is the priest or scholar, and the closed fist is the warrior, the two exist together as Ying and Yang do completing a whole. Sadly, over the years, this progression has been lost. Martial Arts no longer has the original accompanying spiritual philosophy! What passes for philosophy in most martial arts schools would shock the ancients with its shallowness.
Kristafee Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amen Steven, thank you so much for that!! *is a martial artist*
hollywoodhogan Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
well a friend of mine does all kinds of martial arts from ( please don't kill me for wrong spelling but i have no clue how to spell most of them ;-) ) Jiu Jitsu, Thia Boxing, Karate, Kung Fu and a few more, and he's doing his Doctorate in engineering right now. I guess that passes as a modern martial artist.
Kristafee Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many many arts use this universal pose, so there is really no wrong or right answer. In my particular system, Kenpo, we use it as meditation salutation just before and after bowing in on the mat in the dojo. It's also in our formal salutation. You can read the Kenpo Salutation and see the bow performed by the late Ed Parker here, [link]

Our 'Little Dragons' also call this pose the "Jewel in the Pocket" when the open hand covers the fist. It's to remind them that they should keep their abilities to themselves and not let the 'outside world' know about it unless they have to. (no showing off at school idea ;) )
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Surathan Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
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marizzan Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
grrrm njau!!! ;))
kameiko Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
comment below me is a scam V because this user (chickengodofpoop) has posted the same exact thing on every pic on the front page and the links don't lead to valuable proof.
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Kanimir Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
People, don't click those links, he's lying, there's no pictures of this guy, he's just trying to promote his website.
aggeos Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
I am no expert in martial arts but, I think the pose is wrong the height of the elbows is wrong, but then again I'm no expert anyone with thoughts about that?

The quality of the picture is very good, but then again the right elbow height kind of ruin the composition, is just my perspective though, I might as well be an idiot.
Kristafee Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The poses is correct, even for the height. Could your perspective be thrown off because it appears the subject is sitting down? With the bend in the hips it appears he could be sitting on a stool.
Astro-Creep166 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Lol I was thinking the same thing. i was trying to decide whether it's an actual fighting pose or just a normal pose.
Another problem is his shoulders aren't aligned along with his elbows.

Maybe I'm just OCD about it :D
Kristafee Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Title should be "The Scholar and The Warrior" since that is the martial arts hand pose he's doing ;)
beachelf Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
:iconthumbsupplz: Excellent!
seawaterwitch Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Why UNTITLED? You should tittle him " A YOUNG PRINCE" :) Gorgeous picture as always :)
RabbitMadness Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Frobenius Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Might I ask - how old is this model? I think it's impossible to judge...? Very admirable physique.
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