The forum rules are clearly shown within the Terms of Service, however, there are few points worth making. No personal attacks. We have no problem with people expressing an opinion on an article, video or person's views, but verbal insults are not appropriate and will be removed. New threads with random videos, or one line posts such as, "what do you think of this?", where there is no input from the poster or attempt from them to start a discussion may be treated as spam and removed. You risk a ban if you continue to post videos or one line posts with no attempt at promoting discussion. Please add your own thoughts along with your video or link. Jokes about bodily functions will be frowned upon and may be removed. Remember we are a family friendly site. Make sure you comply with our no swearing policy. Masked profanity is also banned. You are not allowed to write asterisked curses (e.g. "You are a *******" etc) any more than you would be allowed to write the words themselves. Trying to circumvent the policy by posting abbreviations such as (WTF, BS etc) is also breaking the rules. IMA is founded on philosophy and spiritual thought, however, the main theme for this particular forum is how Internal principles/practices affect your own martial art/s. It is important to keep the following in mind: - If a post doesn't directly relate to the practice of Internal Martial Arts, it is not appropriate for this forum and will probably be moved (try posting in the Philosophy, Traditional Healing or Off Topic area). - If you have an opinion, you WILL be asked to provide evidence. You should expect this. It's better to provide the sources/proof of your opinion, especially to benefit members who may not know much about the topic. - Personal attacks and patronising comments about someone's ideas/beliefs/theories will NOT be tolerated. However, constructive criticism and diverse opinions should be expected. - Make sure your post relates directly to the thread topic. You can expect any posts that are widely off topic, and do nothing to further the thread, to be moved. If you feel any disagreements are getting personal, or there are off-topic posts/threads appearing, PM the topic or global mods and we will look into it. And above all else, enjoy the forum! These rules can be updated at any time and the onus is on you to check in periodically to review the forum rules. We will allow supporting members to place an advert for their club (including personal contact details) in their style's forum. These adverts will need to be approved by a member of the MOD Team and will be closed to any replies. Please contact a member of the Moderation Team if you have any questions.