Drawing in Mana
Hold your hands in front
of you like you're creating a big Ki Ball. Many people have found it easier if they hold their hands a bit lower and have
their palms a little more face up (imagine holding a bowl or a slippery ball you need to hold from underneath). Close your
eyes and feel the energy around you, taking note of how everything feels alive, even the air itself. Reach out with your Ki
and let it mix with the energy around you, and feel that life like it's your own. Now draw that Ki back in, bringing the Mana
with it. Part of the Mana will be your Ki, which is good since this will help you control it. Don't worry about the fact that
it's not "pure" Mana since Ki is simply Mana belonging to a certain animal rather than just floating around. When you breath
Mana in it becomes Ki, when Ki leaves your aura it becomes Mana (which is why it takes concentration to perform a Ki beam
or blast). Mana naturally flows and disperses like air, so don't worry if the first several times you try to control Mana
you fail after bringing the Mana in.
Mana Gathering Breath
Obviously drawing in Mana can be time consuming.
This tech will fill you with Mana so you can practice your Mana techs more easily instead of having to Mana Draw after every
tech. Breath deeply, in the nose and out the mouth (gently out the mouth, not blowing hard, but not through a huge gaping
Ki-Purge Mana Gathering
This tech temporarily replaces a great deal of your Ki with Mana so
you have the maximum possible Mana to work with. Obviously you shouldn't do this while sick. Stand with your feet about shoulder
width apart, knees bent just a tad. Visualize roots of Ki leaving your feet and merging with the Mana of the earth. Visualize
Mana flowing up through these roots and filling you.
Hold your hands like you're holding a basketball.
Either draw in Mana or use Mana you've drawn in from a previous tech. Visualize it's pure green energy flowing into your hands
to make a ball.
A shield made of Mana is superior
to a normal Ki Shield when you need to block elemental energy or Mana attacks. To make a Mana Shield, move some Mana into
your torso and and shape it into a ball through visualization. By using visualization, expand it so it surrounds your body.
If you intersect it with the ground it will be stronger since it will draw a little energy from the ground at all times. You
can Ki if you need to defend against Ki attacks, but trying to keep Ki and Mana in the same place without one turning into
the other is very difficult.
Just like a Ki or Jing Blast, make a ball of the energy you want
to use (in this case, Mana) and then visualize Ki moving into your arms and shoot a quick burst of Ki out of your arms so
it shoots the Mana Ball.
Visualize Mana filling your arms.
Hold your arms out with your wrists touching and palms open. Visualize a wave of Mana zooming up, pushing out the Mana in
one long beam. This tech takes a lot of Mana, so make sure you've done the proper power-ups.
Gigantic Mana Blast
your arms in the Ki Blast position and visualize a lot of Mana flowing into your hands and arms. Visualize roots growing out
of your feet, pulling in more Mana so you can keep filling your arms until they feel overloaded with power. Visualize one
last surge of Mana rushing to your hands, blasting all of the energy in your arms.
multiple Mana Balls in your arms. Make the Mana Balls in one arm positively charged and the Mana Balls in the other arm negatively
charged. Hold your arms out in any Ki Blast position and visualize the Mana Balls leaving your arms. The positive and negative
Mana will try to spin around each other creating a screw. Visualize this screw zooming into your opponent.
the Ki and Jing versions of this attack, there are many variations for the Mana version. You can make positives and negatives
by using opposite elements (like fire and water), and each of the four basic elements has a negative and positive side, so
you can make them purely of one element.
Fire/Water: Positive is Red (fire), Negative is Blue (water)
Positive is Light Yellow (air), Negative is Dark Brown (earth)
Fire Only: Positive is Red, Negative is Green
Only: Positive is Blue, Negative is Orange
Air Only: Positive is Light Yellow, Negative is Pale Purple
Only: Positive is Dark Brown, Negative is Smokey White
Stand in a strong stance
and cup your hands to your side and make a Mana Ball. Draw Mana into your chest and arms. Shoot it out like a Mana Beam with
the Mana Ball at the end.place. This will make an extra-strong Ki Beam.
Get into a wide stance and put
your arms out to the side so you look like the letter T. Visualize your arms filling with Mana until they can't hold any more.
Bring your arms straight up so your fists touch and visualize a block in your wrists and visualize roots growing out of your
feet, pulling in more Mana to fill your arms until they begin to shake with power. Bring your arms down to point at your enemy
and visualize the blocks in your wrists vanishing so all the Mana in your arms shoots out quickly.