"Photographs on the group's website showed group members placing their hands in a wok of hot oil as part of an endurance test. The martial arts training focuses on basic calisthenics and breathing techniques, which are used to harness what is described as an internal force in the body. Once this power is awakened, members believe they can freeze an enemy on the spot or hypnotize a violent aggressor."
Ummm... They're crazy. Sounds like they might be afiliated with Yellow Bamboo. Someone better check their compound. :)
Yikes! If a guy pulls and holds a knife like that, you know he knows how to use it. You'd better run, pray, or call 911, 'cause you're f#(ked. I hope that never happens to me.
Thats all martial arts really is. Calisthenics, breathing, and hot oil.
Yep! Lots of crazies out there!
"Do what thou wilt is the whole of the Law"
Nobody seems to hate Muslims more than Other Muslims. Beautiful religion. Much closer to Judaism and Christianity than most people know. They believe Christ was a prophet and accept the Bible as a holy book. They believe in all the Jewish prophets in addition to the Christian teachings. They just believe that Mohammed was the most recent prophet and that the Koran was the final word. If there are conflicts between the Koran and the Bible they claim the Bible has been mis-transcribed throught the years. They believe they are descendants of Abraham.
All this Muslim against Muslim fighting is like Catholics and Protestants or some midieval war between some other two sects of Christianity.
China has several Muslim arts. Piguaquan and Tongbeiquan being notable. A lot of people think Baji is a muslim art because many of the most famous teachers are Hui (a Chinese muslim minority), but if you go back farther you find that Baji is Wudang.
BAH ! Puny Humans !
You have good and bad in any religion or race.
"They are not proper Muslims", could simply mean that they are not following the tenants of their faith. Or that they are acting against the tenants of their faith.
I don't believe in the mystic arts that they are claiming to have. I would have thought the Muslims of south East asia are bad ass enough without the need for "hocos pocas". Wasn't the .45 developed to take them down?
wait a minute. isn't mneal an aikidoka and he's calling something else a cult?
pot to kettle: black.
hehehe flame on bitches.
Shut up and train
I'm a 100% atheist, but of course any sensible religion says that crazy killers aren't a real part of it... Aren't there a couple of 'christian' psycho killers in American prisons... I'm sure they are great presentatives of their religion too.
The way the guy's posing on that site that was mentioned in this thread, is typical for Pencak Silat.
As for Muslims ... they still believe that the intire Koran was written in Arab. That's not true and as such, there's some translating errors.
Muslims aren't bad people. Under educated, indoctrinated muslims are bad people.
"That's not true and as such, there's some translating errors."
I'm not going to go any further from this, but there's a zillion mistranslations in the versions of the bible most people read. Not to mention the different ways everything can ben interpreted anyway. And I'm not going to give my opinion about the value of the original either...
I think Simps may have meant tranSCRIBING errors. Having done a bit of translation my self I'm really hesitant to call anything a mistranslation. Just poorly translated, but tere's often just so many choices to be made (get the rythm, the precise meaning, the emotional content, the poetry) that I have a hard time calling most translations flat out wrong.
...the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders...tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger."-- Herman Goering at the Nuremberg trials