Posted On:5/22/2004 8:28pm
Style: Filthy Jailhouse Tactics
Shaolin-Do is currently a popular topic, so I thought I would add a story from my experience.
I trained in a Shaolin-Do Burger Kwoon for about six months. During that time, I managed to attend a seminar taught by the man himself-- "Grandmaster" Sin The'.
Firstly, the form he was teaching was retarded. It was supposedly a mantis form called "White Monkey Steals the Peach" or something like that. I called it "Old Man Makes **** Up and Fumbles About". We also didn't have enough room to work on the form. No one from my school, including our highest ranked, learned the form.
Afterwards we all sat down with Sin The' at the front and cameras set up behind us. Turns out they were filming a DVD that night. So, we all sat there for TWO HOURS while Sin The' did nothing but talk about his martial arts past.
Something became quickly apparent -- this man has seen way too many old kung fu movies!
It was ridiculous. First he talked about his "burning sand" training, where you plunge your hands into fire-heated sand on a daily basis. Here's the fun part -- he said that one day his master had been training when he heard his baby cry. He went to tell his wife that the child was crying, but she was bed ridden with some sickness. So, he goes and helps the baby himself. But he picks up the baby AND MELTS IT WITH HIS BARE HANDS.
He told us that with a straight face.
Later he described his experiences in traveling around with a companion (less skilled than him, of course) and how they encountered an internal stylist who they could not defeat. So he secretly trained under this guy for awhile. And then he was meditating incorrectly or something and it caused him to get jaundice.
What the crap?
Anyway, if you could find this DVD, it would be great material for getting drunk and viewing. I believe it is called "At the Feet of the Grandmaster". I hear there's a clear shot of myself in it, but I never watched it.
Once was more than enough.
I am now thoroughly embarassed and am preparing to commit seppuku with a frisbee. Thank you. Goodbye.
MY NAME IS ANTAGONY I SUCK AT COMBAT SPORTS KTHX
"blahblahblah, but I don't think I'm going to train tonight."
"Well if that were true, then I'd really REALLY want to come train!"
Posted On:5/22/2004 10:51pm
Style: Roberto Traven BJJ (Blue)
Actually the funniest one I heard is from a SD student. With a straight face he said," The reason why Grandmaster Sin The' came to the U.S. was because he killed a samurai with his own Katana. Having done this he had to flee to the U.S." My friend and I just started laughing on the spot.
Now of course he has toned it down a by saying he came to the U.S. to study engineering after getting certified as The Grandmaster of Shao-Lin at age 25.
Posted On:5/22/2004 11:04pm
Hahaha wow, that's pretty bad.
Posted On:5/22/2004 11:09pm
Originally posted by Antagony
Hahaha wow, that's pretty bad.
Of course there is the " A horse stepped on his foot, so he kicked it and killed it."
Posted On:5/22/2004 11:34pm
ahahaslkdsjfal;ks, PLEASE TELL ME MORE
Posted On:5/22/2004 11:46pm
My favorite SD kata: Tai Pang Sin Kune - Big Bird Spreads its Wings
lord of the glen
Posted On:5/22/2004 11:52pm
Style: Kung Fu
CLICK THE ADDS ROMO!
This chapter will also show clips from a high-speed video in which Master Bristol conceals a Swiss Army Knife inside his buttocks. -from "The Magicians Code" by Hans Bristol
Posted On:5/22/2004 11:55pm
Here is quote from the Lexington Dojo:
"Your teacher is the source of your entire knowledge. They should be treated with great respect, not only for their physical ability, but for their ability to teach. When your teacher tells you something, you should believe it. You should follow their advice almost blindly because they have been there before. Grandmaster The' is probably the only person in the world with a comprehensive knowledge of the Shaolin system. You should treat him in the same manner as you would treat the President of the United States or other world leader.
We are extremely lucky to have him as our Grandmaster and you should not forget it. The old saying that familiarity breeds contempt is true, don't let this happen to you with your teacher or master. The friendlier you become with them the luckier you should feel and the more respect you should show. Loyalty to your teacher and master is a must. Without loyalty, there is no respect or trust. There have been traitors to us in the past and in almost every instance, the reason has been their massive egos, lack of respect and self discipline, and little or no loyalty. Don't let this happen to you."
Posted On:5/23/2004 12:02am
Mr. President Grandmaster The'
Grandmaster President The'
Hmmmm . . .
Posted On:5/23/2004 12:05am
So you had better watch out for the Secret Service.
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