I have recieved an invitation to a seminar with Prof. Gunter Bauer.
Unfortunatly i know next to nothing about the man exept that he is 8th dan in Hapkido and has founded his own Close Quarter Combat system (www.Closequartercombatsystem.vze.com).
I would very much like to hear from people with some experience in his style and with his teaching.
Thanks in advance.
Hmm.. the guy does Ki healing (reiki). Alarm bells are ringing. Maybe I'm being a cynic - but that's just me.
tvebak, listen to KFC. Cynicism is VERY helpful in sniffing out bullshido. His bio page alone screams bullshido. For me, the ultimate factor would be cost of seminar. If it was even moderately priced, I'd say pass. But if it's free, well then, by all means go.
Last edited by poidog; 12/20/2004 9:19am at .
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Yeh, I once forked out $35 for a seminar. Around 15 minutes was spent making "ommmmmmm" noises.
Originally Posted by KungFuColin
And I disliked the bit abot rolling up chi balls like fairy floss and putting it on people's injuries.
Just like most things in life, there are things that are real and practical, and then the bullshido version. It annoys me how so many MA sites and instructors seem to tack on reiki healing and teaching to their styles, in order to become "more spiritual," I guess. I have a specific gripe with this: I've been practicing reiki for the last two years, and have found it somewhat effective for healing. However, I don't charge money for it or teach it. In addition, I don't think it can be used to shoot chi bullets, make me a ninja, etc.
Originally Posted by Zeddy
I've also never heard of the noises being associated with it, sounds a lot more like a form of meditation than reiki.
Last edited by Myst; 12/20/2004 12:42pm at .
Thanks for your insigts, i still like to give people the benefit of the doubt, especially since i have been invited by som of my very good friends.
So maybe i will go check it out, you never know with impressions, sometimes they are all wrong.
Good luck with it. Keep us posted as to the results.
He was doing it from a karate zenkutsu dachi, so I was somewhat cynical about it.
Originally Posted by Myst
I have trained with Gunter and I've also studied various styles of martial arts over the past 30 years and won many titles my instructor was Joe Tierney (who you or others may never of heard of but he's another UK master) - I can only say don't listen to the cynic's - Gunter is as well equiped with his knowledge as he is with delivering techniques some say he's a master of destruction but he's also a very nice person who practices reiki and likes to share his knowledge - you don't have to look tough to be effectively tough as I'm sure you already know ! I hope this helps
I'm sure it would ... if you weren't responding to a conversation from 2004.
Originally Posted by BP-1