It's amazing how stupid people are. I've been to quite a few seminars with supposed Chi masters as well as "self defense" guru's. It's astounding how powerful the group mentality can be abused by the con artist. At one such Chi event about 3-4 yrs ago back when I was still in High school I even found myself sucked in. He did this supposed technique where he'd project heat from his palm. So he did this little circular motion with a slight hand rubbing thing and then called us up so he could "hit us" with his heat. Everyone went up and sure as **** felt the heat comming off of his hand....too bad no one was objective enough to realize the guy just rubbed his freakin hands togethor and the only marvel we were witnessing was the magic of friction! But since everyone else seemed to buy into it, the herd mentality prevents you from standing out and you just believe as well.
Originally Posted by TehDeadlyDimMak
I saw a TV special where they did a test on groups where they asked them basic questions but only one person in the group was actually really being tested. They had one scenario where they put up a bunch of pictures on the screen of two circles, and in one frame the circles were different sizes. They then asked them one by one which was different and everyone that was in on it said #1 which was obviously identical to the rest. The guy who wasn't in on it, also said "1" out of the subconscious fear to stand out of the crowd and when later told what trick was played on him he confessed that he figured "if everyone else chose #1, he figured they must have been seeing something he missed."
This kind of mindset is what allows so many of these bullshit artists make money off of their crap. What's bad though is when these guys teach classes on it to idiots like these Bamboo guys, and then the bamboo guys begin teaching it themselves without every giving it objective analysis, and then get their asses kicked on the beach.
Reality - 1
Chi Blasters - 0
I wonder if those 2 guys decided to give up on their YB training after that incident
So only BJJ can defeat the deadly chi blast eh.
yellow bamboo?........could've at least been more creative an have a better name for a style
"so.....what kinda MA do u practice?"
YB Cum Drop<<---" oh.. i do yellow bamboo"
YB Cum Drop<<----"it involves the harnessing an manipulation of Chi powa"
.......its people like these Dragon Nuts Z anime fags, the fantasy Psi Vamps, the claustrophobic pyramid sitter, the Drowning Atlantean, an the Butt-buddy Goblins an Orks roleplayin Geeks who give the metaphysics an the MA community a bad rep
Last edited by Soju_King; 2/07/2006 4:16am at .
Hey, not all of us RPGing sci fi geeks are that stupid!
I saw one of the Yellow Bamboo guy's on the old Martin Sargent show on Techtv (now G4.) The frickin' punk kid in his yellow shirt said that it only took like only an hour to teach the chi techniques. He freaked out Martin by passin his hand over Martin's arm. Marty claimed that he could really feel something. Go read Skills of the Vagabond's by Ling Tueng. Wait, it might be in Skills of the Vagabonds 2. The Vagabonds had a trick where they passed their hand a centimeter over a guy's arm, just brushing the hairs, but not the skin. Try it. Feels electric. Fools fools.
That would actually be Skills of the Vagabonds by Leung Ting. It's rather important to get the author's name right if you want folks to be able to look it up. :P
I especially enjoyed that after the first guy got creamed they got a heavier guy to try his "chi blast" on the BJJer. So heavier=better chi blast?
Look it up by title, pardon the **** out of me for mixing up the author's name.
That and no touch knock outs dont forget that!
Originally Posted by Mr. Jones
Who the hell is screaming? maybe the skinny guy should have used his chi mind manipulation and had the terrier bite the BJJ guy in the ass. Might have worked better than an Upa once the BJJ guy was mounted on the chi whale.