Posted On:7/14/2003 12:16pm
Yes, I too would love to see some of Wu De's monks on video.
On another note, can you imagine what would happen if the monks ever fought a SCARS master? Of course the monks would be beaten; they can't handle all that scientific mumbo-jumbo. After all, their just lowly humble Buddhist monks - LOL.
Posted On:7/14/2003 12:30pm
Style: BJJ, Wing Chun
NOTE TO PEOPLE ON THIS BOARD............
Monks are human.
Or, the monk would floor the Scars master.
As the Scars man is lying on the floor a bloodied pulp he'll say , "I was just resting,(coughing blood), I am now in position to apply one of my devastating compression, depression, over/under, upside down spinning reverse toe hold (coughing more blood up)"
"Ya can't play with my YO-YO!!!"
Edited by - Geek Kune Do on July 14 2003 12:55:18
Posted On:7/14/2003 12:46pm
No one ever said the monks were superhuman, they just train with a lot of dedication.
Seeker of Truth
Posted On:7/14/2003 1:26pm
Style: Five Animal Fighting
This was very similar to what I say when my instructor went to China and trained with the monks.
Yeah, the monks are human, but being around them changes your whole prespective on what that really means. My instructor said just being around them and seeing them do near impossible feats infused you with energy and made you feel you could do the same thing. My instructor's son picked up some of the more difficult acrobatic manuevers and was able to perform them repeatedly as I saw on tape. When they came back top America, for whatever reason, he could no longer do them.
As for the sparring, basically the same thing happened. My instructor is a Godan in American Kenpo, founder of his own style Five Animal Kenpo, is a Wing Chun Sifu, and is certified as a Master of Arms by the French Fencing Federation. He has been doing martial arts for 25 years and teaching for since 1986.
So my instructor is with a group of martial artists from the US and Canda, training at a offical Shaolin school near the temple. When it comes time to spar, my instructor smokes everyone who is no a monk, but each and every monk smokes him. This was very suprising to me because my instructor is honestly one of the 5 best martial artists I have ever seen in person.
My instructor walked away from the whole experience feeling that in the martial arts world he has a long way to go and is either somewhere at the top of the amateurs or on the bottom of the professionals.
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Posted On:7/14/2003 1:41pm
Style: Submission Wrestling.
WT 0wned <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle> well done to the monk - you saw this or he told you this?
"Wrestling is the Martial Art of America";
"If you don't know how to wrestle you don't know how to fight, that's the prerequisite to fighting" David Tank Abbott
"Training = pain." - I said that.
PizDoff when drunk: "I'm actually MOST pissed that my target for the evening got drink...then I gave her my Bullshido Canada hoodie like a gentleman because she was outside with not much on...did I mention she barfed twice when I got our jackets...steaming barf is kinda fascinating..." - PizDoff.
Posted On:7/14/2003 2:23pm
Blade, pay attention.
Posted On:7/14/2003 2:34pm
Style: BJJ, MT, Yoga
....when i was aroun monks my kip seemed lighter...they just kept flying out of my wallet...
Wu De, do the Shaolin Monks in the UK do rounds of alms in the morning like in South-east Asia? Do they have a distinction between novices and monks? It seems strange that an older monk would engage in such activities, but i was just curious
i can do anuything as long as i am surrounded by twenty friends and the berimbau is playing my song
There is no cheating, there is only jiu-jitsu.
Posted On:7/14/2003 2:35pm
YL told me, so he could be talking out of his arse but hey, he's a Monk so i'll give him the benefit of doubt.
As for a video...hehe, my younger kungfu bro is very good friends with Shi Yan Xin, a Shaolin Master living in Southampton UK. He has absoloute loads of footage, the problem is that the Monks do not like people distributing footage of them training without prior permission.
However, i do know that he (Yan Xin) wants to put a video of himself on the net, it'll be hosted on www.shaolintempleuk.org . It's currently in the works (i'll ask my bro) and i'll let you guys know for sure when it's out. It'll be around late august to early september.
As for the headflip thing, YL showed me today. It's quite cool, imagine a forward roll but you back doesn't touch the floor, only your head does. As your feet are coming down, change your angle slightly and you can scissor someone to the ground! Awesome. I can't do it though.
Punisher, i know exactly what you mean, simply hanging around with the Monks kinda charges me with energy (apart from Yanfei, he's just a nuisance sometimes).
Posted On:7/14/2003 5:33pm
Hey Wu De,
Thanks for post! Much relief... :)
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