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  1. TKD Black Belt is offline
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    Keeeeee-Yeah!

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     Style: Whoo-Hoo-Fu!

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    Sim Pooh Ho

    Just plan Kung-Stupid!

    I'm not very good at embedding files so you'll have to forgive me. I did a quick search and didn't find anything with regards to this crap. I'm stunned that people still buy into this ****. Really completely stunned.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPAmScOHCYQ


    Here's another example of the same thing.

    What bugs me the most is that some people would watch a demo like this and think this sh*t was real! Not to bring in an old argument but if I ever found myself with a desire to beat up an old man in silk robes I'd probably just get ahold of his collar and let loose with the punches.

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    Wu was trained in scientific method, and seems to make a point here of using terms like “matter,” and speaks of the skill in terms of accute sensitivity of ordinary sense organs (in distinction to imagining or pretending, or extra-sensory phenomena). When applying taijiquan, on the whole there are two ways of making contact. One is where the two hands and two arms come in contact with the opponent—this is the same as in most sparring. If two people have not yet come into [physical] contact, yet one is able to prevail over the other, this belongs to a different category. This is the so-called higher level, or lingkong.

    The first step in lingkong is to train skill (lian gong)—it is a product of training. A person’s jing and qi are two kinds of matter; the combining of the two produces shen, which is the most crystallized [product of training]. It is incredibly subtle—“where the yin and yang cannot be fathomed, it is called shen” (‘yin yang buce wei zhi shen,’ a quote from the Xice). You say it is yin; it is not yin. You say it is yang; it is not yang. Since it can be either yin or yang, it therefore transforms into yin-yang. So this matter that is produced by the conjoining of these two things, yin and yang, is shen.

    Although on the surface one may only see arms moving and legs moving, the reality on the inside is the marshalling of the function from the brain up into the vital organs, directly to the blood circulation, to the breathing, etc. Therefore, taijiquan entails the integrative function of the body. One could also say it is taking the original taiji principles of the Zhouli (Book of Changes) and applying them in our bodies

    Once we’ve penetrated (toukong) the entire body in this way, we are then able to understand the situation at a glance (yi mu liao ran). In such a situation, when we set out to engage the opponent, there is no place with which we cannot engage. Far-distant sensing can also be called remote control. Using shen, we can control the other from a comparatively distant position. This kind of transformation is to become one with nature. Therefore there is no need for shape or form; in the midst of shapelessness and formlessness you are already united as one body.

    “The enemy wants to change, but does not get to change; wants to attack, but doesn’t get a chance; wants to evade, but has no escape.” To put it more simply, it is the highest stage of gongfu. If it’s just a matter of carelessly striking and randomly improvising (manda manpin), that’s not taijiquan


    Words from Great Master Wu Tunan
  3. hungryjoe is online now
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    Posted On:
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    ^^^^^
    WHAT?

    Nice leaping job of the assistants.

    Wonder if Poo took them all out for Dim Sum after?

    More links for the "Scientific Method" please.
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    is a Godd*mn Federale!

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    The only people more eager to embrace Asian mysticism and psuedo-scientific babble than white American hippies are Asians themselves.

    Rudy Reyes > Bear Grylls
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     Style: Generic MMA

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    Why doesn't someone attend such an event & rudely step onto the mat & call him out on the spot? That would put a stop to these public shams.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffphansen77 View Post
    Why doesn't someone attend such an event & rudely step onto the mat & call him out on the spot? That would put a stop to these public shams.

    No, regrettably, it wouldn't. Go to any martial arts site and search for "George Dillman" and you'll find case after case of people doing just that. In Dillman's case there really is no disputing anymore that his pressure-point knockouts only "work" on his own students. Those students, however, remain almost pathologically oblivious to what is obvious to everyone else and zealously devoted to the charlatan.
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    I guess I missed Dillman getting called out. I did see the news deal that exposed an instructor under him. I saw the mma fighter that beat up the chi guy in Japan too. Well, here's to hoping I guess...
  8. Ian G.R. is offline

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     Style: Currently a SAMBO newb

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    Why does the name sound like "Simple ho" in my head?
    Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil. - Machiavelli
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     Style: Judo+soon 2b bjj,boxing

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    Doesn't everybody love it when some noob posts in an almost 4 year old MABS thread to defend the person in question?
    Let your anger be like a monkey trapped inside a pinata; waiting inside, hoping that the children don't break through with the stick.

    -Master Tang (Kung Pow! Enter the Fist)

    A word to the wise ain't necessary. It's the stupid ones who need the advice.
    — Bill Cosby

    The believer is happy, the doubter wise.
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    Martial Talk is not neutral, it's just neutered.
  10. Ian G.R. is offline

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     Style: Currently a SAMBO newb

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    Thank the stars for BS being high on google's list.
    Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil. - Machiavelli
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