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  1. shmuel is offline

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    Shaolin Wahnam promo video.

    The UK side of the Shaolin Kung-Fu organisation, the Shaolin Wahnam Institute wanted a stylish, movie trailer style video to promote their practice of both Kung Fu, and Chi-Kung.

    The concept of the video was to put forward the question as to whether this graceful martial art could actually be used for fighting.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYY_9xoNNI4


    At 1 minute 15 seconds, the video asks Can it be used effectively for fighting? And then follows some demonstrations of real fighting.

    Does any of this stuff look like it would work for real?
  2. polishillusion is offline

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    The answer. No.
  3. Plasma is online now
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    Posted On:
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    If polishillusion saids no, they really must suck, I am not even going to watch it.
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    Here is a thread fom the same system, different school:

    http://www.bullshido.net/forums/show...shaolin+wahnam

    Wong Kiew Kit has some interesting ideas, that I believe aren't particularly realistic or traditional. I had one of his books, in which he came out and said the techniques in the book wer fabricated for the book. So while it may be that he keeps his real, effective kung fu a secret, I am also not impressed by the idea of selling fake martial arts for a buck, and that goes for any style.

    Wong Kiew Kit's assertion is that with enough mastery of the traditional arts, it can best MT and kickboxing:

    http://www.wongkk.com/general/videos-muay-thai.html

    I'm into traditionl Chinese martial arts (TCMA) myself, but also not tolerant of the 99% bullshido rate in TCMA. The fact is with the "old way", both in China and Japan, if you were the local tough guy because you won the latest fighting or strong man contest, that you were the guy that taught martial arts in your village. You taught your techniques, that hundreds of years later people who never won a NHB fight try to emulate, and that is just messed up.

    I'll also add that "Shaolin" is NOT a martial arts style. If you're interested in finding a thousand postrs to that effect, check out this site:

    http://ezine.kungfumagazine.com/foru...isplay.php?f=6
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    All I can say is what the **** was that?
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    Posted On:
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    The video has no "real fighting." It's not even sport fighting. It's cooperative play fighting.
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    Posted On:
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    Quote Originally Posted by shmuel

    Does any of this stuff look like it would work for real?
    Yes, if you have the time and money to eliminate 98% of the BS?

    No?

    Then don't waste your time.
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    Stupidest "fight demo" I've ever seen. Just plain old stage choreography. The only thing this demonstrates to me that there are still idiots out there that think movie fighting is real. I've seen better ninjeritsu.

    Shmuel; It seems that the fact you asked if this would be effective means that maybe you aren't yet familiar with the concept of aliveness. Am I right? That's OK because once you understand this idea, you can asses any demo for yourself to see if what you are looking at would hold up under pressure, or is just choreography and stage-play. Please View these short vids:

    http://video.google.com.au/videoplay...53&q=aliveness
    http://video.google.com.au/videoplay...26&q=aliveness

    Please let us know if there is anything unclear in those videos or how it relates to your opening post question.
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    video was very very corny and the choreographed fighting was nothing spectacular.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Virus
    you can assess .
    Ha ha he said asses.
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