Thread: Tonight on Mythbusters: Ninjas!
4/28/2007 9:32am, #71Well, he tried to "something" is what I said - a standard ganseki set up, at the end of which he simply didn't control the arm very well. Call it a technique, call it a variation. Its semantics - whatever he tried, he didn't execute it very well. Yes, he got him down to the ground, so I guess if that's the standard you are judging it by, he did great. But he got him down with no control, and no clear advantage - other than a 2-3 second headstart in the first one.
I guess you could argue he's "fighting" a TV show host, so that's all he needed to do. I think a 15th dan should have done better.
I don't know much about Dale Seago apart from what I saw in this video clip, but it's evident that he's at least experienced enough to be able to anticipate these outcomes and smart enough to choose not to risk an untrained TV presenter's safety by forcing a ganseki nage.
This could be contrasted to what happened when reporter John Stossel provoked pro-wrestler David "Dr. D" Schults by saying that wrestling is fake - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrX9Ca7LSyQ . Incidentally, Stossel filed a lawsuit for long-term hearing loss incurred during that assault, and settled out of court for $400,000.
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4/28/2007 9:53am, #72
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Finally watched it. Dale didn't do too bad. Yeah he still spews hockey ninjer BS but his handling of Adam wasn't bad at all giving the situation.______
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You can't practice Judo just to win a Judo Match! You practice so that no matter what happens, you can win using Judo!The key to fighting two men at once is to be much tougher than both of them.
4/28/2007 10:59am, #73
Originally Posted by Asia the Invincible
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EDIT: Yes, I did just spend 5-10 minutes of my Saturday morning making Dominik Hasek look like a ninja. What of it?
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4/28/2007 12:42pm, #74Originally Posted by mrblackmagic
Kendo w-uld be a bad idea. Most Kendo-ka's live blade skills are lacking. A Iaido-ka or Ko-ryu Kenjutsu ka would of been a better choice.
Remeber they used Dale Seago because he just happened to be in San Franscico. It seems like the got people based on how easy they could get them, not who was the best.
I am D/Ling the ep now.
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4/29/2007 12:01pm, #75
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4/29/2007 4:17pm, #76
They should have used kage-pl4smer for the episode instead of dale.
4/29/2007 6:10pm, #77Originally Posted by bsdmalkav
All you have for a defense is to attack my grammar, Ninja please....
4/29/2007 6:17pm, #78Originally Posted by Virus
Or rather my instructor(s). At least they could pull off a Ganseki Nage on a non-resisting opponent.....
As for the ep, I say disappointing.
Myth 1: They replicated ninja snow/rice patty shoes to walk on water?! All aspects of that was just retarded
Myth 2: Stopping a sword by clapping over your head, even american ninjers don't believe that. Seriously, no ninjutsu ryu-ha pass or present had that technique.
Myth 3: Catching an arrow. That a circus act not ninjutsu.
It was more a special on movie-fu then ninjutsu. I rank this lower then fight science.
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