well, they have it about as much as people do nowadays.
Originally Posted by bobyclumsyninja
Parlor trick is the key phrase. This trick was shown to me almost twenty years ago, and has absolfuckinglutley nothing to do with fighting lol.
It attempts to bend a straitened arm in the way it is naturally intended to bend....now if someone could "harness" the chi/ki to keep their arm from breaking while being bent the way it's not intended to bend that would be a cool trick.:byewhore:
if you look at my avatar, I'm picking up that guy with my forearms and willpower alone...the arm bend thing, the hold my waist with your hands while I chi power out with my tantien, and the twist my wrist with your middle finger locked to mine, are all tricks to impress. Not fighting, just rigged situations for effect.
EDIT: avatar's changed...that's how I roll.:evil7:
Last edited by bobyclumsyninja; 12/24/2007 10:55pm at .
I actually liked the breakdown of the parlor trick, with a some proofreading and revision (mainly for brevity) and maybe a video or some pics it could be an article.
Am a student and thought I would add some additional insight to this post, Tim's classes are pretty much BJJ and with takedowns/throws that regularly involve his extensive non BJJ background (for lack of a bettter description)...I believe IMA's are now only taught on a private class basis... He is first class not only in instruction but as a person as well. Saturdays are open to all so if your in the area you are welcome to come roll as many non-regulars do from all over... His wikipedia profile does a good job of summing it all up...
Originally Posted by It is Fake