View Poll Results: Which is the worst martial arts show done by Discovery Channel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TehDeadlyDimMak
    Was that the "Wheel of Life" special? I saw that presentation in person and was amazed at the time.

    Years later I just smack myself on the head as I discovered the parlor tricks they used one by one. I even found out one way to break a load of cement bricks to impress people.
    I read or watched; not sure exactly, that tells how to do that. It may have been on randi.org but for the life of me I can't find it. Once I finish this post I'm sure I will. One of the tricks actually being the spacers they use to seperate the bricks. They allow the force being applied at the center of the blocks to be transfered to the other blocks because they calapse in the center...if that makes any sense...! What is the method you use DimMak?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TehDeadlyDimMak
    Was that the "Wheel of Life" special? I saw that presentation in person and was amazed at the time.

    Years later I just smack myself on the head as I discovered the parlor tricks they used one by one. I even found out one way to break a load of cement bricks to impress people.
    I honestly don't know. It was aired a long time ago. I remember they showed some footage of Jet Li doing Wushu forms as a child after all the commercial breaks. I think Jet Li was the narrator also.

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    Holy crap this is an old thread!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SchwrzSnn
    By the way, didn't they list Wing Chun as the #1 martial art?

    It got listed as THE DEADLIEST WEAPON!
    "Keep a sharp knife, shiny boots and be on time."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega
    In your opinion what is the worst show done by the discovery channel?

    Blasphemy!!!!:angryfire

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacWombat
    I think I saw that one. It was a bunch of middle-aged out of shape white people in Iowa or something hitting each other in the throat to become stronger or some bullshit. Then one lady got knocked out but she played it off like she was just soooooo relaxed that she didn't know they even hit her.
    Yep that's the one.. Iknew it would be a joke even before it came on. But when I was watching it I vascilated between laughing my ass off and wanting to tear my shirt off and break ****.

    I think that was the one where they voted Wing Chun the #1 greatest of all time.:eusa_doh:

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    Quote Originally Posted by SchwrzSnn
    What will it take to educate the people responsible for spreading this misinformation? Are we just going to have to go around knocking/choking out every Bullshido practitioner we encounter until the message is heard?

    well why don't you guys do that then? find a way to get some funding for a 'reality of martial arts' documentary, grab some cameras and crash some dojos! If theres one thing people in north america like to do, its be on tv/film, so it'd be pretty easy to have them sign a release before someone spars with them... so long as no one acts like an asshole, they can be talked into anything.

    but so there wouldn't be like 10 bjj guys, you'd need other styles too; MT, kyokushin, or whatever else.

    it'd be more entertaining than bitching about it :icon_twis

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    Quote Originally Posted by datdamnmachine
    I read or watched; not sure exactly, that tells how to do that. It may have been on randi.org but for the life of me I can't find it. Once I finish this post I'm sure I will. One of the tricks actually being the spacers they use to seperate the bricks. They allow the force being applied at the center of the blocks to be transfered to the other blocks because they calapse in the center...if that makes any sense...! What is the method you use DimMak?
    There was a good one where the monks in the show were breaking bricks one after another on the floor.

    In reality when you slowed the action down it became apparent that they were holding the bricks very close to the ground and were breaking them by hitting the bricks into the stone ground so that the ground would do the work. It's hard to describe, but that's the basic jist of what they were doing.

    I can break a thin cement slab by slamming it against a harder surface too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mars
    Yep that's the one.. Iknew it would be a joke even before it came on. But when I was watching it I vascilated between laughing my ass off and wanting to tear my shirt off and break ****.

    I think that was the one where they voted Wing Chun the #1 greatest of all time.:eusa_doh:

    Wow what a coincidence, I was vaselining myself too. Ooo vascilated, nevermind.

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    I have a question: How did the Shaolin Monk in that one special manage to roll his hands between those two large concrete rollers? I mean i've seen solutions to the tricks pulled in many other circumstances can someone PLEASE tell me the trick for this one?

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