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    The Watermelon Challenge

    Original KFM thread:

    http://ezine.kungfumagazine.com/foru...ad.php?t=52004

    Youtube video:

    YouTube - The Kung-Fu Watermelon Challenge

    ** The action occurs at about 4:48 if you want to fast forward.


    I would put this under MABS for passing off a "feat of strength" as a show of kung fu skill, but I think it could be better served under comedy. I mean the guy looks like he actually jammed two finders into the watermelon, and he appears to be a pretty strong dude overall. But I wonder, are feats of strength what they use as a marketing ploy for the school?

    The open challenge of course if to post video responses if you can poke a watermelon or other defenseless fruit...

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    I found myself having first date flashbacks from 3:00 - 3:30!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mantis_Fist
    Original KFM thread:

    http://ezine.kungfumagazine.com/foru...ad.php?t=52004

    Youtube video:


    ** The action occurs at about 4:48 if you want to fast forward.


    I would put this under MABS for passing off a "feat of strength" as a show of kung fu skill, but I think it could be better served under comedy. I mean the guy looks like he actually jammed two finders into the watermelon, and he appears to be a pretty strong dude overall. But I wonder, are feats of strength what they use as a marketing ploy for the school?

    The open challenge of course if to post video responses if you can poke a watermelon or other defenseless fruit...
    Dang it, I wish I was still friends with the Booj guy I used to work with that punches apples to show how powerful his punches are.

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    Ok I didn't watch the video but I get the picture.

    Dude goes to store, buys watermelon, pokes it with his fingers.

    I can't do that, but once I put a watermelon in the microwave and poked it with my . . . .

    You know what? Nevermind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mantis_Fist
    I would put this under MABS for passing off a "feat of strength" as a show of kung fu skill, but I think it could be better served under comedy...
    ...except that he fully admits, at around 2:50 in the video, that this is "not really a training technique," and that it "doesn't mean you're a good fighter-- doesn't really mean anything."

    --Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kung-Fu Joe
    ...except that he fully admits, at around 2:50 in the video, that this is "not really a training technique," and that it "doesn't mean you're a good fighter-- doesn't really mean anything."

    --Joe
    Yes he does, which is why I wasn't interested in an attack against the guy like he's defrauding anybody.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mantis_Fist
    Yes he does, which is why I wasn't interested in an attack against the guy like he's defrauding anybody.
    Cool beans. I misunderstood the initial post. No worries, then.

    --Joe

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    Oh Yeah, but that was a Watermelon from an inferior Watermelon lineage.

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    Watermelon is not for the streets because is not good.

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    The watermelon didn't have enough chi.

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