Thread: World Sauna Championships
5/28/2010 12:55am, #21
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- Dec 2009
what does this has to do with martial arts?
5/28/2010 1:00am, #22
Obviously they're using hard body qigong to their advantage.
5/28/2010 1:15am, #23
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- Manila, Philippines
5/28/2010 2:00am, #24
Worlds toughest vegetable?
Great, assholes who think steam-cooking themselves is a fucking talent.
5/28/2010 6:54am, #25
5/28/2010 10:44am, #26
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This is a common "test of manhood" among young men, when drinking. It's been known that girls father and other men of the family "test out" new boyfriends this way too. So, it's only natural that it's made into a sport. Personally I like just under 100 celsius, in a good sauna, preferably not electric.
5/28/2010 11:23am, #27
Sisu is a Finnish term loosely translated into English as strength of will, determination, perseverance, and acting rationally in the face of adversity. However, the word is widely considered to lack a proper translation into any language. Sisu has been described as being integral to understanding Finnish culture. The literal meaning is equivalent in English to "having guts", and the word derives from sisus, which means something inner or interior. However sisu is defined by a long-term element in it; it is not momentary courage, but the ability to sustain an action against the odds. Deciding on a course of action and the sticking to that decision against repeated failures is sisu. The noun sisu is related to the adjective sisukas, one having the quality of sisu.Check out the Bullshido.net Western Martial Arts Forum for all things Western, martial and arty.
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5/28/2010 4:34pm, #28
So I guess banging your head against the brick wall until it crumbles would be Sisu? Don't they say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results?
This "Sisu" thing just made it so much weirder.
5/28/2010 5:21pm, #29
And they called me crazy when I vowed to punch down that forest behind my house...
5/28/2010 8:31pm, #30"We often joke -- and we really wish it were a joke -- that you will only encounter two basic problems with your 'self-defense' training.
1) That it doesn't work
2) That it does work"