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    what does this has to do with martial arts?

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    Obviously they're using hard body qigong to their advantage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conde Koma View Post
    Obviously they're using hard body qigong to their advantage.
    You must add strength to your tendons the ancient chinese way to be Sauna master.:qright3:

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    Worlds toughest vegetable?

    Great, assholes who think steam-cooking themselves is a fucking talent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uglybugly View Post
    what does this has to do with martial arts?
    Cutting weight is the most successful part of some people's game. Here's a chance to convert that into win.

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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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conde Koma View Post
    why the hell would anyone do such a thing?

    i mean, these aren't even sports any more, they're just contests of self-mutilation.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sisu

    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.

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    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.

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    And they called me crazy when I vowed to punch down that forest behind my house...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conde Koma View Post
    why the hell would anyone do such a thing?

    i mean, these aren't even sports any more, they're just contests of self-mutilation.
    Because it has all the glory of physical combat without the work. I mean, really, why make suffering more unpleasant by adding effort? I think it's genius.
    "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"
    -Animal MacYoung

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