Posted On:8/29/2010 6:50pm
Style: ti da shuai na
Speaking of Shaolin in China, I just bumped into this footage Matt Polly (author of American Shaolin) shot in '93:
YouTube- American Shaolin: Kickboxing
This tournament took place in the Shaolin village the day after the Zheng Zhou tournament in September of 1993. Only Chinese students from local schools were allowed to enter out of concern for the safety of foreign fighters. The promoters banned the chest protection that is normal in San Shou tournaments. A number of fighters were carried off on stretchers from accidental knees to the solar plexus. I was glad to be an observer.
“Most people do not do, but take refuge in theory and talk, thinking that they will become good in this way” -- Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, II.4
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