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Volya
1/23/2013 1:18pm,
Was doing some late night YouTube viewing and came across a channel called STUDYPATTERNS.

http://www.youtube.com/user/STUDYPATTERNS?feature=watch

I watched a few of the videos and even though most of them seem to document some kind of dubious instruction or unsafe practices, there definitely is an anti-martial arts agenda there.

**Or a fantastic troll.

Resonance10
1/23/2013 1:56pm,
Just had a quick look and no doubt in my mind it's very much about painting MA in a bad light.
Not just bad MA such as this site might do but MA as a 'thing'. Comes over like someone has had a very bad time in MA and is doing public cathartic recovery..
Its hard to listen to because of that irritating speech program narration and there was no qualification of the statements made in the video i watched and some false equivalences.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9k9SOfDIHo&list=PL4B80E7D0816BE3BE&index=1

Most annoying is there's no comments allowed and you can't message the channel user unless they add you as a contact.

XXIV
1/23/2013 2:01pm,
I saw a one that I consider legitimate criticism


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdvDOnkPJVI

But then I saw the other videos. The ones highlighting sexual assaults by martial arts teachers (as though they're truly anything other than people), and the one criticising smoke during Lion Dance performances. Guy is soapboxy and afraid of other opinions.

Resonance10
1/23/2013 2:02pm,
Martial Arts are dangerous?

****! I'm stopping right now

Mine aren't! lulz

XXIV
1/23/2013 2:10pm,
Also, I've never heard such a string of logical fallacies.

The whole dogfighting analogy is stupid.

Resonance10
1/23/2013 2:13pm,
I saw a one that I consider legitimate criticism


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdvDOnkPJVI

Yeah that right there is legit criticism, but 13 plus mins of the same criticism..as you say soapboxy..and obsessive.



Guy is soapboxy and afraid of other opinions.

He would fit in round here..no?
A shame he's not contactable as he could learn from this place if it didn't chew him up and spit him out first.

XXIV
1/23/2013 2:14pm,
Yeah I only watched the first minute of the video. Didn't even check to see that it's 13:29, holy crap.

W. Rabbit
1/23/2013 2:29pm,
My favorite was "Shaolin Child Abuse". Hide your kids, evil sifus want to dress them as monks and break sticks over them for their own sick pleasure!!!

These videos are all load of manure.

The computerized voice makes the videos extra cold and menacing.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrsZGvr8Ai0

ermghoti
1/23/2013 3:51pm,
...he could learn...

Nope.

huge
1/23/2013 3:57pm,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9k9SOfDIHo&list=PL4B80E7D0816BE3BE&index=1


Blech, I hate watching people's arms get broken. This is effective propaganda though, I started to question my involvement in MA's. If there was less arm breaking, it wouldn't be nearly as effective.

EDIT: That being said, I'll probably try to watch more of the videos. It's interesting to see the spin.

Bneterasedmynam
1/23/2013 4:06pm,
Well **** someone could get hurt doing this martial arts crap. Maybe we should all take up basket weaving. Or LARPing....oh wait.

Resonance10
1/23/2013 4:51pm,
Nope.

Indeed it is that bad, I have just watched the Kung Fu Cult video. It could be a troll job but a troll would want the comments.

Resonance10
1/23/2013 4:52pm,
Whoops

cualltaigh
1/23/2013 5:21pm,
I think there is more behind this than trolling or propoganda. There is a serious level of resentment/anger underlying these videos. Also, the need for anonymity, the constant theme of abuse and, most tellingly:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLWRtHpQQgU

huge
1/23/2013 5:53pm,
I think there is more behind this than trolling or propoganda. There is a serious level of resentment/anger underlying these videos.

I sensed the same thing, but I only watched one video. I suspect that something reprehensible happened to the author at the hands of an instructor.

Soldiermedic
1/23/2013 6:08pm,
I think there is more behind this than trolling or propoganda. There is a serious level of resentment/anger underlying these videos. Also, the need for anonymity, the constant theme of abuse and, most tellingly:



In the past 2 months or so, a number of plain posters, printed out on standard computer paper, have been taped up in in my city with messages such as: "Google Martial Arts Sex Scandal", "Google Martial Arts Pedophilia", "Google Martial Arts Brain Injury", and so on. I wonder if this is part of the same movement?