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Kungfoolss
7/02/2003 4:06am,
Kung Fu Security

The Odd Truth

NEW YORK, July 1, 2003

NEW DELHI, India - Armed guards are forbidden inside one of India's most revered religious shrines. So authorities want to assign its security to a trusted insider: a Hindu priest with a black belt in karate.

K. Seshadri, 42, has been asked by officials at the Venkateswara temple in the southern city of Tirupati to teach younger priests to defend themselves and the temple from terrorists and other attackers, The Hindustan Times reported Tuesday. The temple, located in Andhra Pradesh state, is visited each day by some 30,000 devotees who worship the Hindu god Venkateswara. The state government's security adviser asked Seshadri to train the young priests, who will form an inner ring of protection around the idol, Seshadri said.

“Since regular security guards can't enter” the inner sanctum, then priests “trained in karate would be ideal substitutes,” Seshadri was quoted as saying. “They will be in a better position to prevent any intruders from gaining access to the idol or its proximity.” The Venkateswara temple is reputed to be the world's richest Hindu temple. It gets so many donations that workers use a conveyor belt to transfer the cash, jewels and other offerings to a separate storage building.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/01/10/national/main536134.shtml

Wu De
7/02/2003 5:25am,
Bah, i got lured to this thread when i saw the name "Shaolin".

I have to say, Kungfools, you're stuff is really good reading, cheers me up everyday when i wake up with no job. Musn't become a HOBO...

Jenfucius
7/02/2003 10:57am,
karate-trained hindu priests will be no match for indiana jones! what are they thinking?

matzahbal
7/02/2003 12:15pm,
Jen, as long as they don't learn to how trip out people's hearts...

"But some apes they gotta go, so we kill the ones we don't know" - 'Ape shall never kill Ape' by The Vandals

Geek Kune Do
7/02/2003 12:38pm,
I agree with Jen

"Ya can't play with my YO-YO!!!"

FingerorMoon?
7/02/2003 5:48pm,
The temple will magnify their chi to supreme levels.

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El Guapo says, ""You can buy muscles, but you can't buy COJONES!"
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BlackBeltNow
7/02/2003 7:01pm,
indian blackbelts...how many are there? for every 100 priests ther emust be 95 blackbelt "martial arts masters".

Do Be Open-minded
Don't Be Gullible

gojuJKDdude
7/02/2003 8:53pm,
how long do u think it will be until people on the inernet claim to be 10th degree Venkateswara karate blck belts.