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jsampras3
8/31/2007 5:34am,
Can't believe no one saw this yet. This is on the front page of yahoo news for some reason. It's got Ninjas, it's got Shaolin Monks. It's got style vs style bashing. It's perfect!

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070831/od_uk_nm/oukoe_uk_china_ninja

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China kung fu monks seek apology for ninja affront

Fri Aug 31, 1:34 AM ET



BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Shaolin Temple, the cradle of Chinese kung fu, is demanding an apology from an Internet user who said its monks had once been beaten in unarmed combat by a Japanese ninja, Chinese media reported on Friday.

Shaolin Temple, in the northern province of Henan, became famous in the West as the training ground for Kwai Chang "Grasshopper" Caine in the 1970s "Kung Fu" TV series.

Ninjas -- professional assassins trained in martial arts -- date back to mediaeval Japan.

"The so-called defeat is purely fabricated, and we demand the Internet user to apologise to the whole nation for the wrongs he or she did," the Beijing News said, citing a notice announced by a lawyer for the Shaolin monks.

Relations between Chinese and Japanese are sensitive at the best of times, with emotions still running high over Japan's invasion and occupation of parts of China in the first half of the 20th Century.

The Internet user, calling themselves "Five Minutes Every Day", said on an online forum last week that a Japanese ninja came to Shaolin, asked for a fight and many monks failed to beat him, the newspaper said.

"The facts that the monks could not defeat a Japanese ninja showed that they were named as kung fu masters in vain," the Internet user was quoted as saying in the post.
The Shaolin temple "strongly condemned the horrible deeds" of the user, the newspaper said.

"It is not only extremely irresponsible behaviour with respect to the Shaolin temple and its monks, but also to the whole martial art and Chinese nation," it quoted the monks as saying.

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I know a lot of Wushu guys that are kind of defensive about their art being awesome, but one post by one internet troll gets them this upset? It's a national insult? So they make international news stories that make them look petty and stupid. Plus now everyone is going to see this "Ninja Defeated Shaolin" article. If they just let it go like no one would have heard about it at all.

catch22
8/31/2007 7:19am,
"BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Shaolin Temple, the cradle of Chinese kung fu, is demanding an apology from an Internet user who said its monks had once been beaten in unarmed combat by a Japanese ninja, Chinese media reported on Friday......"

http://www.reuters.com/article/internetNews/idUSPEK26932820070831?rpc=92

socratic
8/31/2007 7:22am,
Don't mess with History when dealing with Communists.

Also, ninjas.

Lampa
8/31/2007 7:26am,
I guess they finally learned that the internet is serious fucking business.

One anonymous kid continuing an already ridiculous debate using questionable history down, a mere 7 million to go.

Scott Larson
8/31/2007 7:31am,
This news story was brought to you by Communism, ruining the Shaolin temple since 1966.

catch22
8/31/2007 7:32am,
I found the story on Fark,

the some of the comments posted might raise a smile

Teh El Macho
8/31/2007 7:43am,
I saw it on CNN, didn't even bother to read it. When an entire org scrambles to demand an apology for some pseudo-history **** lesson written on the internet, that org doesn't deserve any respect IMO.

Soju_King
8/31/2007 7:48am,
i like poking fun at them sometimes too.......some of them think that people are supposed to praise them and honor them like alot of thier nut-riders do

i tell them they are amusing for mimicking the movements of crickettes an mantis to make up a fighting style

Aikicat
8/31/2007 9:14am,
citing a notice announced by a lawyer for the Shaolin monks.

What's bigger news to me than the story is the fact that Shaolin monks have fucking lawyers!!

ChickenBeakFist
8/31/2007 9:18am,
I guess they finally learned that the internet is serious fucking business.

One anonymous kid continuing an already ridiculous debate using questionable history down, a mere 7 million to go.

Agreed. This is the kind of story a "The Internet is Serious Business" thread enthusiast dreams for. The debate may have had some merit say, 600 years ago. It's 2007 and this is all a bit embarrassing

Virus
8/31/2007 9:51am,
Thought this must have been one of my parody articles.

Babachewy
8/31/2007 10:05am,
I found the story on Fark,

the some of the comments posted might raise a smileI especially enjoyed hearing about how RRREEEAAALLL martial artists could shred MMA fighters, but wouldn't because they are too spiritual.

Also someone thinks kneeing the face stops double leg shoots one hundred percent of the time and also thinks this isn't allowed in the UFC for some reason.

The thread is full of comedy, but also some interesting information on how Shaolin Temple is full of chain-smoking fakes capitalizing on the popular (in China, anyways) Jet Li movie Shaolin Temple.

Link: http://forums.fark.com/cgi/fark/comments.pl?IDLink=3038669

blindfury
8/31/2007 10:22am,
Maybe a ninja

check this story out


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China kung fu monks seek apology for ninja affront

Fri Aug 31, 1:34 AM ET


China's Shaolin Temple, the cradle of Chinese kung fu, is demanding an apology from an Internet user who said its monks had once been beaten in unarmed combat by a Japanese ninja, Chinese media reported on Friday.
Shaolin Temple, in the northern province of Henan, became famous in the West as the training ground for Kwai Chang "Grasshopper" Caine in the 1970s "Kung Fu" TV series.
Ninjas -- professional assassins trained in martial arts -- date back to mediaeval Japan.
"The so-called defeat is purely fabricated, and we demand the Internet user to apologise to the whole nation for the wrongs he or she did," the Beijing News said, citing a notice announced by a lawyer for the Shaolin monks.
Relations between Chinese and Japanese are sensitive at the best of times, with emotions still running high over Japan's invasion and occupation of parts of China in the first half of the 20th Century.
The Internet user, calling themselves "Five Minutes Every Day", said on an online forum last week that a Japanese ninja came to Shaolin, asked for a fight and many monks failed to beat him, the newspaper said.
"The facts that the monks could not defeat a Japanese ninja showed that they were named as kung fu masters in vain," the Internet user was quoted as saying in the post.
The Shaolin temple "strongly condemned the horrible deeds" of the user, the newspaper said.
"It is not only extremely irresponsible behaviour with respect to the Shaolin temple and its monks, but also to the whole martial art and Chinese nation," it quoted the monks as saying.







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MrGalt
8/31/2007 10:51am,
Fri Aug 31, 1:34 AM ET



BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Shaolin Temple, the cradle of Chinese kung fu, is demanding an apology from an Internet user who said its monks had once been beaten in unarmed combat by a Japanese ninja, Chinese media reported on Friday.

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Shaolin Temple, in the northern province of Henan, became famous in the West as the training ground for Kwai Chang "Grasshopper" Caine in the 1970s "Kung Fu" TV series.

Ninjas -- professional assassins trained in martial arts -- date back to mediaeval Japan.

"The so-called defeat is purely fabricated, and we demand the Internet user to apologise to the whole nation for the wrongs he or she did," the Beijing News said, citing a notice announced by a lawyer for the Shaolin monks.

Relations between Chinese and Japanese are sensitive at the best of times, with emotions still running high over Japan's invasion and occupation of parts of China in the first half of the 20th Century.

The Internet user, calling themselves "Five Minutes Every Day", said on an online forum last week that a Japanese ninja came to Shaolin, asked for a fight and many monks failed to beat him, the newspaper said.

"The facts that the monks could not defeat a Japanese ninja showed that they were named as kung fu masters in vain," the Internet user was quoted as saying in the post.

The Shaolin temple "strongly condemned the horrible deeds" of the user, the newspaper said.

"It is not only extremely irresponsible behaviour with respect to the Shaolin temple and its monks, but also to the whole martial art and Chinese nation," it quoted the monks as saying.
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This begs further investigation, and I'm somewhat surprised not to see it on the front page. Does anyone know the forum or user in question?

Teh El Macho
8/31/2007 10:51am,
The Chinese have a fucking kazillion problems regarding pollution, child slavery, tainted food products, subpar safety in their industries, corruption from top to bottom, HIV, gender-specific abortions, unsanitary conditions everywhere leading it to be a fucking breeding ground for uber bird flus.

And the monks complain the other guy was irresponsible? Irresponsible? What the **** ever. These people need a backhoe to pull the sand out of their vaginas and get their fucking priorities straight.

A fucking Chicxulub-sized meteor could be falling right over their heads and they would still be complaining about someone "irresponsibly" insulting their little cultural niche.

What a bunch of tools these monks are.

Bluto Blutarsky
8/31/2007 10:53am,
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070831/od_uk_nm/oukoe_uk_china_ninja


China kung fu monks seek apology for ninja affront Fri Aug 31, 1:34 AM ET



China's Shaolin Temple, the cradle of Chinese kung fu, is demanding an apology from an Internet user who said its monks had once been beaten in unarmed combat by a Japanese ninja, Chinese media reported on Friday.

Shaolin Temple, in the northern province of Henan, became famous in the West as the training ground for Kwai Chang "Grasshopper" Caine in the 1970s "Kung Fu" TV series.

Ninjas -- professional assassins trained in martial arts -- date back to mediaeval Japan.

"The so-called defeat is purely fabricated, and we demand the Internet user to apologise to the whole nation for the wrongs he or she did," the Beijing News said, citing a notice announced by a lawyer for the Shaolin monks.

Relations between Chinese and Japanese are sensitive at the best of times, with emotions still running high over Japan's invasion and occupation of parts of China in the first half of the 20th Century.

The Internet user, calling themselves "Five Minutes Every Day", said on an online forum last week that a Japanese ninja came to Shaolin, asked for a fight and many monks failed to beat him, the newspaper said.

"The facts that the monks could not defeat a Japanese ninja showed that they were named as kung fu masters in vain," the Internet user was quoted as saying in the post.

The Shaolin temple "strongly condemned the horrible deeds" of the user, the newspaper said.

"It is not only extremely irresponsible behaviour with respect to the Shaolin temple and its monks, but also to the whole martial art and Chinese nation," it quoted the monks as saying.