Bamboo Kuning

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Fraser Johnston

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Nov 19, 2004, 10:53:18 PM11/19/04
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Alain,

Good to talk to you on Friday. I am keen to see if Yellow Bamboo is
effective as a martial art. Alvin has shown video of Yellow Bamboo knocking
people down without touching them. I am keen to see if this can be done in
reality. If you are interested in doing a no touch knockout on me the same
as I have seen on video I would love to meet up to do it. Alvin has sent
you the details on how this protocol would work.

To reiterate:-
I would start 20 metres away from you.
I would attempt to knock you down.

If you knock me down before I touch you I can imagine the whole martial-arts
community would be interested in learning Yellow Bamboo. I would like to
video this event for my records. I would me more than happy to furnish you
with a copy of any tape that is made.

If you are keen to go ahead with this give me a call on 041 717 9741. If
this is not suitable and you have other requirements let me know.


Thanks

Fraser Johnston


ordosclan

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Nov 20, 2004, 4:38:08 PM11/20/04
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"Fraser Johnston" <fra...@jcis.com.au> wrote in message news:<307tdmF...@uni-berlin.de>...

There are other methods of inner power in indonesia. People in a few
weeks breaking stacks of tempered steel files, taking blows to the
body. Its not all about "knocking people over". This is just one
"method" a village art if you will. Reiki, yellow bamboo, its all
pretty low grade stuff. The true art is sacred and not taught to the
lowly. Perhaps you have another definition of austere that most
people have. Since when has the MA world been inspired and driven by
pragmatics? If you were to ommit things in the so called martial arts
due to ineffectiveness, or superfulousness, you'd essentially have
boxing and wrestling.

ordo...@mail.hongkong.com

GreenDistantStar

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Nov 20, 2004, 7:37:54 PM11/20/04
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"ordosclan" <ordo...@mail.hongkong.com> wrote in message
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> There are other methods of inner power in indonesia.

Other methods that are as dopey as this?

People in a few
> weeks breaking stacks of tempered steel files,taking blows to the
> body.

But not due to Chi or anything metaphysical.

Its not all about "knocking people over".

It's not at all about "knocking people over" as far as I can tell.

This is just one
> "method" a village art if you will.

Well its practitioners seem to have made a silly claim. They've been called
on it and have now gone into reverse.

Reiki, yellow bamboo, its all
> pretty low grade stuff.

Reiki is complete and utter bullshit. YB's claim of no-touch KO is bullshit.

The true art is sacred and not taught to the
> lowly.

Which 'true art' is this, Ordo? TheYB people don't think they're 'lowly'.

Perhaps you have another definition of austere that most
> people have. Since when has the MA world been inspired and driven by
> pragmatics? If you were to ommit things in the so called martial arts
> due to ineffectiveness, or superfulousness, you'd essentially have
> boxing and wrestling.

I suppose because striking and grappling seem to work in a way that can be
easily proved.

Asian mystical martial arts might *claim* they can do amazing,
physics-defying acts, but when all's said and done, none of them can prove
squat.

Believing otherwise would seem to suggest a need to believe in things that
can't be explained.

That's a cargo-cult world view that in 2004 seems quite laughable, really.

GDS


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