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A Shaolin Kung-Fu master uses AN electric drill on his skull, tries to pierce himself with iron spears, and cuts his throat with a steel blade, all in the stunning footage obtained by RT. In the video, Zhao Rui performs a series of incredible stunts, intending to demonstrate how he had trained his body over the years of practicing martial arts. The 24-year-old is known as a celebrity in his hometown Mianzhu, southwest China.
originally posted by: EnigmaAgent
Good theory on that drill bit, you're probably right.
a reply to: eisegesis
originally posted by: Elementalist
I've seen this too sometime ago, he had MANY different demonstration other then this drill.
He talks as they all do, the internal chi energy, being drawn to specific biophysical locations within the body, creating a energetic shield/resistance so to speak.
Keep in mind reader; these are humans who were devoted a lifetime to internal arts and physical mastery.
That will and practice comes from within the body, where the internal energies reside until worked with.
originally posted by: Qumulys
Also, it's in reverse.
Look at 21 seconds. You will note his index finger touches the spinning barrel, to feel the drills direction (just in case).
originally posted by: ArnoldNonymous
Notice how you never saw on camera the bit ever touching his head. Tricky camera angles and lots of yelling was enough of a distraction. They showed the "aftermath" of the drill and it barely touched him.
With regards to all the other things he did, while I'm sure it's painful and takes a lot of mental strength to get through it, traveling circus folk have people doing similar things and I'll bet their kung-fu isn't up to par either.
For the final debunk I have, if he were so powerful and able to do so many things that we could not imagine going through, why are these supermonks not doing anything more than impressing a crowd of people and posting videos of "look what I can do!"
I was under the impression that the whole idea of becoming a monk was to reach such a high spiritual point and then help the world and guide others to do the same.