posted on Apr, 15 2020 @ 05:38 AM
a reply to: ignorant_ape
Great idea for a continuing thread from the discussions about the fakeness on the other thread.
These kinds of fake masters give many martials arts a bad name and its good that people call them out on there "skills" and "magic" and ask that they
be put to the test.
The majority of martial arts are good for exercise, mental as well as physical, some are better for combat, some are better for understanding things
like balance, but none teach you how to knock someone out from 20 ft away that isn't fake or make a magical energy ball that you can fire at
The idea of things like Qi and Ki I believe are to help visualise and centre the mind when practicing a form or movement. This has been twisted in to
some kind of belief system.
The master and student relationship becomes broken, with the student almost falling over on command and the master believing he has accomplished a
great feat, or worse knows his misusing the trust of his students. If it hurts or takes you off balance then breakfall (ukemi), if it doesn't hurt
don't just breakfall because you see other people falling over or breakfalling.
There's a example of this shown in many phycological tests or even TV shows based around human behaviour.
Take a room full of actors and one person who is unaware, the actors know a certain "thing" to do or maybe all answer a question wrong, the
unsuspecting person will usually follow the masses. A similar thing happens in the dojo or class.
ETA. Forgot to say thanks for posting the video.
edit on 15-4-2020 by Kurokage because: (no reason given)