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Posted: 12/10/2003 9:08:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/10/2003 9:11:45 PM EDT by SteyrAUG]
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 9:12:31 PM EDT
I like Tang.
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 9:15:45 PM EDT
[LOLabove] How very insightful raven
Link Posted: 12/11/2003 8:05:08 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/11/2003 8:14:01 AM EDT
Originally Posted By raven: I like Tang.
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Prune flavored is my favorite. I like a little Prune Tang every morning.
Link Posted: 12/11/2003 8:19:22 AM EDT
They're Kung Fu was very strong. Great story...thanks!
Link Posted: 12/11/2003 8:32:58 AM EDT
Wu-Tang, baby. Shaolin shadowboxing.
Link Posted: 12/11/2003 12:44:45 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/11/2003 12:58:15 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
Originally Posted By MountainMan8: Wu-Tang, baby. Shaolin shadowboxing.
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Actually Wu Dan (aka Wu Tang) has very little to do with Shaolin boxing methods. The Shaolin perfected the external styles such as Long Fist, 5 Animal and many Chi Gung methods. The Wu Dan Temple perfected the internal styles which became TaiJi (aka Tai Chi - Chen Version), Hsing-I and BaGua (aka Pa Kua).
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Uh, thanks. You do know the Wu-Tang Clan is a musical group, don't you? Also, since you seem knowledgeble on the subject, I have an obscure story maybe you could identify for me. To make a long story short, a young, up-and-coming guy challenges an older(70s) monk in a public place. The older monk had been trying to avoid this confrontation. The old monk finally gets up, and with some sort of TaiJi move, hits him with his finger and paralyzes him for life. I forgot what they called the particular attack move. Does this ring a bell? I might have seen this on the History Channel. Is that stuff real? I know their training methods were crazy, like sparring on top of posts where there were spikes on the ground, etc. Anyway, just some questions maybe you could answer.
Link Posted: 12/11/2003 1:44:32 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/11/2003 2:39:35 PM EDT
I like Kung Pao.
Link Posted: 12/11/2003 7:45:37 PM EDT
Another interesting little tidbit of Shaolin lore, is that when the "old" head monk died or could no longer hold the position, the "New" head monk would perform one final act to show that he had attained a high enough skill level and was in harmony with his chi. In the great prayer hall(don't know the name) he would stomp his heal-print into the stone floor. It is said that the heal-prints of all of the former head monks are still visible there. I'd love to see that someday. Tall Shadow
Link Posted: 12/11/2003 9:59:08 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/11/2003 10:21:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/11/2003 10:23:17 PM EDT by raven]
You want to hear another story? When I was in college about 19-20 I took kung fu classes from a guy my friend had been learning from for about 4-5 years. It was Shaolin kung fu, and the teacher, Sifu Hassan, was the son of Egyptian diplomats who sent him to the Shaolin temple to be trained as a monk. After about a decade in the monastary, he moved to Alaska and started a school. It was all praying mantis, tiger monkey forms and all that. But mostly, intense calesthenics and acrobatics. The advanced students were incredibly strong, and could do all these backflips, cartwheels, flying jumps and shit. It was pretty impressive. I got strong as hell from just a semester, I could do a hundred pushups, twenty pull-ups, I was in the best shape of my life.At the end of class, Sifu Hassan would give little lectures on Zen and Taoism. But then something happened. Sifu Hassan apparently lost his temper one night and beat up his wife and threatened her with a shotgun. He was arrested, and it turned out Sifu (a black guy) was a guy named Frank and he was from the Bronx. He had strung his school along for years with his lie. I was only in for like a semester, but all these people looked up to and admired him like he was an enlightened sage. He works at Habitat, a kitchen utensils shop in the mall, now.
Link Posted: 12/11/2003 10:24:30 PM EDT
Why didn't they just get on their cell phones to call in hookers and air support?
Link Posted: 12/12/2003 12:28:49 AM EDT
Only gay guys kiddnap princes.
Link Posted: 12/12/2003 12:45:05 AM EDT
Steyr has the best bed time stories! The last one was awesome too.
Link Posted: 12/12/2003 3:37:59 AM EDT
How many bedtime stories has Steyr told? I can only remember one other one a few months back, with a guy out in the woods shooting soldiers with his bow.
Link Posted: 12/12/2003 10:04:15 AM EDT
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