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Oh, how messed up kungfu-kids..

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Tsal, Jul 20, 2003.

  1. Tsal


    Jan 28, 2000
    Finland, EU
    Naw, this is not about encountered violence.

    But here I am, coming almost straight from the bar (I went nudie swimming with my friends after that, dove into semi-unknown waters and got nasty cuts and bruises on my right leg, be careful where you go dipping kids!) where I met this rather weird couple.

    Ok so we chatted a bit, and my friend happened to ask why she was drinking non-alcoholic drink. He then explained that she was on a "40-day special training period" in her sport and she wasn't allowed to consume anything carbonated nor anything with coffee, black tea or alcohol - and no sex for her either. Now I understand that some diets can be like that, although I have no idea why sex or carbonated drinks are forbidden, but here's where it gets weird: her boyfriend actually told me that one of his friends had drunk some coke during the period, and had got really sick. And that he had heard of a guy who had had sex during the period and later urinated blood. And of a third guy who had apparently done something against these regulations and become so ill that he had to fly all the way to Asia to their grandmaster to be cured.

    Now I think he said something about Han Moo Do and Wing Tsun when I asked what sport was in question, but later he specified that it was "also known as 'monkey style' kungfu" - and they were both in their twenties and looked pretty normal people to me. I have might heard the names wrong though.

    So, anyone heard about this weirdness before? Personally, I believe it's a load of BS, but I'm interested to know if anyone of you TB martial arts guys (yes I know you're out there) have heard about anything like this. I personally have done little karate and couple years of western kickboxing, so I wouldn't know.
  2. So you went skinny dipping with another guy?

    Edit-not that there is anything wrong with that
  3. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    there are monkey style kung fu forms, but they have nothing whatsoever to do with wing chung.

    i've never heard of han moo do. however, many martial artists, and especially chinese arts practicioners, believe that sexual contact depletes "jing" or "essential circular energy", an important component/compliment to chi, believed necessary for the perpetuation of clear chi channels in the body, among other things, iirc. as such, some hardcore practitioners advocate celibacy.


    Jun 1, 2003
    Orlando, FL
    :eek: the wookie has a brain afterall...

  5. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    oh, and by the way, i've seen demonstrations of jing and chi in action by very experienced martial artists (by yang jwing-ming and doc fai-wong, no less :eek: ), and i certainly believe that these semi-metaphysical definitions offer very palpable and viable explanations of what is going on.

    in fact, i was honored to have a few personal lessons in 5 animals from doc fai-wong about 11 years ago or so where the topic of jing was discussed heavily, especially in regards to snake and crane style arts. man, i wish i kept that stuff up.
  6. Killdar


    Dec 16, 2002
    Portland Maine
    Is there anything that JT HASN'T done?
  7. Mike Money

    Mike Money In Memoriam

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    JT has, in fact, never had sex with a beaver.
  8. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    THAT my friend, is where you are very, very wrong
  9. Tsal


    Jan 28, 2000
    Finland, EU
    Well actually there was a girl.. and my drummer.. and three guys from his other band.. and half a dozen other guys..

    Ok damn, now it sounds even weirder :D

    JT, Han Moo Do is a Korean art which is somewhat known around here. Sort of a mix of Taekwondo kicks and Judo wrestling I believe but I don't think there's much contact.
  10. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    you shoulda just stopped there, and it would have been all good
  11. Tsal


    Jan 28, 2000
    Finland, EU
    Bah, Americans, all homophobic *mutter mutter* :meh:

    Here in Finland, we are all a bunch of crazy Finns and a bit of public nudity even with the same sex ain't that big deal to us. Ok?

    Besides going dipping with boys is a rather good choice - if the water is cold, you definitely don't want any girls around who don't know how cold water affects "it's" size :eek:
  12. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    i am not homophobic at all, i have many gay friends

    its just i would rather be with a naked female than male
  13. Tsal


    Jan 28, 2000
    Finland, EU
    Right.. no wait! Why in earth would you rather go dipping with ladies than blokes? I mean, skinny dipping is all about fun and good company - and sometimes about being wasted, not knowing any better although you should and diving into rocks but anyways - if you want to watch titties you can go to playboy.com :meh:

    Edit: although I understand it if you hang around with your gay friends and don't want to go splashing naked with them ;)
  14. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    When I was living in China my closest Chinese friend had trained at Xiao Lin (known in other countries as "The Shaolin Temple") when he was younger. He said they weren't allowed to do...well pretty much anything fun or enjoyable and they were worked like dogs from the time they awoke to the time they went to sleep and the training is very rough and tumble...especially for little kids. He ended up running away from there after a while. I think most Chinese gong fu programs that have you training at the traditional temples are going to call for things like that. Not sure how good he got at his art before he left.

    The city I was living in was near another sorta famous temple and occassionally I'd meet Americans who were there training at the temple and had come into town to get supplies or to visit a restaurant or something. One such couple of guys I happened to meet in a coffee shop and they were drinking coffee. Could be that they just weren't at "that stage" in their training. Who knows. Ahhh screw it...I'm not helpful.

    I don't really believe in all the Chi stuff. I feel like I've seen some really tip top practicioners do some of their best stuff and there was nothing that I think couldn't be pulled off with a lot of training and some help from the laws of physics. That's just me. I've always been a skeptic.

    brad cook

  15. SAUNA PARTY!!! My Girlfriend's family is Finnish and we were out there visiting them a few years back (Jyvasklya and Forsaa). The Sauna parties were my favorite part. Nothing like jumping into a ice cold lake in the middle of March after 15 minutes in a 220 degree sauna. Sure, it's a bunch of naked dudes, but if you just remember to keep eye contact, it's not so bad.

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