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.