My chi protects me!

No it doesn’t… At least not around 3min.30 in this clip.

I saw this on Jake’s blog and wanted to pass it along here because  it’s a good example of deluding yourself, big time.  Now I know how you do this trick with a (less than razor sharp) weapon and it looked to me like he was doing it that way. But a well sharpened blade still cuts into you if you snap it down. If it’s true that this guy did it before, then he probably managed to convince himself his “chi” (or whatever) protects him from a sharpened sword.

In a way, it ties into the “MMA sucks, traditional arts suck more” post I did a few days ago: Whatever you end up convincing yourself of, that’s what you’ll think is true.  You may truly believe your MMA or TMA is the best system ever but that doesn’t mean you’re right. A lot of that debate seems to be done with arguments people deluded themselves into believing. At least, that’s how it seems to me if I look at some of the idiotic lines of thoughts by both sides.

For the record, I’m not claiming any intellectual superiority here; the joke would definitely be on me if I did. Just pointing out what I’m seeing.  Speaking of which, I’ll do a second part on that whole argument because, from the mail I’ve received, some people seem to think I hate MMA. Not at all. So in the second part, I’ll rip into TMAs a bit. Just to be fair. :-)

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UPDATE: Here’s part 2 of this post on chi tricks.

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Comments

  1. hahaha,

    this was funny indeed! He could have gotten away with it if he had layed his arm in ice for 15 minutes before this demo, no one would have seen blood.

    putting hands/fingers etc. in ice and then putting these over a fire ‘without burning your hands’ , is one trick in this category.

    Or put salt on ice before smashing these ice blocks, and holding a time robbing ritual before the first attempt (that is to let the salt weaken the ice), one trick too.

    I had a good laugh about this :-)

  2. hahaha,

    this was funny indeed! He could have gotten away with it if he had layed his arm in ice for 15 minutes before this demo, no one would have seen blood.

    putting hands/fingers etc. in ice and then putting these over a fire ‘without burning your hands’ , is one trick in this category.

    Or put salt on ice before smashing these ice blocks, and holding a time robbing ritual before the first attempt (that is to let the salt weaken the ice), one trick too.

    I had a good laugh about this :-)

    • It’s just silly Bert. I watch this kind of stuff and just shake my head. I thought the whole point was to make the other guy bleed. I probably missed some memo or someting…

  3. You get mail?

    ;)

  4. You get mail?

    ;)

    • @ Bob: And then some. I used to reply to the hate mail I had. A couple of times, people apologized to me afterwards, that they were out of line. Others just get their rant on and hit the send button again. :-)
      I don’t reply anymore though, I don’t have the time anymore. However… I keep all the hate mail I send. I have a special folder to keep it in and when I need a laugh, I read through it. You can’t believe some of the stuff I’ve received over the years. Hilarious!

  5. Maybe he should have checked to make sure his chi wasn’t having a siesta before he started hacking himself with sharp and pointies… :)

  6. Maybe he should have checked to make sure his chi wasn’t having a siesta before he started hacking himself with sharp and pointies… :)

  7. Hmmm… At least he can take small trees… so the point of this was to prove he was invincible? I did a post on the death touch… these types always seem to delude themselves.

  8. Hmmm… At least he can take small trees… so the point of this was to prove he was invincible? I did a post on the death touch… these types always seem to delude themselves.

    • @John: Small trees can be dangerous. You never know when they jump up and attack. Better to chop them down pre-emptively. :-)

  9. Jake is a good guy (so are you, I presume) but his commentary is way off-base here. I think this is a great demonstration. No joke.

  10. Jake is a good guy (so are you, I presume) but his commentary is way off-base here. I think this is a great demonstration. No joke.

    • No worries Chris. I don’t really know Jake so I can’t comment. As for the demo, let’s agree to disagree then. No prob.

  11. Let’s be happy for him he didn’t choose a gun to play his tricks :o

    So you’re telling me this is not real too http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LooUOSRTQFU ..damn, you’re just breaking my bubble man :o

    Dave

  12. Let’s be happy for him he didn’t choose a gun to play his tricks :o

    So you’re telling me this is not real too http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LooUOSRTQFU ..damn, you’re just breaking my bubble man :o

    Dave

    • @Dave: I don’t know why people do these empty force things but it looks like a dead end road to me. The last guy who claimed he had those skills refused to demonstrate on me when I asked him to. Oh well, to each his own.

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