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2 finger press to HS

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Razz

Impressive!! :o but certainly not worth it imo :)

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Guest Valentin

What do you mean not worth it?

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Razz

6 hours of training and 6 hours of meditation per day or however they said in the video. I personally would much rather spend that time towards achieving other goals.

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Guest Valentin

I think the impressive thing about the whole video was the 2 finger press to HS. I get what you mean, but you need to look at it from a relative point of view, and then your statement loses its meaning. Hence why i asked.

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Guest Ido Portal

This is an impressive feat of joint integrity and connective tissue conditioning, but....

Chi, Ki or other mythical energy source is not needed to achieve that, as it has been demonstrated in the circus world in the start of the century where feats like this and even more impressive ones were performed by circus performers.

The reason for disapearance of this kind of feats is the lack of interest in this kind of feats, compared with the time needed to achieve it, just like other traditional circus skills that has disapeared in favor of a more modern aproach to circus.

May the force be with you, (Or Chi)

Ido.

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Joshua Naterman
6 hours of training and 6 hours of meditation per day or however they said in the video. I personally would much rather spend that time towards achieving other goals.

When I was younger I used to wish that was my life. I still think it is a really good way to live. :) Simple is nice.

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Razz

Its not that I wouldn't want that training or live that way, it's that I dont wanna train that much to learn a 2 finger press to handstand when I could be spending my time learning loooads of other things that all combined are more useful than a 2 finger press handstand. Don't missunderstand me I still find it impressive but to train THAT much to achieve a 2 finger press handstand as one out of two people in the world.... I'd rather train THAT much to achieve a victorian as one out of two people in the world. Hope you get my point here.

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Joshua Naterman

I do :) I just really like the idea of growing my food, stretching, practicing, and meditating. That's all I was saying :)

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Blairbob

Hmm, the ability to do a 2 finger HS would probably a very good ability to strike with the fingers to soft tissues. Coming from an Okinawan karate background where we would train our fingers to do all kinds of pushups to be able to strike with, it does intrigue me. For awhile there, I was training to support and do dips on fingertips but I stopped playing with it a few months ago. Hmm.

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Joshua Naterman

I used to be able to jam my fingertips into a whole watermelon. All of them, spread out, at the same time. I can not do this anymore, I haven't practiced in forever. I just really liked the idea of ripping through flesh with my bare hands. Who needs a sword when you can rip the throat right off the neck?

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Marcelo Lara

Very impressive! I've never seen this before... and it was a press :shock:

Its not that I wouldn't want that training or live that way, it's that I dont wanna train that much to learn a 2 finger press to handstand when I could be spending my time learning loooads of other things that all combined are more useful than a 2 finger press handstand. Don't missunderstand me I still find it impressive but to train THAT much to achieve a 2 finger press handstand as one out of two people in the world.... I'd rather train THAT much to achieve a victorian as one out of two people in the world. Hope you get my point here.

I understand your point. It's very clear and valid. Also, the visions of the shaolin monks is valid too: if they want to spend their entire life into persevere a very ancient tradition, is right. Also, the martial arts in China are a very important thing: in fact, there is no one medic or specialist in the medicine that haven't trained a martial art (is right spelled?). Is quite diferent to te west.

Also, the very ancient Shaolin Monks could kill soldiers with one finger, fight against entire army with only a kun (stick) and to repel arrows only with a stick. :shock:

It's a thing of interest and traditions :)

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Blairbob
Who needs a sword when you can rip the throat right off the neck?

Just like in roughhouse.

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Seiji

Just so you know razz, The Shaolin Monks practice a mandatory 5 hours a day of physical exercise. Which is mostly kung fu. Not on those finger exercises only. Some people choose to practice more, and most do. Monks aren't required to take spiritual vows any more, either.

Just enlightening you guys on this :D

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Marcelo Lara

Since the cultural revolution in China (by Mao Zedong), the Monks doesn't have to take vows. For example, Shi Yan Ming, the Abbot of the USA Shaolin Temple doesn't took the chastity vow, and now he have 2 sons and a wife.

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Blairbob

Hmm, I wonder if they still have to be vegetarian.

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Marcelo Lara
Hmm, I wonder if they still have to be vegetarian.

No, they don't. Long time ago, the shaolin monks saved a prince from soldiers or thieves (I don't remember right now). In apreciation, the King (the father of the prince) gave to the Monks lands and the permition to eat meat and drink alcohol, like wine and beer.

But, in the original Shaolin Temple, in Henan, China, and because the great arrival of turist (and their poor knowledge about the temple), the students, disciples and the Monks are veggies, only by a turistic thing, but it doesn't mean that they can't eat meat

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Seiji

Darn that government corrupting Shaolin. I like the old stories more than the way the temple is now. Have you ever read American Shaolin? It's perfect for this thread.

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Marcelo Lara
Darn that government corrupting Shaolin. I like the old stories more than the way the temple is now. Have you ever read American Shaolin? It's perfect for this thread.

The movie? I've never watched it :shock:

If you like Shaolin, I recommend the Usa shaolin temple (at New York), rather than the temple. It's sad... but true: the government and the money is corrupting Shaolin! :?

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Seiji

I was actually talking about the book, but I had to see the movie anyways just because hahaha

Ain't no cure for the Shaolin Temple blues!

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I've heard the new york temple is very reputable. One of my substitute teachers has a brother that goes there. It was really cool :D

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Marcelo Lara

Yeah, that must be very cool to be in the USA temple!

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Blairbob

I heard the reason they were required to be vegetarian was because they were Buddhist and this was still in state this century.

I've also heard that on the road to the temple is a line of kwoons besides a huge tourist trade.

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Seiji

That's the way it used to be. Not too long ago (in the 90's or maybe 00's) the government demolished all of those buildings. I don't know how it is as of today though. Probably still gone. The closest city is DengFeng and you can't get to either place without taking a taxi. They should seriously build an airport.

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Longshanks

Well I was actually curious if people could do planche on fingertips (all 5) and I suppose that would be fairly easy compared to what this guy did. Is there anyone on this forum who does planches on fingertips? I know the guy in beastskills does L-sit on fingertips.

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Joshua Naterman

I do L-sit on fingertips too, it's not that big of a deal. Planche is certainly possible, Bboy Junior does it forever lol! It's pretty amazing. I've done tuck planche on fingertips before, but not past that.

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