Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Shenanigans! Lu Ling Sao

This video, on first blush, looks pretty amazing, huh?



It does... until you understand it's just a yet another variation on something thoroughly debunked over a generation ago.  This video is longer but well worth your time to watch:



Look, what we do as martial artists is pretty awesome in itself.  It doesn't require magic powers.  Lu Ling Sao is a con. I'm calling Shenanigans.

Is this his brown belt test?
I have no idea if Soke Bruce Calkins is a good martial artist or not.  He may be awesome.  Let's say that he IS awesome.  If so, he doesn't need this parlor trick nonsense, so I hope he comes to his senses and drops it, because it makes the rest of us look silly.

IF YOU'RE USING MAGIC TRICKS AND SLIGHT OF HAND TO PROVE MARTIAL ARTS PROWESS, YOU'RE FULL OF SHENANIGANS.

 Cut it out, seriously.