Ancient Training Manuscripts from the Shaolin Temple Translated to English

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Shaolin Secrets, a website dedicated to spreading the Shaolin Arts around the world, has released the Secrets of the Shaolin Temple, the Ten Volumes containing the written recorded history and training techniques from the legendary Shaolin Temple of China.

To learn the complete story as to how this was possible, go to http://www.shaolinsecrets.com.
 

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OK, Sensei Bill, riddle me this: these documents are so special and sacred that they have been kept secret for the past1500 years, according to the website you give? So that no genuine, authoritative MA archival historians were aware of their existence, let along their content? And all of a sudden, anyone who can throw a couple of hundred bucks together can get their hands on this mysterious carefully concealed treasure? Wow, someone really changed their minds majorly, eh? :rolleyes:

I'd be very interested in hearing you explain to naive readers how they can be sure that these documents didn't originate within the last eighteen months or so on someone's laptop... you know, just to convince them that this too-good-to-be true offer isn't what it very much looks like. :wink1:
 

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Just a thought...can you be a Shaolin Monkess?
 

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Funny thing... male monks, female nuns... but the female analogue of Shaolin monks isn't Shaolin nuns, is it? Doesn't sound right to me... wonder why that is...
 

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I'll pay but I'm not shaving my head for anyone! I don't want to be a nun rhymes with none and I like to indulge myself too much ....lmao!
 

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Funny thing... male monks, female nuns... but the female analogue of Shaolin monks isn't Shaolin nuns, is it? Doesn't sound right to me... wonder why that is...
'Cause Catholic nuns are scary enough all on their lonesome, with just ruler-fu!
 

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Funny thing... male monks, female nuns... but the female analogue of Shaolin monks isn't Shaolin nuns, is it? Doesn't sound right to me... wonder why that is...

They're actually called nunjas. You don't see them very often, because they're sneaky like that.
 

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That style of sales website always makes me question things. Basically a late night infomercial on the net.
 

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Why the Monks of the Shaolin Temple Arent Just a Bunch of Guys Flying Around in Their Pajamas


I love that bit :lol: Obviously this is serious, scholarly work!
 

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well, just for the sake of argument, let us suspend our disbelief for just a moment (I know, it's tough, but just bear with me for a moment).

What if these are legitimate documents? To the vast majority of people, they would be worthless anyway. Martial arts training manuals have existed in China for a long time. In the early days they included drawings and short descriptions, and as technology developed they included photos. But you aren't going to learn any "secrets" from them. They were sort of cliff notes for something you already know and train. You cannot learn from them if you haven't already trained the material. They were not that "in-depth". They were rough outlines of the material, and nothing more.

You can go to Borders right now, go to the martial arts section, and there are at least a couple of reprints of old manuals on the shelves that you could pick up today. Sun Lu Tang's manual on Xing-I is in reprint. In fact, there is a book about Chinese training manuals. But unless you train in Xing-I, Sun Lu Tang's book won't do you much good, other than as an interesting historical document. You won't learn any secrets from it. And even if you do train Xing-i, you are much better off learning from your instructor, than from Sun's book.

So even if these are legitimate documents, they don't mean much today. They might be interesting for the sake of history, but I for one won't pay that kind of money for them. For that, I'm better off without them. If they were offered for a reasonable price like a legitimate book, and I didn't feel Chuck Mattera was just looking for a quick way to get wealthy off a pre-pubescent shaolin fantasy and the general public's ignorance of the topic, I might consider them. But not at this price, and not with this kind of marketing. It's a shame.
 

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You know if they are going to try to scam people they could have at least made the site not scream scam. What a joke ....the big red letters are so convincing...who could possibly look at this site and buy into this. What's next... video Shaolin Monk certification. "Send us a video of yourself and after review we will certify you monkness!"
 

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The more i here this the guy from Kenpo getting a original set of training manuals from the abbot sounds like crap. Let's get back tot he sales pitch though yes you can have these great books that look like they were made for some great Shaolin Masters of Old for only 199.95 but you are alread way to late for tat price why don't you just send me 500 usd dallors an you will get the first volume an second volume an we will even throw in a leaflet about the third volume, act quickly cause supplies are limited. Que the porn music now! shhkasshhka wahwah
:whip1: :popcorn: :lol: :drinkbeer
 
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