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Danjo

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In the latest issue of Black Belt Magazine, there is an article where Steve Demasco (Of USSD fame) and his cohort Charlie Mattera (Also of USSD) will be getting together with Aikido movie star Steven Seagal and the Shaolin Abbot to determine who will be the next Shaolin monk in a reality show.

The contestants will compete doing various animal forms and then they will be voted on to see who will represent the Shaolin temple to the world.

If anyone had any lingering doubts about the modern Shaolin monks being government stooges and phonies, they should be laid to rest now.

Come on guys! Who wants to be the next Shaolin Monk?
 

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Hehe...well, when the Shaolin grandmaster awarded Mattera and DeMasco "grandmaster" status...let's just say that my opinion of the Shaolin monks dropped (it wasn't very high to begin with...)!

That's what's wrong with America - REALITY SHOWS! :whip:
 

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Someone ought to wrtie to David Carradine and urge him to apply for a spot on the show.
 

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The really bad news of all this is, if the show makes it to play, those jackholes will have gained in notoriety and "authority" in the public eye ("they must be the bomb...they're on TV with a Shaolin abbot!"), while continuing to offer nothing to the arts but commercialistic, greed-based crap.

Unhappy about the entire development, and ashamed to be a martial artist for the first time in my life because I'll be lumped together with the likes of these bozo's when the show airs,

Dave
 
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At least we know that Steven Seagal will be there to assist with the choice. :)
 

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Danjo said:
At least we know that Steven Seagal will be there to assist with the choice. :)
Interesting that they would have an Italian who was trained in Japanese Martial Arts to be one of the judges for a monk of a Chinese based religion.
 

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MA-Caver said:
Interesting that they would have an Italian who was trained in Japanese Martial Arts to be one of the judges for a monk of a Chinese based religion.

An Italian, Aikido master, Shinto priest.... Carradine would not approve
 

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I've never been a Shaolin Monk before...should I try? :rofl:
 

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Carol Kaur said:
I've never been a Shaolin Monk before...should I try? :rofl:

It is my considered opinion, that with a little bit of training and subservience to the Great Grand Master Stevie Segal, that you might be able to apply for the position of Shaolin Monkee... :whip:
 

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Subservience! For a Kenpo-ka! Oh the horror! :eek:

I'd consider the occasional subservience if I as getting a good husband out of the deal. I don't think monkhood is worth it. :lol2:
 

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Great! As if Kenpo wasn't getting a bad enouh rep with all of the McDojo's out there. Now these twits come along, pretend they are really from Shaolin, and will appoint the next Great Grand Poobah Kamehameha 28th Dynasty Warroir Monk. Can't wait. Bullshido will have a field day with this.

All Martial Arts have died a little bit from this.
 
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Xue Sheng said:
...Carradine would not approve

No and isn't it ironic that he may have been a more authentic representation of Shaolin than those clowns there now!
 

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Danjo said:
No and isn't it ironic that he may have been a more authentic representation of Shaolin than those clowns there now!

And Carridine is a tool at that!
 

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This whole thing is just terrible, thanks tv for once again making Martial Arts look like a joke. The XMA thing was bad, but this looks to be even worse.
 

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