The Dangers of Magical Thinking in the Martial Arts
Again, while I am busy at my other blog, here is a Reblog.
Keep your defenses up…be a Perpetual Skeptic
I’m Jeff Westfall for the Martial Brain
Recently on Facebook I saw a video of a Finnish martial artist named Jukka Lampila who called what he did Empty Force or EFO, and claimed that with it he could control an attacker without touching him. His Facebook page proclaims him the founder of EFO. The video begins with clips of Lampila fending off ‘attacks’ from his students. He waves his arms; sometimes he twitches, and in each case the ‘attacker’ seems to be magically thrown to the mat without ever being touched by…
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