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    Shaolin Electric Drill to the Head

    I was going to post this on the mao's shaolin bodyguard thread, but it's just too precious.

    Chinese parents hire 'Iron Man' kung fu monk to guard child
    A family in the south of China has hired a Shaolin monk to protect their six-year-old daughter on the way to school in the wake of a series of attacks on Chinese kindergartens.

    By Malcolm Moore in Shanghai
    Published: 11:25AM BST 13 May 2010
    Chinese parents hire 'Iron Man' kung fu monk to guard child
    Hu Qiong won notoriety two years ago at the China Martial Arts Stunts competition by holding a fast spinning electric drill to his head Photo: CEN

    Hu Qiong, a 38-year-old monk who began studying kung fu at the Shaolin temple aged eight, was hired by the Liu family to accompany their daughter to and from school each day, according to the Shanghai Daily newspaper.

    After dropping the young girl off at seven o'clock in the morning, Hu will scour the school premises for any sign of danger. In return, he receives a salary of around 1,000 a month.

    In the past month there have been nine attacks involving young children, including five at kindergartens or primary schools. On Wednesday, a man in Shaanxi province stabbed seven children to death and two adults at a village kindergarten, injuring 11 more.

    The spate of violence has triggered panic among Chinese parents and the government has ordered tens of thousands of police to mount extra patrols at schools.

    The monk won notoriety two years ago at the China Martial Arts Stunts competition by holding a fast spinning electric drill to his head and stomach without sustaining any injuries. He also caught a running electric saw with his bare hands, winning him the nickname "Iron Man".

    Mr Liu, who owns two publishing houses in Foshan, a city in Guangdong province, said he had hired the monk to calm his mind after the murders. He explained to local reporters that he and his wife were too busy to see their daughter to school and pick her up.
    I would love to see this qigong demo.


    Monk bodyguard on duty for girl, 6
    English.news.cn 2010-05-13 08:45:04

    BEIJING, May 13 -- A Father in south China has hired a Shaolin kung fu master as a bodyguard to protect his daughter, 6, on her way to and from school following a widespread string of fatal assaults on pupils.

    The father, surnamed Liu, who owns two printing houses in Foshan City of Guangdong Province, said he hired monk Hu Qiong, 38, as he fretted over his only daughter after the spate of mindless and murderous attacks.

    Liu said he and his wife were too busy to see their daughter to school and pick her up each day.

    The job of Hu, a Shaolin monk since the age of 8, is to drive the girl to school at 7:10am daily.

    He then waits at least three minutes at the entry gates to make sure she has gone into the classroom safe and sound while checking out school grounds for potential peril.

    At 5pm, he arrives to pick the girl up and maintains a similar routine.

    The job takes Hu only about an hour every day and brings him a salary of 10,000 yuan (US$1,464) a month, plus a monthly traffic allowance of 1,000 yuan.

    Hu has been formally crowned as an "Iron Man" for his extraordinary martial-art feats.

    He is myriad-skilled and has been known to break a large stone with his head.
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    i want to see him catch the saw.
    For whoso comes amongst many shall one day find that no one man is by so far the mightiest of all.

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    Terrible to hear that some creep is going around stabbing kids and the parents have to resort to hiring a monk. Hopefully he's well trained in case something "goes down". I'd hate to read the next headline if this monk can't defend himself. Although the odds would be against you if you were up against some knife wielding maniac intent on causing harm no matter what training you've had.

    Hope this turns out ok and they catch the loser.

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    And I'm sure all his pay goes directly to the abbott....right?
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    wow, a hammer drill in the temple? he should lie down with his head on a stack of bricks, and have someone else drill his skull. see how well that demo will work out for him.

    maybe he's one of jeffrey dahmer's zombies that survived.

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    L, b, t & l

    Lucas: I'd love to see that saw catching too.

    Brule: there's been a rash of multiple stabbings at schools in China, five according to the report below.
    Nine killed in latest school stabbing
    08:44, May 13, 2010

    At least seven children and two adults were stabbed to death in a village kindergarten on Wednesday morning in Nanzheng of Shaanxi province, the latest case in a series of school attacks across the country, local authorities said.

    The 48-year-old local farmer behind the attack injured another 11 children in the frenzy, an official who did not want to be named told China Daily.

    The attack came after local and central authorities boosted security forces and funds in the past weeks for places vulnerable to such attacks.

    The farmer allegedly attacked almost everyone in the kindergarten, as only about 20 children were in the nursery when the rampage broke out at about 8 am, Xinhua News Agency reported.

    The suspect, Wu Huanming, committed suicide after returning home from the scene, the emergency office of the Shaanxi provincial government said.

    The privately run kindergarten is located in Linchang village of Shengshui township, in Nanzheng county of Hanzhong city, local officials and police confirmed.

    All of the seven children who were killed - two girls and five boys - are under the age of five, local officials said.

    Wu Hongying, the head of the kindergarten, died on the spot while her mother, who helped run the kindergarten, died in hospital on Wednesday afternoon.

    A local resident said that the suspect rented his property to the kindergarten and said "everyone almost knows each other in the small village".

    Police are still investigating the case and the alleged killer's motive.

    Most injured people had been rushed to the No 3201 hospital in Hanzhong

    Officials from the general office of the hospital refused to provide any information, including the number, ages and condition of those injured.

    Li Xiaofei, a police officer from the neighboring Chengguan township police station of the county, said no cops are permanently stationed in Linchang village and the nearest one is 5 to 6 kilometers away.

    In such an underdeveloped village, using extra funds to hire security guards to prevent any violent situation is "almost impossible", Li said.

    Li said the city's public security bureau had issued directives in recent days asking for tightened security forces at and around schools.

    "But we can only focus on the schools with the highest populations because the strength of the police force is just not enough," Li said.

    "Take Chengguan township in central Nanzheng for example, we have only 11 criminal investigation policemen for a population of 110,000. But at least 20 schools are located there."

    As of Wednesday, the death toll from five school attacks in five provinces in the past month had amounted to 17.

    The Ministry of Public Security and the Ministry of Education held an urgent meeting on Wednesday afternoon, urging for more tightened security measures on campus.

    Schools and kindergartens in rural areas or city suburbs, or those run privately, should receive particular attention, a statement from the Ministry of Public Security said.

    Warning of "copycat killings", psychologists said media reports on such violent cases should be handled properly.

    "The violent attacks mostly result from a lack of counseling support for people who feel they are suffering from rising inequality and a widening wealth gap," said Xu Yan, dean of the psychology school of Beijing Normal University.

    "Details about the attacks should be played down in media reports. Focus should be on causes for the attacks and the counter measures needed to address them instead," she said.

    Yang Dongping, an expert on education at the Beijing Institute of Technology, said: "Media reports about these attacks have helped to create a copycat effect.

    "People who are mentally unstable or who nurse hatred toward society then feel that this is a way of exacting revenge, or of making their demands."

    Zhou Yongkang, a Standing Committee member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, said on Wednesday that the country has made much progress since its reform and opening up in 1978, but social conflict has also emerged.

    "China hopes to work with other countries to improve capabilities to ensure social equality, justice and to promote social harmony and stability," Zhou told a visiting Slovakian delegation.
    TaichiMantis: probably none of it goes back to the Abbot. The only people that might tithe to the Abbot are his disciples. If Hu was a disciple of the abbot, he would probably go by his Shaolin name and he would be a Yan generation monk.

    LFJ: Chinese power tools aren't always that powerful. However that's an awesome pic, isn't it?
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    Shiiiiit, you should see my jackhammer qigong routine.

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    CCK TCPM disciple (and my Sifu) Ly Yen Hoa's iron shirt skills negate this guy's attempt to pinch some skin...


    Another of Chiu Chuk Kai's disciples was a bodyguard for the president of South Vietnam.
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    More attacks

    China's going to need more Iron Men.
    Report says 13 hurt in latest China knife attack
    updated 4:53 a.m. PT, Wed., May 19, 2010
    BEIJING - At least five men armed with knives burst into the dormitory of a vocational college Wednesday and slashed nine students, one of them seriously, sparking new fears in a country on edge over a series of shocking rampages at schools.

    Four students had been wounded in an earlier confrontation between the two groups, bringing the total injured to 13.

    The pre-dawn attack took place in Haikou, the capital of the southern island province of Hainan, when five or six men burst into a dormitory at the Hainan Institute of Science and Technology and slashed the students, the China News Service reported.

    It said eight were wounded slightly, while one's hand was cut off.

    Two students remained hospitalized with wounds that were not life-threatening, the reports said.

    Because it was a vocational college, the students would have been much older than the children targeted in a string of attacks at schools across China in the last two months.

    The reports said the violence began with a confrontation late Tuesday between some of the college's students eating at a food stall outside the school and men from the surrounding villages. Such schools usually attract students in their late teens and early twenties.

    Four of the students were attacked with knives and police were called, but left after questioning the students, the reports said. The villagers then called for reinforcements and attacked the school at about 2:30 a.m. (1830 GMT), the reports said.

    A spokesman for the Hainan provincial government confirmed the report but said he had no additional information. The official Xinhua News Agency put the number of attackers at more than 10 and said they first assaulted a guard and disabled security cameras before rushing into two dormitories where lights remained on and hacking away apparently at random.

    The attack follows five separate assaults by lone assailants against schoolchildren as young as three in the last two months that have left 17 dead and more than 50 wounded, including some adults.

    The violence has resulted in a boost of security at schools across China, with nervous parents accompanying students to school and police and security guards posted at entrances.

    While revenge was the apparent motive in the latest attack, previous rampages have involved apparently deranged people seeking to vent their rage on innocent victims with whom they had little or no connection.

    Sociologists say those attacks reflect a failure to diagnose and treat mental illness, along with anger and frustration among people who feel victimized by China's high-stress, fast-changing society. Experts say the frequency of the attacks and choice of schoolchildren as the main victims suggest a copycat element.

    In a similar incident, a cleaver-wielding man killed one woman and wounded five at a market in the southern province of Guangdong on Sunday before jumping to his death.

    While the man appeared to have deliberately targeted women, it was not immediately clear what triggered the attack.
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    There's more...

    A 20% bump in business. Fascinating.
    Chinese kung fu kids guard against school attacks
    K.J. Kwon
    BEIJING
    Thu May 20, 2010 6:47am EDT

    BEIJING (Reuters) - Parents in Beijing are taking no chances over the safety of their children after a series of attacks on schoolchildren frightened and angered China.

    A growing number of parents have turned to self-defense classes for children more used to wielding electronic games than their fists.

    Six times since March, angry and apparently deranged men have attacked Chinese schoolchildren with knives and, in one case, a hammer, killing 27 people and injuring more than 80. Officials have vowed to "strike hard" against the problem and schools have added security guards, but many parents think that's not enough.

    Admissions to kung fu schools in Beijing have risen by at least 20 percent since April, China state media reported.

    At the Changzhen Kongfu school near Beijing's university district, more than a dozen 7- to 12-year-old children were learning martial arts techniques meant to help them escape potential danger.

    "There have been many changes recently. Before, only one to two students will come to consult, but since last week, we have received about 30 inquiries," said Zhang Xiaohang, the chief kung fu instructor at the school.

    "A lot of parents register their children for the self-defense class as soon as they arrive, without hesitation. Parents are putting much more emphasis on children's safety."

    Zhang now teaches about 10 classes per week and instructs more than 60 kids.

    For pudgy 12-year-old Deng Zhiheng, the lessons serve two purposes.

    "I am a little bit fat so I want to lose some weight," he said.

    "Second of all, there have been many school attacks recently and I want to know how to prevent such attacks. So it is best if I learn these skills."

    The class mainly focuses on teaching children how to respond to threats calmly and react quickly.

    Self-defense techniques emphasize avoiding confrontation and escaping to safety, Zhang said.

    (Editing by Lucy Hornby)
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    Wow. Just, wow.
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    More on Hu Qiong

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    Thumbs up Awesome

    Thank you for sharing this video. The power found in Kung Fu is amazing.

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    i would be curious to know if the shaolin guards have been trained in firearms.
    they used to be!

    i think this guy was also on stan lee's super humans show.
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    Quote Originally Posted by richard sloan View Post
    they used to be!

    i think this guy was also on stan lee's super humans show.
    Yes, he was in season 2, episode one...drilling his head
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