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December 12, 2007, 5:18 pm

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Kung-Fu Training Techniques


"Yes, my kung-fu is strong. You wouldn’t believe how hard it is to learn this style…"

Don’t want to sound negative, but there are only so many places where a true fighter can learn the martial arts:

- First, there is the ancient temple, a place of peace where monks break stones with their head. No comment necessary.

- Second, your old, seemingly senile neighbor that happens to have visited that temple. He will take you in when someone beats you up.

- Third… well, there are other rare options, like visiting a school or teaching yourself from a book, but those really come back to the other two options.

Luckily, what kung-fu study seems to lack in locations, it makes up with plenty of creative exercises, that’ll teach the adept to fight! Please help to extend this repository of useful techniques, that instruct in the arts of balance, throwing, catching, dealing and receiving blows, using weapons, learning how to avoid them, and not to forget the philosophical lessons that are at least as important.

(Unless you haven’t noticed already, this is primarily a silly submission.)

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- The swatting school: the students have tiny rooms close to open, still water. After they return from a long, tiring day of training, they will find their share if biting, sucking insects in them. Those who fail to find them all will have a very uncomfortable sleep.

- The climbing school: as a rule, there are NO stairs or ladders in this beautiful, tall complex. There will be some crippled masters among the staff anyway. (Especially good for the ninja training grounds.)

- The right of passage (seen in a movie): the student's access to the cantina has a large hole in the floor, filled with water. First there will be large packs of wood swimming in it, later smaller packs, then just pieces of wood. Have fun crossing them.

- The only way to reach the high priests of your temple/school is get through the lesser priests. (Hint: verbal arguments rarely work.)

- Your master insists that you carry three eggs under your cap during the whole day. That is all you can eat in the evening.

- Whenever you are tired, you can rest on a bed that only supports your head and legs.

- The kitchen personnel throws you your sticks with great precision. You better catch them or it will hurt.

- You learned your Drunken Boxing style in the Shaolin's Corner pub, but you had to pay the drinks.

2007-08-23 08:54 AM » Link: [4231#29507|text]
- The most revered of kung-fu techniques are named after animals, such as eagle claw, mantis, and tiger claw. Rather than have the would be warrior train in a mountain top school, the wise old master has given the warrior to be the task of surviving in the wild for a set amount of time where he or she must observe a certain animal to gain true insight into their desired technique. While this could be a bit tame for mantis style (why is Bob in the garden, again? Oh that's right he's learning kung-fu) it becomes more interesting when the warrior must climb trees to watch the eagle in the nest, or follow a tiger without being eaten.

2007-08-23 01:31 PM » Link: [4231#29528|text]
The Hair Technique - a set of exercises for students with particularly long hair, it will teach them to employ a few special moves, that can surprise even experienced warriors. The right equipment/hairstyling advice, and ways to relax one's neck are included.

2007-12-12 05:18 PM » Link: [4231#33029|text]
The biggest problem with studying in the Temple of Seven Shadows (a.k.a. the seat of the Purple Claw ninja clan) are not the lessons in masking, skulking, impersonating, attacking unexpectedly or disappearing. It's not getting along with the weird staff and the other students. It's not even the harrowing mystical and fighting techniques that make one a true ninja.

No, the biggest problem is simply to find the teachers.

2014-06-17 03:12 AM » Link: [4231#91600|text]
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Voted valadaar
August 26, 2007, 14:31
Nice! Odd, but nice!
Voted Murometz
January 18, 2014, 0:48

Oh my goodness! I can add scrolls to this for years! :)

You have met your match, manfred and Scrasamax! My kung-fu is superior.


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       By: Almar

While setting up camp for the night, the PC's are aproached by another group of adventurers who seem nice enough. The road is somewhat dangerous and the other group suggests camping together. The two bands split watches, one adventurer from each group watching at once. The night goes by without incident, the next day the PC's travel with the other group as they are going the same way.

The group consists of Hordel the ranger, who is skilled with the bow. Hordel is a quiet man who speaks little but appears quite skilled. Dremar is a barbarian who is a little excentric, he seems to be an excasive drinker and thiunk that battle is the solution to everything. He appears to be a stout and powerful fighter with his greataxe. Ferrin is the leader of the group, a rouge by trade. He is daft and witty, speaking with the PCs often and asking many questions. He fights with finesse with his rapier. Preminitat as a cleric but he will not say which god he worships. He uses his spells to empower and heal his party and fights with a club. He sticks close to Ferrin. Ferrin is a great talker and tells much of himself and his party, but asks even more about the history and capabilities of the PCs. He tells of some adventures his party has had, and they seem like an interesting group of mercenaries. Hordel is quite and has little interest in speaking with the PCs, he ignores most questions. He spends a lot of time with Dremar and sometimes Ferrin. Dremar seems to not care about any questions ansked to him, nor does he seem to know the answers. He seems battle hardened and is a simple man. Preminitat rarely starts conversations but will speak with the PCs. However, some of his accounts of the party's history seem to condradict those of Ferrin.

The Party spends another night and day with Ferrin's group. One of four things can happen on the third night.
1: While eating dinner around the fire, Ferrin gets into an argument with one of the PCs when he/she mentions the discepincies between Ferrin's stories and Preminitat's.
2: Hordel gets mad after repeated questioning about his life from the PCs.
3. Preminitat gets mad after repeated questioning from the PCs about what god he worships.
4: One of the PCs rejects the offer of a drink from Dremar and he takes it as an insult.
All of these scenarios result in a battle between the parties. If Ferrin's party is defeated and still lives he swears vengance. His party may then cross paths with the adventurers again.

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