Why do I think this is about the biggest crock of BS ever encountered?
After the war, Rafi moved to the Orient to live as a Monk in order to further his martial arts training and to explore a more introspective approach to dealing with violence. His advanced training and self-discovery through mediation and Chinese healing arts led him back to Israel and later to South Africa where he opened a martial arts school to teach peace through martial arts. Rafi participated in various matches and now holds numerous World Championship Titles representing South Africa.
Years later, Rafi relocated to the United States to continue his desire to promote peace. His most recognized accomplishments were through his work in the United States teaching martial arts to Hollywood celebrities and through his work with the U.S Government where he provided counter terrorism training.
The guy looks to be maybe 40 years old. We are expected to believe that in one lifetime this guy (of whom I have never heard) has
- Been an Israeli army officer
- Been a monk in China
- Been a world champion in MULTIPLE martial arts disciplines
- taught martial arts in South Africa
- Taught martial arts to Hollyweird stars; AND
- Been a counter-terrorism consultant to the U.S. government
Every cell and every atom in my body is screaming, "NO [BLEEP]ING WAY!"
The empowerment and strength of the Shaolin warriors, combined with the softness and healing capabilities of the Wu Dang monks creates a perfect discipline.
And my response to this is to say, "Impossible." These are two very different disciplines, and IMHO they are not compatible. I'm not sure what you get when you try to combine two mutually-exclusive disciplines, but I'm pretty sure it's not a third discipline, and I'm very sure it's not perfect.