Self-defense classes range from the conventional to the exotic. Anything from karate to Brazilian capoeira classes are attended by people seeking exercise and life skills.
And then there are the energy gurus. They often post videos and make extraordinary claims about the inner power they can unlock in you. The videos with trained actors and disciples are funny enough, but the really hilarious stuff starts when you put an actual Mixed Martial Arts fighter in the mix.
As The Daily Mail reports, the MMA fighter is Ukranian Alexandr Litvinenko, a stuntman and part-time combat artist.
As Litvinenko recalls, this force field “master” asked him to merely simulate a punch, and he would in turn simulate his defense.
This playful atmosphere was quickly dispelled when the guru decided to slap the MMA champion.
That’s when it appears this guru realizes he made a grave mistake: Never slap an Eastern European MMA champion.
Despite knowing what will happen with an angry Ukrainian sitting mere feet away, the “master” once again raises his hands and tries to project an energy shield. Litvinenko ignores that and delivers a jab right to the left jaw — and if you look closely at the picture below, you can see the exact moment the guru begins questioning his magical abilities.
The punch lands, and the once-confident force field master is lined up for the next combo with a simple headlock. After the guru is right where the MMA champ wants him, the fighter delivers a devastating uppercut that sends the mystic reeling.
This pitiful scene is repeated one more time before the guru finally throws in the towel, giving a cold bow to Litvinenko.
No amount of fancy hand movement can compete with years spent training and practicing an effective, proven technique. Most people are taught this lesson growing up and practicing skills of their own, but there’s always one “master” that needs to be brought back to reality. Sometimes a punch to the face is the most effective wake-up call there is.
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