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Triads, Hardcore Geylang and Delusions

PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:05 am
by retreats108
Written by an old gongfu brother of mine, a senior student of Sifu Whitrod and experienced fighter.

Lots of interesting things in here.

https://mas.cardiffuniversitypress.org/ ... 73/mas.48/

Re: Triads, Hardcore Geylang and Delusions

PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:11 am
by GrahamB
I've met him - he's full of interesting martial arts stories involving trecking through jungles! :)

Re: Triads, Hardcore Geylang and Delusions

PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:50 pm
by vagabond
He cites virilio! Bestill my heart

Re: Triads, Hardcore Geylang and Delusions

PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:07 pm
by nicklinjm
Interesting article, thanks for sharing. Personally don't care much for 'academic' interpretations / philosophising about MA, would have been more interested in just a more free form story about his experiences learning MA in Singapore tbh.

Re: Triads, Hardcore Geylang and Delusions

PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:23 pm
by Bao
Thank you for sharing, liked the text. 8-)

nicklinjm wrote:Personally don't care much for 'academic' interpretations ...


It's not very academic at all. It has an academic form, but neither the language or how the way he draws his conclusions are very academic.

Re: Triads, Hardcore Geylang and Delusions

PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:24 am
by posidon
Very interesting article! Thank you Alex!

Re: Triads, Hardcore Geylang and Delusions

PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:04 am
by Overlord
Personally I think Singapore is one of the safest city in the world..
For real understanding of lives there best ask Strange.
I really dislike crappy untrue academic trash like this...

Re: Triads, Hardcore Geylang and Delusions

PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:31 pm
by Trick
Haven't read the article yet. The head line says "Triads". in Dalian I often met and chatted with an Singaporian man in the coffee bar we both frequented, he used to be a police officer in what could be called the Singaporian SWAT team he had mentioned that Singapore is overall a very safe place but the Triads ar alive and sometimes kicking there.

Re: Triads, Hardcore Geylang and Delusions

PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:16 am
by Strange
Overlord wrote:I really dislike crappy untrue academic trash like this...


i know what you mean :)

Re: Triads, Hardcore Geylang and Delusions

PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:25 am
by yeniseri
Great article!
This is how one gets to break apart CMA lore, hagiographic lauding od style(s), outright embellishments, etc as a way to bring insightful discourse as opposed to the usual tomfollery that occurs win present CMA circles, now knows as wushu

Re: Triads, Hardcore Geylang and Delusions

PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:04 pm
by Overlord

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