Previously unknown application of "topit" principle

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Postby Guest » 02/09/07 07:34 PM

I've never seen it handled quite this way before...although the initial production still has me fooled. Very nice moves.

Postby Guest » 02/09/07 07:56 PM

Interesting. I'm wondering where this move originated? Vernon? Ammar? Big Boy?


Postby Guest » 02/09/07 07:57 PM

Of course, the origin of certain moves can be seen in a side-by-side comparison as in the following link:

click HERE to see shameless knock-off of move

Postby Pete Biro » 02/09/07 08:24 PM

You wanna see something UN BE LEEVABLE... ARGH...
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Postby Guest » 02/09/07 09:49 PM

Good Lord, what to make of this!

Postby Guest » 02/09/07 10:03 PM

So...I was thinking of working this whole "stabbing" thing into my you guys know of any self-working methods?? :p

Postby Guest » 02/09/07 10:26 PM

Sure, its called hari kari :help: .

Postby Guest » 02/10/07 01:15 AM

His real name was Arnold Gerrit Henskes. He did this several times, even once allowing the doctors to push the sword themselves. There is at least one X-Ray showing the sword all the way through.

His stage name is Esperanto for "wonderful."

He died in 1948 of an aortic rupture.

Kids, don't try this at home. Only qualified and insane professionals should ever attempt this.

Postby Richard Kaufman » 02/10/07 09:10 AM

Great clip! Reminds me of the guy (Yogi someone) who put a meat hook through his tongue and dragged a fire extinguisher that was attached to it by a chain across the state in Madison Square Garden.
But Mr. Esperanto! Oy.
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Postby Guest » 02/10/07 03:34 PM

See also this site (scroll down a bit) for more on "Esperanto":


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