‘No-touch’ martial arts master gets challenged by skeptical seminar participants
Wikipedia defines the martial arts technique of Empty Force as “the expression of force without making physical contact.”
This technique claims to harness the power of qi, the “body’s vital energy”, enabling masters of the art to defend themselves against opponents without making physical contact.
However, “Some proponents of martial arts are skeptical about demonstrations of empty force and dismiss them as tricks.”
Recently a Finnish empty-force master, Jukka Lampila, gave a demonstration in Barcelona. So some skeptics decided to put his claims to the test.
Empty force seems to work brilliantly as a method of self-defense, as long as your attackers believe in it too. Otherwise, you’re in trouble.
Lampila claims mastery of the “Empty Force”—a mysterious power that can control an attacker and requires no physical prowess or martial proficiency.
Though, according to the official website, we’re not doing this formless art justice in our description.
“There is a multitude of descriptions for the term but none of them might reveal its meaning in all aspects,” is how the site describes Empty force or “Efo” for short.
Hadokens simply do not exist.
Neither does the ‘Empty Force’ that is being promoted by Master Jukka Lampila of Finland. He believes that he can incapacitate people with what is known as an empty force emitted from his heart.
By opening his heart, he can stop an attacker in his tracks without even touching him. Well, it appears that EFO only works on people that believe EFO works, but for the skeptics and nonbelievers, it does nothing.
On their official website, it says:
“With Efo, there are no specific forms or techniques and each trainee applies it the way it best fits oneself. In Efo there are no “courses” that would start and end somewhere.
Instead, the fundamental principles (relaxation, mind, and breathing) are exercised during every session. Thus, anyone can join and train at any time. And if you can’t join each and every session, you won’t miss anything irreplaceable.”