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Skepticism gives you super powers!

By Peter Bokulich

It seems that Ryuken isn’t the only one training people to use magic martial arts powers. There’s also a Finnish fellow named Jukka Lampila who offers classes on how to use “empty force” or EFO as a method of self defense.

Fortunately, a group of skeptics showed up to a demonstration of EFO, and tried to point out to Lampila that “empty force” isn’t going to be very effective as a means of self defense.

One can apparently develop a super power that overcomes EFO — simply by not believing in it:

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