You’re not gonna need those fingers, are you?
Bob, since your martial arts skills are well-known, I have a question. I’ve been studying karate for several years, and I’m not sure if my instructor is any good. How can I test myself?
Judging from this photo of karate students, I gather sticking your fingers under a moving motorcycle is one good test.
Gosh! You mean just let it run over my fingers?
Any special kind of motorcycle?
I don’t think so. You could probably use a car instead, but I’d draw the line at a big truck.
Jeez, that sounds harsh! So then what should I be looking for?
After the cycle has run over your knuckles a few times, try using your fingers to text-message for medical aid. If you feel great discomfort, maybe you weren’t ready for the test.
Well then that sounds like really, really stupid advice!
High school students have their hands run over by a motorcycle during a demonstration of their karate skills at an annual sports day in Hyderabad, India, November 22, 2008. REUTERS/ Krishnendu Halder