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    Default Why did Lin Yuantu not teach his descendant martial art from Shaolin?

    Lin Yuantu was a monk at shaolin so he obviously knows more than Pixie SwordPlay. He would know the 72-Style Pixie Swordplay alone without the power of KHBD is weak. He should know that his descendants would not able to defend themselves against the powerful enemies. We understand why he didn't want to teach them the real Pixie Swordplay, but why did he not teach them any martial art from Shaolin instead of the crappy Pixie Swordplay????

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    Since he wasn't part of Shaolin anymore, it really wasn't his right to share Shaolin martial arts. Even though he defected, he still seemed like an otherwise upstanding guy that respected his master and wulin traditions.

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    Perhaps you are right but Lin Yuantu should know it's disaster waiting to happen. Sooner or later some powerful enemy will attack his family and they will be done.

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    Lin Yauntu didn't want to be questioned of his origins. He created the facade of a family just so people won't suspect that he was a monk or castrated. If he taught his descendants, fake descendants, Shaolin arts then that would counter his initial intentions.

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    Lin Yauntu didn't want to be questioned of his origins. He created the facade of a family just so people won't suspect that he was a monk or castrated. If he taught his descendants, fake descendants, Shaolin arts then that would counter his initial intentions.
    Well said.

    Also, like tape said, Lin YuanTu seemed like an honorable man. Wulin at the time considered him a heroic person, not just a good swordsman.

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    Perhaps you are right but Lin Yuantu should know it's disaster waiting to happen. Sooner or later some powerful enemy will attack his family and they will be done.
    This is true. Lin YuanTu could have done a better job at protecting his heirs. Although he did try, it was not good enough.

    The novel stated that the Lin family's Universal Palms was a good martial art. He couldn't teach his children Shaolin Arts out of courtesy to his master, but at least he created his own art so his descendants wouldn't be completely helpless. However, maybe he could have done a better job at creating a neutered 72 Resisting Sword Arts.

    The neutered version that YBQ gave to ZLC was good enough to deceive ZLC that it was worth using over his tried and true SongShan sword moves. Maybe Lin YuanTu could have given his descendants that kind of neutered yet still deadly 72 Bixie Sword Techniques?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackRaven View Post
    The novel stated that the Lin family's Universal Palms was a good martial art.
    If it was a good martial art then how come his descendants were so useless against their enemy? Are they his real descendants? Did he marry and have kids before learning Sunflower/Bixie?

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