Guy Savelli

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Guy Savelli
Born United States
Style Shotokan
T'ai chi
Kun Tao
Goshin Jitsu Kyo Jujo

Guy Savelli claims to be a martial artist, teacher, and psychic. He teaches the spiritual and mental aspects of martial arts, especially Kuntao.

In a 2004 interview with BBC journalist Jon Ronson, Savelli claimed the ability to kill goats and hamsters with the force of his thoughts,[1] however science writer Michael Shermer found no evidence to support Savelli's claims.[2]

In 1983, Savelli was recruited by Col. John B. Alexander to train U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers in his techniques at Fort Bragg; his experiences are also detailed in Ronson's 2004 book The Men Who Stare at Goats.[3] Among the lethal techniques in which Savelli is said to be proficient is the fabled Dim Mak, or "Touch of Death".

Savelli has been a research subject at Duke University, the Psychical Research Institute, and the Mind Science Foundation in San Antonio, Texas. Results of his work have been published in Research in Parapsychology,[4] the Journal of Parapsychology,[5] as well as by the Parapsychology Department of JFK University. Savelli has also authored an introductory text on the Spiritual, Mental, and Physical Teachings of Chinese Kung-Fu.


  1. ^ Jon Ronson's Crazy Rulers of the World, Part I (2004)
  2. ^ Michael Shermer (24 May 2011). The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies---How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths. Henry Holt and Company. pp. 94–. ISBN 978-1-4299-7261-1.
  3. ^ Ronson, Jon (2004), The Men Who Stare at Goats, Simon & Schuster; pg 61.
  4. ^ 1985, Scarecrow Press
  5. ^ 1986 and 1987

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