Not a coincidence, merely a bit of clarifying information.
I think the test is a little sketchy from details I've read (I haven't seen the actual video), but I believe it is what was agreed to by both parties. It is at best, a miscommunication, and deserves another prelim test at least. At worst, it's someone passing the prelim test by agreed upon conditions and Randi denying the validity of it post-hoc. It does not instill in me confidence that even if paranormal abilities were demonstrated directly in front of Randi, that he would shell out. You can't decide after the fact, after the rules are agreed upon, "Oh, you shouldn't have been allowed to do this one thing." He's the damn magician, he should have the foresight to have in print at the start of every test exactly what the required conditions are (ostensibly what he does, this incident casts doubt on it), and if those conditions are met, then that counts as a success. From Kramer's terms posted on the JREF forum, I can't see how the application did not fit the letter of the rules. The rep attacked and was knocked to the ground without being touched. Obviously it wouldn't count if they shot the rep or something silly, but they can't go claiming invisible tasers without any proof. I'd have to see the video myself really.
Here is a bit of Kramer's (one of Randi's coordinators) slime ()
As something a father would say to a smarmy teenager, "I don't like your tone." If he isn't guilty of bait-and-switch, he's at least guilty of being seriously unprofessional and all around jerkoff.
I did see the videos by the Australian Skeptics, not too much to see, the attacker was able to tackle the Yellow Bamboo practitioner. I don't know much about the specifics of the YB art, but I have seen some Tai Chi and Dim Mak stuff in which the assailant (always is a student of the art) will attack the master, and the master will use "energy" to deflect them, and they do this rather strange flail backwards that looks rather psychological. It is possible this is a similar situation, there was no ability and during the AS test they failed to deliver, but I don't know enough about the situation to make that call. But I wouldn't be a true believer if I didn't also say there was the possibility that the mental intention of the attacker negated the mental intention of the martial artist.