I Am a Martial Arts Dunce
After the fun filled thread that the erstwhile judoka uk started regarding the low quality of American Judo and equine phalluses, I was looking through Sensei Strange's "Dragon Orb" website while killing time at work.
I read through his stuff, and then started following links he has listed.
What struck me the most is the fact that many of the sifu, sensei, masters, etc. studied or are studying so many different "martial arts", and are often teachers/experts in said arts. Include the study of Zen, buddhism of various sort, traditional chinese medicine, etc. and I wonder how they fit it all in. Many are not any older than I (almost 49).
I've been doing Judo for 30 years now, and I'm nowhere near an expert at Judo in any sense of the word. Somehow going to college, grad school, working, and having a family interfered with my study of other martial arts and assorted esoteric topics.
Hence, the title to what I think is my debut in YMAS as a topic starter. Try not to be underwhelmed.
BTW, this isn't an attack on all those sensei, masters, sifu, etc that have studied so many arts in depth, so if any show up with your panties in a bunch, don't be so damned defensive.