The sad decline is not in the general level (although it prolly has started), it's in the attitude towards BS. Clown shows up at TD, acts the clown and shows Teh Suckage; response: MEH :/ people who offer the critique on line are being "mean", people reviewing vids for TD fist tags see the suckage and shrug... need I go on. This isn't about technique, it's about do we still call BS on BS, or not.Quote:
I'm asking why Hiro being a horrible striker marks a sad decline in the general level.
In the brave new world, putting up bills to host a Mega is enough, and no one blinks if you don't get on the mat at all. That's the difference.
And yes I realize the cage was a ring and that you fell out :)
The point is that there is nothing wrong with being a hobbyist who is able to move on to bigger things, or a hobbyist who keeps it as a side pursuit. But, to use the term as it is being used here, as an excuse for mediocrity, is total BS. Mediocrity is not due to the fact that martial arts is a hobby.
****, my entire competative career was while I was a "hobbyist". So people need to stop using the fact that this is their hobby as an exuse for shitty training and vaginitis