I know you probably dont care but I have a little story for you.
I was playing a table top war strategy game with my friends and enjoying a couple of drinks. The game is warhammer fantasy if you're at all interested in modeling, paiting and strategy games. Here is a link
EDIT: This just happened oh 2 hours ago, by the by
Anywho. After a couple of games, the more drunk of the people decided to wrestle on the mats we have set up. This is at my friend's house who "taught" me moves for a couple of years. Anywho, one guy does a guillotine and the other guy taps eventually.
My friend (who I now consider full of fuckin ****) stops them and tries to show the guy who got tapped how to get out. This involved putting a defending arm in some weird direction and trying to turn around or some ****. This resulted in the guy on the bottom who will be J and the guy with the guillotine who will be A both on their knees. My friend who I will call bullshit artist, says this is a better position. I call out "But he just gave him his back" They are in a kind of headlock position and it's clear as day (although its hard to describe) that the back could be taken and hooks sunk in deep.
Bullshit artists tells me to "shut the **** up" and that "having the guy take back is not the worst position to be in" and that "he is out of danger" before I could walk over and show them the error he was making he yells out to me "this is why you always get beat" which aside from being untrue was just downright insulting from someone who is supposed to know their ****. There is no need, if you're right, to insult someone.
From there, I said I dont need to take this **** and started to gather my things to leave. He stopped me and asked me to teach them a proper guillotine while I respond with "You're the fuckin expert, you teach them" And left.
I guess I was ignorant. Being my best friend I didnt want to think he was lieing to me. I didnt want to think I was being deceived, and for so damn long. But after seeing my new instructor in action, teaching me more in three classes and strengthening the little Judo I did know into something that is reputable for a yellow belted Judoka.
On top of that, this guy hasnt sparred with anyone in about a month. I know this since I was his only sparring partner and I havent been near him nor his mats in ages. He hasnt drilled, he has no partners. And as I just said no sparring. My new instructor says "If you dont train for seven days, that makes one WEAK!" Well I guess thats 4 x WEAK and if my math is correct that equals bullshit. On top of that equation having only sparred or drilled oh maybe 50 times in the past year. I think thats about 50 x Weak... so that equals BULLSHIDO!
Oh god. You know, I wanted to believe Bujinkan could work. And really, if you sparred more and drilled more I believe it could be. Seeing his terrible strategy in action and his terrible "swing for the fences" boxing style I know now he is completely full of **** and his "black belt" that he seemingly awarded himself after not training with his sensei since 8th grade (He is 21 now, so thats even graciously 6 years) I can say now it was full of ****. But to further this testimony even further, blatent excuses that were just terrible and wouldnt have been bought by a two year old were spouted each of the three days last week when I asked him to come with me and my new friend (who actually wants to learn) Among these excuses were...
1) "I am stuck in traffic, I probably wont make it back in time" Let me tell you, even on a terrible day, when I call at 5:30pm it does NOT take you until 10pm to drive from across the Portman bridge to Abby. Those of you from the area know that from a good to bad day it can range maybe 30-90 and thats pushing it real real far. I later, through talking with his parents, caught him in a lie. He had come home and left to drink beer with another friend. He had asked me to call after I got back from the class. When I called, he had coincidentally just gotten home a few minutes ago. He gets off work at 4pm!!! A double lie, which I confronted him with a day later. I think the excuse ought to be heard as well! "I had to go out with my brother in law, he got into a big fight with my sister (they both live in the same house as the bullshit artist) and I didnt want to say that I was going out for a beer with him to calm him down since they were in the same room. I dont know about you guys but I have very capable legs, I can move from one room to another. Really its a talent. And even so, why not say "I cant make it, I'll talk to you about this later?"
2) "I am just getting home from work now" (8am-10:20ishpm work day) coincidentally as soon as I called after 10pm he was "just getting home." Now thats one hell of a coinkydink.
3) "I'm too tired, I'm gunna go to bed right after work" Well I dropped by his place to pick up some handwraps and my mouth guard. I find him on the computer upstairs with a stunned look on his face "what are you doing here?" Yeah, I am busting you again you ****!
Now the moral of this story? The moral is I am glad that I learned Judo in the past 18 months. Although I was no where near a good Judoka I actually learned from real black belt instructors. And now that I am taking a real MMA class (only three classes in although) I can see how much **** this guy is full of.
Now is the time to come out and say I was following a Bullshido artist, and thus practicing bullshido myself. A humbling experience being tapped and pummeled in my one class of MMA sparring; I feel I can now shed the bullshit in my life and have decided for myself that I will not train with this bullshit artist, and I will train the right path with a man who is certified to teach MMA and continues his own training 2-3 days a week and teaches the other days. A man who is dedicated to learning, teaching and give back what he can. A real man. A real martial artist. On top of this going out to mission to train with his instructor as often as my frail body will let me.
So here's the bottom line. I was full of ****. I was a bullshidoka. I am ready to change. Help show me the way, please. I want to learn.