Do too many TMA's create arrogance?
hayleanwushu posted some primacy of honor crapola about mma guys arrogance, but I think this is a more appropriate question, besides, isn't fake humility worse than open arrogance?
Specifically lineage driven, tradition bound, sparring free TMAs. Is it possible that the lack of humbling experiences (tapped out, beaten up in sparring) while studying how to fight (in theory) could contribute to a dismissive attitude toward mma fighters, or sport fighters in general? Of course it is, but WTF???
Not having seen their teachers go at it hard (ugh!) or feel the reality themselves of resisting opponents, and the sting of failure, would delude someone into mocking sport fighters because they actually get hit, even in the best of circumstances...and things don't look all polished when no one's standing in front of them waiting to receive the technique.
I'm curious what kind of stupidity you all have heard out of the mouths of TMAssholes?
how about, "I'd just kick you in the knee" as a response to anything involving combat. I've heard that from three different neo-trustafarians at Havahd Yahd, during discussions on self defense. I think the smell of Chille comiing off them was more deadly than a knee kick.