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  1. Kickboxing Dude is offline

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    How do you tell if you're good or just fighting retards?

    I figure a bit of my background should be given to help the question.
    I've been taking a blend of martial arts, specifically Kickboxing, for 13 years now (since age 6). I was dominate at my school back home. Recently I've started college and sparred around up here. Again I'm winning a lot. I'm not trying to be conceited and please don't take it as such but I just don't experience defeat often (in stand up, I just started doing some ground work and I'm quite horrible). I train my strikes on the heavy bag a couple hours every day. When i study at home i work on them during my breaks.

    So again, my question is the title. How do you tell if you're a skilled fighter or just fighting a bunch of retards?
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    Posted On:
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    Fight in the ring, see how you do.
  3. MMAMickey is offline
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    surely if you're talking about 'winning' you're already competing right? Because anyone talking about winning in sparring is just retarded.
    "The hero and the coward both feel the same thing, but the hero projects his fear onto his opponent while the coward runs. 'Fear'. It's the same thing, but it's what you do with it that matters". - Cus D'Amato
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  4. BackFistMonkey is offline
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    Posted On:
    12/08/2010 6:39am

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICY View Post
    Fight in the ring, see how you do.
    Yes, this ^... but there is more irony ... and something that kinda smells like shame.

    Quote Originally Posted by MMAMickey View Post
    surely if you're talking about 'winning' you're already competing right? Because anyone talking about winning in sparring is just retarded.
    ... kinda more like that ^ but in a horrid LOLCat.
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    Nuke a unborn gay whale for Christ.
    I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out.
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    Posted On:
    12/08/2010 6:59am

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    I think they called it. If you're fighting and doing well....in or out of the ring...you might be pretty ok. If you're competing and besting opponents, then...unless they're tiny or much less experienced than you....you might be quite good depending on the pool you're drawing from for opponents.

    If you're sparring and consistently getting the better of them through technique...perhaps you have good technique but it'd be hard to tell if you can fight.

    If you're sparring and treating it like a fight.....that is a little crappy...and not helpful to you or your sparring partners most likely.
  6. Kickboxing Dude is offline

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    12/09/2010 6:07pm

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    Thanks guys.

    I'm not entirely sure what you mean Christmas Spirit.
  7. DdlR is offline
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    Posted On:
    12/09/2010 9:37pm

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    Does anyone else know why this thread is in the WMA Forum?
  8. lklawson is offline

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    Quote Originally Posted by DdlR View Post
    Does anyone else know why this thread is in the WMA Forum?
    We're cool and people want to hang with us?

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  9. jnp is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by DdlR View Post
    Does anyone else know why this thread is in the WMA Forum?
    Since I seriously doubt another moderator moved this thread, I suspect the OP started it here.

    Reads like a YMAS thread to me though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lklawson View Post
    We're cool and people want to hang with us?
    Fair enough.
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