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    wrestlers always seem like angry fuckers at least when they are compeating

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    nice..... but angry

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    quote: wrestlers always seem like angry fuckers at least when they are compeating

    That's just the itch from the tight uniform.

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    All that best BJJ people I've met have been really laid back and considerate. Of course, I'm not saying that ALL BJJ people are excellent human beings, but I think there's a very real correlation between knowing that you could completely dominate someone, having done so countless times in the past, and being able to keep calm and composed.

    On the other hand, I think that someone who's never had to put himself out there in terms of fighting, may tend to be very passive-aggressive, or even outright aggressive.

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    and what about threatening to stab people?

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    I get that from my TKD training as a kid.

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    Its hard to fit in just one personality in somebody who practices MA or has a risky occupation but its easy to discern certain traits.

    A competent bouncer:Never slouches,keeps chin up eyes always level,arms relaxed no hands in pockets,not a snappy conversationalist but direct.

    An Army Ranger:Most I have met are very confident in their abilities as warriors and developed a certain happy-go-lucky approach to the point that its pretty damn disturbing. "I know its a 25 mile hump Sargeant so you dont have to smile."

    A dedicated MA:Burns so much energy no buffet will suffice,Moves like a zombie until they step into the Dojo,At least one limb will be riddled with bruises.

    But in all the biggest trait they have is they share what they know to others who want to learn. So my guess would be many Martial Artists or soldiers and such end up being a teacher without even knowing it so there on personality aspect.

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    As always, exceptions exist. Like the Aikidoka who smashed an elbow into me halfway through explaining a concept to someone ELSE and winded me. :\

    What a freak. But a nice freak. I guess him having spent 25 years as a bouncer may have flavoured his martial arts.

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    Almost everyone I've met in judo's been laid back and relaxed. There are a few exceptions, but they're generally either really good (I knew a French 3rd dan who wasn't the nicest guy. Then again, he was also French.) or really big (I guess if I was 280 pounds and everyone except the highest ranks found me tough to throw, I'd be a bit of an ass too).

    Otherwise, I think randori keeps you pretty realistic in terms of what you can and cannot do, so it keeps you pretty grounded.

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    I'll have to think more about it but tend to agree at this point. I've thought that this very thing might dictate the religion someone chooses for example or type of church they attend. You tend to try different things and then stay with what makes you comfortable.

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