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    *Looks at thread title.*

    Okay, just for clarity's sake: what's "traditional" about the crap demonstrated by this child?

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    A traditional martial art wouldnt give a kid a black belt - this is a MC Dojo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disastorm View Post
    This very page of the thread is actually the third result on google for me.
    Yah, I as trying to help the effort by quoting Cowboy, and by adding searchable tags. Apparently it worked.
    "Never trust a quote you read on the internet" - Abraham Lincoln




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    Quote Originally Posted by Gustard View Post
    A traditional martial art wouldnt give a kid a black belt - this is a MC Dojo.
    Nooooo. Really?

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    I'm not going to say I don't have a douchebag streak, like everyone, but I think some of you have your panties too much in a twist over this. My perspective on this sort-of thing is basically, "Who cares? What does it have to do with me/my practice?" Much in the same way doing Judo or MT doesn't make you a badass by association, a little girl doing krotty shouldn't threaten your manly pride all that much.

    As Gichin Funaskoshi once said, "The ultimate aim of Karate lies not in making strangers on the internet assume you're awesome, but rather making sure you don't grow to become a fatso who talks about martial arts instead of doing them."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega View Post
    My daughter does not whine. If she whines I will kill her.
    then we are in 100% agreement about parenting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tao.jonez View Post
    Damn Nefron - I keep watching the gif, hoping to see if she's limping when she gets up.
    ok...I'm not alone. Makes me think of when I was sparring with my homie's daughter...she's 14 and very petite. So they say "Take it easy on her" (my dumb ass doesn't realize they are telling her to take it ez on ME). I tell her..."ok sweetie..let me know if this tickles.." zone 3 leg kick right to the head knocks me off the ropes. "Keep your guard up sweetie" she giggles...rule #1...treat them kids like the little monsters they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maofas View Post
    "Who cares? What does it have to do with me/my practice?" Much in the same way doing Judo or MT doesn't make you a badass by association, a little girl doing krotty shouldn't threaten your manly pride all that much.
    No, but look at the tread title. Unfortunately, crap MA like this gives TMA a bad name.
    That being said, I'm sure that little girl worked very hard for a long time (in the perspective of her 11 years) and deserves recognition for what she has done, but earned black belts in 4 styles AT ONCE at 11 YEARS OLD? And too many people out there think that's what karate is supposed to be like.

    I can't tell you how many unhappy parents I have when they realize that their little future superstar is not going to get an 11th degree black belt in a month and a half, and that they are going to be challenged and expected to do things right before they are given the chance to try to advance - which BTW is not guaranteed.

    So yeah, as a traditional martial artist and instructor, it does kind of get my panties in a bunch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maofas View Post
    I'm not going to say I don't have a douchebag streak, like everyone, but I think some of you have your panties too much in a twist over this. My perspective on this sort-of thing is basically, "Who cares? What does it have to do with me/my practice?" Much in the same way doing Judo or MT doesn't make you a badass by association, a little girl doing krotty shouldn't threaten your manly pride all that much.

    As Gichin Funaskoshi once said, "The ultimate aim of Karate lies not in making strangers on the internet assume you're awesome, but rather making sure you don't grow to become a fatso who talks about martial arts instead of doing them."
    I'm neither here nor there with it. Hard to crucify an ignorant 10 year old and her naive parents. Of course her instructor(s) should have heads removed from their assess.

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    Except for the fact that her father owns the dojo. Still not her fault though.

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