Thread: "Martial arts are for everyone."
5/11/2011 4:07pm, #61
5/11/2011 4:09pm, #62
5/11/2011 4:12pm, #63
- Join Date
- Nov 2012
- San Diego
- street paddleboarding
5/11/2011 4:16pm, #64
Do you want to learn how to fight street criminals, in order to replicate the comic books? Well, even superheroes have weapons and gadgets, so just get one of those combination Taser-brass knuckle set dealies and remember not to press the button when scratching your own nose. Or maybe eskrima will do.
Do you want to learn how to fight as part of the sociopathic warrior elite of society, in order to protect William J. Bennett's fat ass? Robotics, son. The future of fighting is drone vs drone, and virus vs virus.
5/11/2011 4:24pm, #65
- Join Date
- Jan 2008
- Raleigh, North Carolina
- Kenkojuku Karate, Judo
Edit: I don't think it's the same thing to be a dilettante as opposed to a amateur/casual practitioner. The amateur/casual person may still train hard with improvement as a goal, they just don't improve as quickly or reach the same heights as a professional. When I think of a dilettante, I think of someone who doesn't commit to trying to improve and has fun just showing up whenever, playing, and whatever happens happens. Nothing wrong with that either and I think they gain some benefit too, just not as much.
Last edited by maofas; 5/11/2011 4:34pm at .
5/11/2011 4:25pm, #66
5/11/2011 4:33pm, #67
Who is this William J. Bennett you're talking about and why?
5/11/2011 4:35pm, #68
5/11/2011 4:36pm, #69
I'd like to learn fighting so I can put up just enough of a fight that my family can get away while I bite it.
The practicalities and legalities of carrying weapons make preparing for a real self defense situation difficult, that's for sure.
How should I prepare to defend myself out in the real world?
Why did you choose to call it "warrior elite"? Do you agree with Heinlein's view of a martial society?
5/11/2011 4:38pm, #70