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  1. 100xobm is offline
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     Style: BJJ, formerly Judo

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    What is the utility of petanque if we aren't french grenadiers?

    Fun, that's what.
    Quote Originally Posted by Judoka_UK
    Judo is the PC to Sambo's Mac.
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     Style: Shorin Ryu

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    I do martial arts because I'm a LARPing gimp.

    And I get a real buzz off those times when the instructor/other people on the mat look at me like I'm a ***** and say things like "Errr, you're not actually supposed to tap to that."
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     Style: 1 technique 1000 times

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Kagan View Post
    Doing MA for "practical reasons" is the most limiting way to study... not to mention it's fucking boring.

    There is no practical aspect to martial arts... except to those who are paranoid and play "what if?" games just dying for an excuse to go bezerk on someone.
    Your opinion certainly intrigues me. So what do you study MA for? I'm not one to belittle an argument by saying that you believe that the world is sunshine and lollipops, etc, or put words in your mouth by assuming you call everyone else paranoid, but I've only been in MA for personal study (no tournaments/seminars/etc) for the last 4 and 1/2 years, so I don't have much else to say except that I've studied for personal gain (and the apparently pointless practical reasons). In my opinion we call those who buy guns and guard dogs paranoid, while you and I as martial artists can go out not thinking about the practical reasons, because we know that we can handle the situations that call for the practical reasons. After all, MA stands for Martial Arts, aka warlike arts.
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     Style: FMA, dumbek, Indian clubs

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    I guess it was an excuse to extend my childhood hobby of fighting imaginary ninjas well into adulthood.
  5. CrackFox is online now
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    You have to work the look.

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    Posted On:
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     Style: Judo

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    Quote Originally Posted by csharp.negative View Post
    Your opinion certainly intrigues me. So what do you study MA for? I'm not one to belittle an argument by saying that you believe that the world is sunshine and lollipops, etc, or put words in your mouth by assuming you call everyone else paranoid, but I've only been in MA for personal study (no tournaments/seminars/etc) for the last 4 and 1/2 years, so I don't have much else to say except that I've studied for personal gain (and the apparently pointless practical reasons). In my opinion we call those who buy guns and guard dogs paranoid, while you and I as martial artists can go out not thinking about the practical reasons, because we know that we can handle the situations that call for the practical reasons. After all, MA stands for Martial Arts, aka warlike arts.
    If you're into martial arts for "practical reasons", why are you doing hung ga?
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    Posted On:
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     Style: Taai Si Ji Kung Fu

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    Quote Originally Posted by csharp.negative View Post
    So what do you study MA for?
    Habit.
    Calm down, it's only ones and zeros.

    "Your calm and professional manner of response is really draining all the fun out of this. Can you reply more like Dr. Fagbot or something? Call me some names, mention some sand in my vagina or something of the sort. You can't expect me to come up with reasonable arguments man!" -- MaverickZ

    "Tom Kagan spins in his grave and the fucking guy isn't even dead yet." -- Snake Plissken

    My Bullshido fan club threads:
    Tom Kagan's a big hairy...
    Tom Kagan can lick my BALLS
    Tom Kagan teaches _ing __un and bigotry?
    Tom Kagan: Serious discussion here
    Lamokio asks the burning question is Tom Kagan a ***** or just cruising for some
    I'm Dave the gay Kickboxer from Manchester and I have the hots for Tom Kagan
    TOM KAGAN, OPEN ME, THE MKT ARE COMING FOR YOU ! ARE YOU MAN ENOUGH TO MEET ?
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    World Dominator 'Kagan' in plot to lie about real Kung Fu and Martial Arts
    Tom Kagan just gave me my third negative rep in a day
    I am infatuated with Tom Kagan
    Tom Kagan is a fat balding white guy.
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    Posted On:
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     Style: Judo

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    I wanted to be able to continue my life long love of hitting people with the floor in a semi-sociable manner.
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    Posted On:
    1/01/2012 10:20am


     Style: Aikido / FMA / Krotty

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    Aikido is an increasingly socially acceptable cover for my Transvesticism.


    When life gives you lemons... BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD!!

    "what's the best thing about aikido then?"
    "To be defeated by your enemies, to be driven by them from the field of battle, and to hear the lamentations of your women." ermghoti
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    Posted On:
    1/01/2012 1:43pm


     Style: Judo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex View Post
    dont be fucking pedantic, you do it for your job. that isnt the same thing.

    also, hiking is for weirdos
    Being a potted plant is nothing to be proud of, and although this website hosts a number of interesting people, a good deal of them are an acre of water an inch deep. I agree with your first point, but out of all the things I have done in my life, escaping from the saddening spectacle of man at variance with man has served me best. Far better doing high kicks in my pajamas with other grown men.
    Last edited by crappler; 1/01/2012 1:55pm at .
    "We often joke -- and we really wish it were a joke -- that you will only encounter two basic problems with your 'self-defense' training.
    1) That it doesn't work
    2) That it does work"
    -Animal MacYoung
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    Posted On:
    1/01/2012 2:09pm


     Style: Thaiboxing; MMA nb

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    1) fun
    2) ego check
    3) a form of exercise that doesn't get boring as quickly as other stuff (running, I'm looking at you)

    nothing

    561) for the off chance of getting into a physical altercation, I'll at least have some experience in getting punched
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