Thread: Failure - Part II
5/06/2012 5:44pm, #31"So, yeah, Zen teachers may well insult you, work you to the bone, hit you with sticks, shout verbal abuse at you, and punch the **** out of you.
And when the ****'s been punched out of you, you might just find that you're far better-off without it." - Vieux Normand
"So in short, BJJ wins again. BJJ, and chainmail." - TheMightyMcClaw
"On bullshido, your opinions are not sacred, neither are your feelings." - Scrapper
"You entered the lions' den. Don't bitch if you get eaten." - danniboi07
"Needless to say, it's much easier to clear a bunch of drunk kids out of your house when you're yelling GTFO and carrying a samurai sword." - DerAuslander
"Eventually, I realized it doesn't matter what art you train, what matters is the method in which you train. Training in an alive manner, under skilled and qualified instruction, is the single most important aspect of gaining martial skill. All else is window dressing." - JNP : Saying it how it is!
5/06/2012 6:34pm, #32
Originally Posted by Goju - joe
5/06/2012 6:37pm, #33
5/06/2012 6:46pm, #34
Move to Australia. If you are studying move to brisbane train at intergrated and become awsome.
If not move here we will have a full time gym soon. (Which was started pretty much for the same reasons you stated)
Going to plug every chance I get.
Last edited by gregaquaman; 5/06/2012 6:50pm at .Whitsunday Martial Arts Airlie Beach North Queensland.
5/06/2012 7:50pm, #35
Originally Posted by The Question
5/06/2012 9:44pm, #36
5/06/2012 9:52pm, #37
[QUOTE=Vince Tortelli;2688444]Move to Australia. Which has produced notable UFC fighters Elvis Sinosic, George Sotiropholous, and..............uhhhh......wow. An entire continent has produced just as many notable UFC fighers as the state of Louisiana (Tim Credeur, Dustin Poirier). I believe this plan may need some work.
You forgot. kyle noke. Adrian pang. and Chris Hasemen.
And MMA is not just the UFC thank you.
In any event OP wanted to train. Not to become the next UFC superstar.
All banter aside Australia is producing some really good up coming fighters in some top quality gyms. Hopefully we will see some more stand outs in the next few years.
Ultimate fighter tryouts?
Last edited by gregaquaman; 5/06/2012 10:03pm at .Whitsunday Martial Arts Airlie Beach North Queensland.
5/06/2012 10:51pm, #38
The state of Louisiana has just shy of 5 million people. Australia, just over 20 million. Subtract Victoria and South Australia, due to their laws prohibiting sanctioned MMA fights and disregarding WA and NT and (sorry, Colin) Tasmania, due to isolation. Considering NSW and Queensland have established MMA sanctions, it is likely that a potential fighter will move there, so let's look at the population of NSW and Queensland= 11.7 million, approx. And considering the extra three notables that gregaquaman has put up, it would be neck and neck with Louisiana in the production of fighter stakes.
HOWEVER, we should also look at development of the sport. The UFC was started on American soil. The UFC fought all sorts of legal battles for ten or so years just to be able to hold their events. They introduced rules to combat the "human cockfighting" moniker one of your esteemed senators said in the early 90s. By the early 2000s the organisation was nearly dying from the battles and threw in one last ditch attempt, The Ultimate Fighter. Apparently on at a decent time on TV. Do you know what time I had to watch anything MMA in the early 2000s? After 2am. One night a week. On cable. Missed it? Suck ****. Next week. No replays.
"Oh, but you had access to the internet?" you say. LOL, I don't think you are aware of how far behind the US we were with that ****, apparently you had dial up in the late 80s early 90s, some of us Aussies were still amazed in the year 2000 that a song could be downloaded off the internet in just a few short hours. A WHOLE SONG! It's better now, but not really, every American I know who has come over here says we are in the dark ages.
So America was a full decade plus into development by the time we even had the opportunity to see MMA events live. And guess who we saw? Elvis Sinosic! He was there, in your face, before many Aussies even thought, "why are they rolling on the ground? If that were me, I'd kick the **** out of him before he tried to hug me!"
So population- wise and development- wise, Australia is actually not too bad, especially considering we now do have some world class gyms and trainers. It's a youthful market, granted, but the benefit of youth is potential.
[/end rant]GET A RED BELT OR DIE TRYIN'.
5/06/2012 11:06pm, #39
TL DR version of what Battlefields said:
"Ahem ... go **** yourself"
Q - Let me know if you're heading to the land of Oz sir :)
5/06/2012 11:11pm, #40
Thank you, ADM. Your brevity is refreshing.GET A RED BELT OR DIE TRYIN'.