Thread: Martial Artistry Me
5/31/2012 1:19am, #51
Characteristic of or relating to a class or group; not specific: "chèvre is a generic term for all goat's milk cheese".
In other words:
MMA is a generic term for people who compete in mixed martial art competitions.
MMA is a generic term for the arts BJJ, MT and Boxing to many people's understanding.
BJJ is a specific art
MT is a specific art.
Boxing is a specific art.
Generic says the definition doesn't apply to something specific.
Permalost and Cutlaigh already quoted you.
That's why the definition says not specific and why you purposely edited the definition.
No, what you are doing is backtracking. What I know is you suddenly used this definition when people told you it was an insult. If that isn't what you meant, it is to late because multiple people felt it was an insult.
Do you need that definition as well? You do know that there are at least 7 entries depending on the dictionary you use right? NO, of course not, you googled the word and went for the only one listed.
5/31/2012 5:10am, #52
I keep trying to type a long and reasonable post citing the fact that I used to train Goju Ryu and I suppose I still technically hold an Orange Belt (yes, I just tried and I can still perform Gekisai Dai Ichi) but it just isn't working.
The only thing that's going to work for you, just as it was the only thing that worked for me and probably for many other people is this:
Take your Goju and spar, make friends with other MAists in your area, go to a TD if you can. Try to apply your bunkai against a resisting opponent, not just against the preset attacks, no matter how hard you're going.
Do this and keep doing it, then come back and tell us if you still think you can build a valid game with Goju as your striking base. (I respect the fact that you can probably clinch and grapple fairly well with your wrestling background, and I like that you intend to study BJJ)
Failing that, try this: I'm (technically) your senpai and I'm telling you to stfu and go train until you feel you can defend your beliefs instead of talking **** on the internet.
5/31/2012 8:32am, #53
5/31/2012 8:56am, #54
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5/31/2012 8:58am, #55
5/31/2012 9:53am, #56
Importance is not a prerequisite for analysis. There are many reasons for examining unimportant things like your opinions (or rocks or feces, for that matter); they are often a source of great comedy, or maybe even some enlightenment.
If you're here to study your opinions about martial arts, that's a good thing. If you're just here to tell them to the world, the line starts in Trollshido.
Last edited by W. Rabbit; 5/31/2012 9:58am at .
5/31/2012 12:08pm, #57
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Marcwagz, on this forum you're expected to know what you're talking about before stating an opinion; if you can't back it up with evidence or expertise, you'd do well to just be humble and try to learn from your superiors.