"That kung fu crap don't mean nothing to my Smith 'n' Wesson!"
- always a guy who is NOT carrying a gun
Yep, I specially got the hand chops and the Bruce lee imitators
I got bored about it, I now tell people I go to the gym to do push ups
"My four hundred pound grandson can kick your ass."
Number 1 - usually a person has a relative/kid/friend that does MA training.
Convo as follows
Me: Yeah I do a bit of martial arts
woman:Really? my brother and son do martial arts :). They do something called Ninja aikido or something?
Me:Nevermind I just play Soccer
Number 2 - This involves a person who gets you into trouble with Ego ... convo unfortunately goes as follows:
Strange man: I heard you do MMA! is that true
Me: Amatuer MMA from time to time.
Friend: He can kick your ass!
Strange man: What would you do if I do *THIS!* (sometimes they deliberatly touch you and do something rude - rare occassion)
Me:Alright lemme show you a cool BJJ move!
Strange man: Jiu Jitsu? I just wan't to know how to knock some one out
Number 3 - This involved meeting a lady -
Attractive Lady: So what do you do for a living?
Me: I do MMA, ya know like the UFC stuff, strikeforce, etc.
Attractive Lady: *takes panties off*
Number 4! - I just tell people I play soccer and love to do crossfit :)
(My body is built pretty nice and I am constantly asked if I play sports)
Originally Posted by big maclol
"What kind of martial art are you guys doing?"
Like he would know the fucking difference.
Law, Mark The Pyjama Game: A Journey into Judo
One of my favourite bits of the Pyjama Game it always comes to mind when one of my supposedly close friend can't remember the four letter which make up the sport which has physically and mental tortured me for the previous week while they have been posting picture of their cat on facebook
As the judoka progresses, he will learn to handle extreme physical exertion and suffering, but there is one thing that will push his endurance to its very limits. This occurs in social encounters with friends from the during a lull in the conversation, suddenly flatten their palms and do some weird movements while asking, ĎAre you still doing the old . . . karate?
"You do Tai Chi? How does it make you feel?"
*horrible approximation of cloud hands or something*
"Pain and frustration mainly"
I just tell people I do "Kung Fu" now.
"Oh cool, I do <insert mythical Eastern MA here>. It's really vicious, every strike is a kill strike! Like I can collapse people's windpipes with one punch...."
Good god, I hate this one. One of my friends insists on telling people how "dangerous" I am. I can pick my own fights, thanks.
"This is my friend. He does martial arts. He's a ninja/he can beat you/20 guys up." this is pretty dangerous. If someone suggests this, it probably means they just want you around so they can start ****.
The nice thing about muay thai is that you typically only get two types of responses. The first, and by far the most common, is people who have no idea what it is, the "What, mai tai, isn't that a drink?" crowd. The much smaller group is people already familiar with combat sports who actually know what I'm talking about.
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