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  1. jnp is offline
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    I have trained in the art of hugging men in pajamas, I mean BJJ, for 13 years. I am not a master. Frankly I doubt I'll ever be one.

    This is of no concern to me. It is enough for me to simply train in an art that I love 2-4 times a week.

    As far as I'm concerned, the moment you stop considering yourself a student is the moment you begin hampering your learning process.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CapnMunchh View Post
    Want to be a master already? I recommend the condensed MFMA course. Grandmaster Daw will get you squared away with a 10th degree in hardly any time at all. No cardio, no problem.
    Damn, someone said it before I could.
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    I was going to give a semi-serious answer until I read something about not being okay with cardio. I mean, who does that? I hate running as much as the next non-runner, but really?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jnp View Post
    As far as I'm concerned, the moment you stop considering yourself a student is the moment you begin hampering your learning process.
    I couldn't agree more. I've been a student / practitioner of the martial arts for thirty-two years and haven't mastered it yet.
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    The only real masters are dead. If you are alive, you can practice and improve every day you are still on this rock in this dimension.

    Even when you get old, you can still practice and modify what you do. You can teach and learn more about your material as you present it. You have to think and be able to not only demonstrate but explain.

    So for me, there is no such word. Strive to make a little progress every day.







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    I have no idea what a master is, so no idea why or why not I'm not a master (or hell, maybe I am a master and don't know it!)

    Technically I'm supposed to be one I guess. Often the term gets used in Chinese martial arts as an English equivalent to sifu, and it weirded me out seeing that next to my name. Call me guro, call me sifu, save the master **** for someone else.
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    I'm not a master cause I don't have $90.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Left Jab View Post
    #2-I have chronic low back pain/injury for 30 yrs and insomnia and cannot deal with arts where cardio is as important as principals and tactics.
    Then why bother with Martial Arts. The Loser of the fight is often the first person who gets tired. If your cardio is shitty, you will always lose. Get off the mat and get on a treadmill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slamdunc View Post
    I couldn't agree more. I've been a student / practitioner of the martial arts for thirty-two years and haven't mastered it yet.
    I guess it depends on what you mean by "master". People often talk about never mastering X, but if you have teaching permission/responsibility then to some degree you have mastered it. Lots of us have problems coming to terms with our seniority in our organizations, or maybe even some false modesty about it. Wayne Muramoto wrote a nice article on becoming sensei, you can read it here.
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    I'm not fat.

    No pony tail.

    No pencil neck.

    No mispronounced 'n' misunderstood kanji/hanzi/pansy in my 'martial art'.

    No solo momz-basement vids where I nervously 'strike' a bag.

    No passion-in-my-(magic)-pants.

    No 'certs' in characters I will never understand.

    No ever-growing list of total strangers whom I've accused of paedophilia.

    No mail-order dan-certification business.

    A job and some semblance of a life.

    I actually meet people, face-to-face, in real life.

    I do not possess a list of ready excuses to avoid putting my 'skills' to the test against actual martial artists (or against anyone, really).
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