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    I am not a troll, but I like this site because it discusses the bullshit in martial arts. I bet all those oriental masters write back home bragging about about how much they charge us stupid americans for the most ridiculous things: breathing, humming, chanting, learning to count in korean, japanese, or chinese, silly uniforms, impressive certificates, staring at a stupid candle, worthless exercises, mind numbing katas, and ridiculous toys (I meant weapons..LOL ).

    Ever watch a pre ww2 japanese movie? Wow those guys really liked dressing up for each other. And those traditional ancient korean military costumes (I mean uniforms) worn on special occasions are a hoot.

    ps...I left out patches, gotta have patches.

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    I've always sort of known this. I realize that I will always suck, and that's okay. The only reason I do this is for fun.

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    No such thing as over training, just improper eating and improper resting.

    At least that's what I've noticed so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Permalost View Post
    Especially considering that plenty of said dojos spend a lot of time explaining things while everyone stands around, between short bouts of light exercise.
    And in many places they do drills that consist of people lining up one after the other to do a pair set with a fixed "target", or round robin drills, with only one pair at a time while the others watch so that far more time is spent in the queque or the circle watching than doing drills. I think that is a hold-over from the customary lack of available equipment and adequate training space that people have accepted as "that is how it is done".

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    Addendum

    6. Wing Chun is for pussies

    7. Taekwondo is for pussies

    8. Karate is for pussies

    9. Taekwondo is for pussies

    10. BJJ is for pussies

    11. Kenmpo is for pussies

    12. Jeet Kune Do is for pussies

    13. Japanese jujutsu is for pussies

    14. Pencock Silat is for pussies

    15. Aikido is for pussies

    16. Aikido is for pussies

    17. Ninjutsu is for pussies

    18. Hapkido is for pussies

    19. Systema is for pussies

    20. Kung-Fu is for pussies

    21. Krav Maga is for pussies

    22. Dillman's pressure point karate is for pussies

    23. Dux Ryu is for pussies

    24. Bart Vale's ShootfightingTM is for pussies

    25. Purina Cat Chow is for pussies

    26. Don't do any of these styles, unless you are a *****

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holy Moment View Post
    Addendum

    6. Wing Chun is for pussies

    7. Taekwondo is for pussies

    8. Karate is for pussies

    9. Taekwondo is for pussies

    10. BJJ is for pussies

    11. Kenmpo is for pussies

    12. Jeet Kune Do is for pussies

    13. Japanese jujutsu is for pussies

    14. Pencock Silat is for pussies

    15. Aikido is for pussies

    16. Aikido is for pussies

    17. Ninjutsu is for pussies

    18. Hapkido is for pussies

    19. Systema is for pussies

    20. Kung-Fu is for pussies

    21. Krav Maga is for pussies

    22. Dillman's pressure point karate is for pussies

    23. Dux Ryu is for pussies

    24. Bart Vale's ShootfightingTM is for pussies

    25. Purina Cat Chow is for pussies

    26. Don't do any of these styles, unless you are a *****

    I think I am beginning to see a pattern here...

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    When introducing my kata at one tournament, I proclaimed that it was the "Ya Ba Da Ba Do" style and Barney Rubble was my sensei. The poor judges were so brain dead from watching all those boring forms executed by retards, there wasn't even a smirk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twan55 View Post
    ....Basically, I go to Judo (and BJJ) because I want to be able to defend myself in case of an attack. I am 48 years old, and for pretty much all my life I've felt extremely vulnerable because I never knew how to fight and was always scared shitless of getting attacked and/or humiliated by some nasty fuckhead somewhere, somehow. The mere idea of having to fight someone just absolutely terrified me.

    But now, after four years of Judo and one year of BJJ I don't quite feel that way. I'm don't feel like some big-shot tough guy who can kick anyone's ass or anything-- not even close; I don't think of myself as a good fighter at all. But I do, however, feel less scared. I feel calmer now- exponentially calmer and less terrified. And although I'm still 100% a *****, I'm a much less frantic one, a much less "lost" one. If something happened now- if some guy in a bar (or restaurant, or subway car, or on the sidewalk) started **** with me and it was on- I'd still piss my pants, but at least I'd do so while trying to get grips for Tai Otoshi. So yeah I may be (sorry: am) a shitty martial artist, but at least I'm not mentally a complete basket case when it comes to fighting. A few years of training have given me a smidgen of peace of mind at least.....
    In my opinion, that calmer feeling IS self defense, to some extent. I switched from Aikijutsu to Kyokushin shortly after an encounter at the bar. It didn't turn into a fight, but the guy was a little scary, got in my head and it made me feel like I wasn't prepared for it. In the first two weeks of Kyokushin, I had been hit and kicked more times than most people probably have happen in their entire lives. 5 months later, I entered and fought in (and got destroyed in) my first full contact tournament. THAT was scary. I was absolutely, pants shittingly terrified stepping on that mat the first time....

    ....BUT something funny started happening in my normal life. Like you said, the "calm". If someone started talking at the bar, I would just address them calmly. In my mind I'm thinking: "I know what it's like to be hit. I get hit all the time. I know what it feels like. How about you, ************?" It's not that you think you're going to win every fight suddenly. It's just that you don't really care and you're certainly not going to be surprised by adrenaline.

    The other thing I discovered, and was amused by, is that most people, even big dudes, have no idea what it's like to take a shin to their thigh. I had a friend of mine, a full grown man who's been in plenty of fights, ask me to kick him in such a fashion so he could feel it. I gave him about 15-20% to his thigh, and he almost went down. At the very least, it bought me a second and a half, had it been a real fight. My point is, yeah, Plasma is right. YOU and I do suck, but because of your training, the % of people who suck way way worse is increased. Couple that with the fact that most trained people don't go around looking for fights, and I don't think that your increased sense of well being is misplaced.
    Quote Originally Posted by Devil View Post
    That's the most Krav thing I've ever read. That's Kravver than a ************...

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    so someone at the bar grabs you , and is going to just stand there while you grab him with both your paws, rotate, and do a sweep to his shin? Good luck finding someone that is that big of a moron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twan55 View Post
    Basically, I go to Judo (and BJJ) because I want to be able to defend myself in case of an attack. I am 48 years old, and for pretty much all my life I've felt extremely vulnerable because I never knew how to fight and was always scared shitless of getting attacked and/or humiliated by some nasty fuckhead somewhere, somehow. The mere idea of having to fight someone just absolutely terrified me.
    This is what I really don't fucking get.
    Your 48, in those 48 years when the **** did you ever HAVE to defend yourself, from the way you wrote it sounds like never.
    Why expend energy on something that simply isn't part of your life?
    At 48 its not likely to all of a sudden become something.

    This isn't directed at you, its all the people who don't feel safe despite the fact that they have been pretty damn safe their whole life.
    Of the single rapier fight between valiant men, having both skill, he that is the best wrestler, or if neither of them can wrestle, the strongest man most commonly kills the other, or leaves him at his mercy.
    ĖGeorge Silver, Paradoxes of Defence

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