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    Quote Originally Posted by Golddust420 View Post
    The western idea of what a martial art is, is farther from not even knowing what that term means. As a professional myself I would never dare to share my opinion unless instructed. A subject that for me is extremely personal and deserves great respect. My experience has shown me the difference. Martial arts has nothing to do with sports or competition. I see it constantly. Be it, I have never competed or been in a match. How I would do, I always wonder. And there is an attraction there. However the idea of fighting in itself is a mistake.

    Martial arts to me is unity
    I just rolled at someone else's gym during an open mat after a invitational tournament, tore my ribs on the first roll, and got my ass kicked for about an hour after that, often by people with 1/5 of my training time.
    Real martial arts, if martial arts are a thing, are often ugly, surprising, and respect no one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Golddust420 View Post
    The western idea of what a martial art is, is farther from not even knowing what that term means. As a professional myself I would never dare to share my opinion unless instructed. A subject that for me is extremely personal and deserves great respect. My experience has shown me the difference. Martial arts has nothing to do with sports or competition. I see it constantly. Be it, I have never competed or been in a match. How I would do, I always wonder. And there is an attraction there. However the idea of fighting in itself is a mistake.

    Martial arts to me is unity
    This looks an awful lot like you sharing your opinion.

    Are you from the West?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WFMurphyPhD View Post
    I just rolled at someone else's gym during an open mat after a invitational tournament, tore my ribs on the first roll, and got my ass kicked for about an hour after that, often by people with 1/5 of my training time.
    Real martial arts, if martial arts are a thing, are often ugly, surprising, and respect no one.
    That sounds very unifying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrouchyOldMan View Post
    That sounds very unifying.
    My ribs will probably be unified again in 2-6 weeks, thank you very little.

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    We should probably make a tournament of some sort that allows "real martial artists" to test their skills without actually having to go against each other. Like, everyone gets together and shows what they can do in a cage but they don't touch each other. Just a whole heap of people showing off their most deadly kata, pressure point, and Ki/Chi mastery.

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    So if I study a martial art that was fathered in the east but nurtured motherly in the west, does that mean that my idea of martial arts is eastern or western? Or am I mixed, like weastern martial arts or something? Or is it more fluid, like sometimes I'm eastern and sometimes I'm western, depending on my mood?

    Oh god, I'm so confused.

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    Quote Originally Posted by battlefields View Post
    We should probably make a tournament of some sort that allows "real martial artists" to test their skills without actually having to go against each other. Like, everyone gets together and shows what they can do in a cage but they don't touch each other. Just a whole heap of people showing off their most deadly kata, pressure point, and Ki/Chi mastery.

    We'll call it the Ultimate Unifiers Championship, the UUC.
    I'll bring some spoons to bend with my chi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by battlefields View Post
    We should probably make a tournament of some sort that allows "real martial artists" to test their skills without actually having to go against each other. Like, everyone gets together and shows what they can do in a cage but they don't touch each other. Just a whole heap of people showing off their most deadly kata, pressure point, and Ki/Chi mastery.

    We'll call it the Ultimate Unifiers Championship, the UUC.
    Unfortunately, we already have kata competitions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golddust420 View Post
    The western idea of what a martial art is, is farther from not even knowing what that term means. As a professional myself I would never dare to share my opinion unless instructed. A subject that for me is extremely personal and deserves great respect. My experience has shown me the difference. Martial arts has nothing to do with sports or competition. I see it constantly. Be it, I have never competed or been in a match. How I would do, I always wonder. And there is an attraction there. However the idea of fighting in itself is a mistake.

    Martial arts to me is unity
    Why are you even here dude?

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