10/04/2004 3:49pm, #11
10/04/2004 3:50pm, #12Originally posted by I Choke You
But WCL I thought BJJ guys challenged everyone, everywhere, all the time :D?
At least in my gym, we have muay thai, capoeira, TKD and BJJ. Naturally the BJJ and MT crowd tend to snob the other guys...
Q. Does capoeira work?
A. Yeah, tuesdays and fridays, from 20:30 to 21:30. Otherwise no.
...but so far no challenge matches, no.
Oh, there was a case my coach told me about an overweight, middle aged japanese guy who challenged some MT students last year, but he got his ass handed to him and never came back.That civilisation may not sink,
Its great battle lost,
Quiet the dog, tether the pony
To a distant post;
Our master Caesar is in the tent
Where the maps are spread,
His eyes fixed upon nothing,
A hand under his head.
- W.B. Yeats
10/04/2004 3:51pm, #13
The problem with that, Choke, is because the system's already flooded with bullshido "Masters", the governing board would likely be comprised mostly of those types.
Unfortunately, we, and common sense, are the only things currently in place to keep people from wasting their money on nonsense when they're looking to learn how to defend themselves.
10/04/2004 3:53pm, #14
Yeah...although what would be good is a BBB for MA, I guess that's what the site's here for.
10/04/2004 4:16pm, #15
Stupid people should be punished."Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities." – Voltaire.
10/04/2004 5:55pm, #16
i can sense things without contact. for example, i can sense farts. don't ask me how, i just can.
10/04/2004 7:15pm, #17
There was a MA control board for the state of Victoria in Australia aronud 10 years ago. It eventually disbanded itself because of several problems which my instructor told me about. They had to interview instructors to see if they knew their stuff but my coach started asking them questions such as "How do you define a martial art?" They couldn't do it. They said "Any asian fighting art". Then when asked another question they couldn't explain why kendo was a martial art, but fencing wasn't. They also encountered problems because no-one was really paid to be on the board, and it cost them their own time and money to go around to check out different schools.
Government control of martial arts is always going to fail because unless the instructor jumps in the ring to fight, he can't really prove that what he's doing will work. And what happens to all the sixty year old guys who can no longer fight but are good teachers? Plus, you'd get all the goofballs saying "Our art is too deadly to use for sparring" etc, and a government minister who doesn't know any better would probably believe them. Unfortunately there really doesn't seem to be any solution other than "Let the buyer beware".
10/04/2004 7:51pm, #18
Aliveness. Pretty mucc, I guess the frist level would be, can the instructor kick your head off or knock you out? Can the instructor force people down for a destructive joint lock? Or does the opponent jump away or let the guy do it. Then how harcore can you get in the style, and how high level are the skills.
I've never seen a style, or method, or even read about a style that lets people sense things around them with aura chi. I've never heard of that being taught anywhere before. Although if you absorb sick chi I bet you'd feel it.
10/04/2004 8:13pm, #19
- Join Date
- Jan 2004
"Experts" in MA should be in the arena, not behind a desk. Once you put on the "tie and white socks" you become corrupt.
10/04/2004 8:35pm, #20
You shouldn't be wearing white socks with a tie, assuming you're wearing formal shoes to go with the tie. White socks with dark shoes? Oh my, such a faux pas!Tough is not how you act, tough is how you train.