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  1. Gezere is offline
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by Reese
    Martial arts in general have become more about feeling holy and posturing and blind adherance to ancient rules than learning to actually survive mortal combat.

    *hovering in Lotus posture* Martial Arts having to do with fighting! How barbaric!*continues to focus chi* :5yinyang:

    Fads tend to be quick and easy.
    Not true at all. Again look at BREAKDANCING. It took WORK to be good at it. I reached its peak in the 80s but you can still find pple doing it today. Again, being a FAD doesn't mean its not effective or will go away.
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    Posted On:
    2/14/2005 4:25am


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    Not true at all.
    Fair, I'm definitely making a strong generalization. I'm trying to think of some others that'd fall in the same category, now. Not good at this hour!

    A fashion that is taken up with great enthusiasm for a brief period of time; a craze.
    Dictionary.com's definition of 'fad'. Is breakdancing actually considered a fad, or a distinct style of dance? After spending the months/years studying BJJ/breakdancing/whatever, its longevity should be increased. Since they've already done the work, why let it end?
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  3. Gezere is offline
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    Posted On:
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    NOW a distinct style of dance. THEN a FAD. Along with the parachute pants, sleeveless Jackson jackets, and mulitcolored bandanas.
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    Posted On:
    2/14/2005 9:03am


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    Wait, you mean parachute pants are not in fashion anymore?
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    Posted On:
    2/14/2005 9:30am

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Definately not a fad. BJJ has been in the US over 10 years and keeps getting bigger. Fads don't last nearly as long.
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    Posted On:
    2/14/2005 11:31am

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    Okay, how many people train bjj?

    How many people train in some variant of tkd/karate mcdojos?

    The number isn't even close. The only place bjj can even be considered a fad is on the internet where you have a lot of young, bored and computer literate people willing to flame and postwhore on the topic and post pictures of people getting beatup.
    Where I live there is one bjj school (where I train) and maybe two actual mma schools. The combined enrollment of these schools doesn't equal even the adult enrollment of the one mcdojo we're currently renting space from.
    No way is bjj a fad, most martial artisists don't even have more than a vague impression of what it is beyond being able to make gay jokes about it.
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Around here there are two BJJ schools (and two JKD schools that have some level of BJJ) compared to about 20 or more Karate and TKD schools. One Karate school has more black belts than the entire student enrollment of both BJJ schools. Like I said it's just not popular enough to be considered a fad.
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    Posted On:
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    I would disagree Tyler. It's a sport/art that is just beginning it's growth phase. Five years from now, those BJJ schools should be well established (assuming they have some business saavy), and will probably rival the Karate school in size. People will probably start training Karate, then 'graduate' to BJJ.
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    Posted On:
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Wrestling/submission grappling has been around for a long long time.

    Refering to the above as BJJ is in my opinion a fad. Doesn't make it any less effective though.
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    Posted On:
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Haven't you seen that reality show with Courture and Liddel?

    [whispers] fad.
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