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  1. Dochter is offline

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    2/15/2005 12:06pm

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Hell even ronin didn't have a clear idea of what bjj was when he first came here, and he actually cares about fighting for fighting's sake. In contrast to your example of rap, everyone in music (and out) knew what rap was, even if they didn't like it and thought it was just a fad (which due to its staying power it clearly wasn't).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asia
    1) There have been FADs that lasted more than a decade. "brief amount of time" is realitve. RAP was considered a FAD when it started in the 70s. From what I hear its still around.
    Just to reiterate, rap clearly was not a fad. It is more popular now than it was then. Unless you want to argue that the fad is peaking now, 20 years after general awareness of rap, and that now the fad will start to diminish.

    If we want to argue that fads follow 60+ year cycles, I quit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dochter
    Say 'bjj' to a martial artists and many of them won't know what you're talking about.
    If I said Verlet Integration to a Video Games programmer they probably wouldn't know what I was talking about either, but within the Phyiscs engine side of video games programming this became a massive fad for a while. The technology had kind of worked, and people just decided that was it - it was proven - so they used it to.

    Proven for that game (in this case Hitman fact fans). Not for everthing. You need to experiment with something to find out whether it fits your needs first. Most of us are getting our interest in BJJ from a huge third party interest (like this thread) - and in that respect it's a fad.
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    2/15/2005 1:07pm

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    With the level of BJJ fanboism i'd be hard pressed not to be believe its a fad.
    The majority of practioners seem to suffer from a benign superiority complex.
    BJJ is not the answer to everthing look at all the top ten three lists.
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    i dont think its only effectiveness that makes BJJers think its superior....

    BJJers tell me that its also alot of fun and they make good friends at class and that its a great workout too.
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    id rather grapple a girl than chi sao patty cake their arms. :sex:
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    Posted On:
    2/15/2005 1:16pm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dochter
    Hell even ronin didn't have a clear idea of what bjj was when he first came here...
    Yeah, but he's from Canada.

    The internet is not real life
    Now you are just being cruel.
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    This is true, I was unaware of the scoop of BJJ, I though it was just a system dedicated to ground grappling based on judo, oh wait...

    As for the fad thing, well if v1o says its a fad, then I guess it ISN'T, so there.
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    2/15/2005 2:11pm

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    Quote Originally Posted by v1o
    With the level of BJJ fanboism i'd be hard pressed not to be believe its a fad.
    internet=/=rest of world.
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    Posted On:
    2/15/2005 2:15pm

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I voted, yes it's a fad but fads can have merit and be legitimate and continue long after the "fad" part is over.

    Sliced bread was fad. Being a lesbian in college is a fad.
    They both endure.
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