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    Quote Originally Posted by run.away View Post
    James P Shannon Late Executive Director of the Minneapolis Foundation, wrote this many years ago: The tradition of respectful argument. Shannon JP, 1976. In Controversy in Surgery. Varco RL, Delaney JP, eds. WB Saunders Company One mark of an educated man is his ability to differ without becoming angry, sarcastic or discourteous. Such a man recognizes that in contingent matters there will always be a place for legitimate difference of opinion. He knows that he is not infallible, he respects the honesty and intellectual intergrity of other men and presumes all men are men of integrity until they are proven to be otherwise. He is prepared to listen to them when their superior wisdom has something of value to teach him. He is slow to anger and always confident that truth can always defend itself and state its own case without specious arguments, and emotional displays of personal pressures. This is not to say that he abandons his position easily. If his be a disciplined mind, he does not lightly forsake the intellectual ground he has won at great cost. He yields only to evidence, proof or demonstration. He is neither angered nor shocked by new evidence of public vulgarity or blindness. He is rather prepared to see in these expected human weaknesses compelling reason for more compassion, better rhetoric, stronger evidence on his part. He seeks always to persuade and seldom to denounce. The ability to defend ones position with spirit and conviction; to evaluate accurately the conflicting opinions of others and to retain ones confidence in the ultimate power of truth to carry its own weight, are necessary talents in any society, but espacially so in our democratic world. In our day and in our land, there is some evidence that these virtues are in short supply. The venerable tradition of respectful argumenatation, based on evidence, conducted with courtesy, and leading to exposition of truth, is a precious part of our heritage in this land of freedom. It is the duty of dedicated men to understand, appreciate and perpetuate this tradition.
    STFU. Seriously.

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    this really sucks but it is happening i went to a champion submission tournament a few weeks back and a white belt girl with three months experience was keeping up with a blue belt who had ten pounds on her. It was sad but that either means our white belts are amazing after three months or the quality of blue belts from the other school is very low.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alcocer View Post
    this really sucks but it is happening i went to a champion submission tournament a few weeks back and a white belt girl with three months experience was keeping up with a blue belt who had ten pounds on her. It was sad but that either means our white belts are amazing after three months or the quality of blue belts from the other school is very low.
    No, it means you're making a broad conclusion from very little evidence.

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    Allright Bullies.... Here is your list of People to Choke
    Powers Martial Arts Academy is a Affiliate School of the Gracie Jiu Jitsu Pedro Sauer Team, and Ed Powers Trains under Master Sauer and other instructors in the association since 2007

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alcocer View Post
    this really sucks but it is happening i went to a champion submission tournament a few weeks back and a white belt girl with three months experience was keeping up with a blue belt who had ten pounds on her. It was sad but that either means our white belts are amazing after three months or the quality of blue belts from the other school is very low.
    Maybe he was enjoying himself too much to end it quick. Ever think of that?
    "Judo is a study of techniques with which you may kill if you wish to kill, injure if you wish to injure, subdue if you wish to subdue, and, when attacked, defend yourself" - Jigoro Kano (1889)
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    "The judoist has no time to allow himself a margin for error, especially in a situation upon which his or another person's very life depends...."
    ~ The Secret of Judo (Jiichi Watanabe & Lindy Avakian), p.19

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    Powers Isshinryu Karate Academy is an Affiliate School of Gracie Jiu Jitsu Pedro Sauer Team since 2007. Ed Powers trains under Master Sauer and other association instructors. We are no longer affiliated with the IBJJA.

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    Powers Isshinryu Karate Academy is an Affiliate school of Gracie Jiu- Jitsu Pedro Sauer Team since 2007. Ed Powers Trains under Master Sauer and other association instructors.

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