The man they call FoM
Posted On:5/08/2003 7:51pm
I loved it. Thanks for putting it up.
El Guapo says, ""You can buy muscles, but you can't buy COJONES!"
The Wastrel - So attractive he HAS to be a woman.
Posted On:5/08/2003 10:49pm
Style: Karate, Wrestling
Great article. I think the TKD guy's story goes to show you that if you train hard enough in just about anything, you can end up being a flower arranger that can beat the crap out of a heavyweight boxer. I love how he didn't know he could break bricks until he tried; forgive me for mentioning this, but it reminds me of the scene where Mr. Miyagi chops the heads off of three bottles sitting on his truck. Daniel-san asks him, "How'd you do that?" and he goes, "Don't know. First time."
"The morning glory blooms for an hour. It differs not at heart from the giant pine, which lives for a thousand years."
Posted On:5/09/2003 12:13am
Hey - really great article Hap03! It lost nothing in translation - was really well written and you made some good points about the sale of MA systems in the West as leisure activities.
Be careful not to generalise about all Westerners not needing to use their training on a day-to-day basis though. Remember, many people live in low-income/high-crime areas in major cities or face confrontation on a nightly basis as security personnel.
Meaningful discussion is (mostly) why I visit Bullshido.us! Keep it up!
Posted On:5/09/2003 12:40am
Style: Submission Wrestling.
This should be posted as an article, will read later
"Wrestling is the Martial Art of America";
"If you don't know how to wrestle you don't know how to fight, that's the prerequisite to fighting" David Tank Abbott
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Posted On:5/09/2003 11:26am
Style: 10th Planet JJ
Blade: I noticed that nobody reads these articles, and I spent entierly too much time translating this thing for it to go unread.
You say what about my rice?
Posted On:5/09/2003 11:29am
RuttenTooten : Thanks for the compliment. The article is actually a lot better written than this. In my translation it comes off a lot more melodramatic than it was supposed to be.
And I agree with you that the author generalizes quite a bit, but I think he describes the situation pretty accurately. There are exceptions, off course, but the vast majority of martial arts here look exactly the way he described.
Posted On:5/09/2003 12:19pm
Style: Be Happy
I have to agree that article was terrific!
"Do what thou wilt is the whole of the Law"
Ghost of Charles Dickens
Posted On:5/09/2003 12:27pm
Great article/post. I'll try not to be sad about the Hapkido comments, but overall, actually very inspiring. Thanks, HAPKO3
Posted On:5/09/2003 1:07pm
I'll try not to be sad about the Hapkido comments?
What do you mean?
Posted On:5/09/2003 1:31pm
The whole hand holding/high jumps thing. Either the author has some bad experiences with the Hapkido schools there, or he is misunderstanding the idea of defensively jumping/rolling over a kote gaeshi or similar wrist or elbow lock technique. Seems kinda dismissive, without much information. Otherwise, I agree with everything.
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