Thread: Thornton Does Iceland
4/26/2006 10:42pm, #11
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Every martial artist needs to see this video on his first day of class.
4/27/2006 12:18am, #12
Definatly an awesome video. If only there was some way to clean the audio up a bit
4/27/2006 12:40am, #13Originally Posted by JKing
I think it would've been good for the audience to do some ultra light sparring against one of Thorton's friends, or see them doing something similar. While I appreciate that he used BJJ to demonstrate his concepts, I think it was even more obscure to the audience to see something they had no idea about as an example for a concept that they (at first) didn't understand. Showing some basic boxing would at least be in the realm of striking.
4/27/2006 12:53am, #14
“Place you hand on his hip…other hip.”
Sorry just had to do it.
Now that I have done a little trolling, this is a great video.
As someone who started in Judo the whole “aliveness” thing is nothing new, we call it Randori, and have since 1882. What is great about this video is that it shows people who have never seen “alive” training what it is, and that it is the only way to learn a Martial Art.
”Every once and a while some guy will show up at one of my seminars with camouflage pants on an three knives and they will ask me, like, street fighting questions or commando questions and its completely ridiculous”.
Love the comment on conditioning. The fact is that real martial arts require aliveness, which goes hand in hand with conditioning, and most people are not willing to do this. People want the quick and easy way.
God, that guy that tried to equate a classical musician who practices alone to Martial Arts is a moron! The musician is actually playing the instrument. It is like saying that you can learn to play an instrument by only practicing your fingering! Or that “Air Guitar” teaches you to play zeppelin! **** I have a headache.
I guess I just do not get it, I guess I am just naive, why anyone would anyone train in a style that does not spar, what is the point fucking point?
I do have a few questions. What is the date on this video (2003, 2004?) and in what school was he speaking? Most importantly, what word never crossed his lips, but should have?
4/27/2006 2:14pm, #15
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The best setting I found for the audio was to use VLC player [it was the only player that worked for the download on my computer], click "headphones" under the equalizer menu, and actually use headphones to listen to it.
After I started to hear some of the questions, it sounded like he was blunt to the point of being callous when he replied. I'm not saying he needs to tiptoe through tulips with these assholes, but...
4/27/2006 3:44pm, #16
[QUOTE=OlorinAs someone who started in Judo the whole “aliveness” thing is nothing new, we call it Randori, and have since 1882.[/QUOTE]
Which is precisely why judo guys (or gals) can throw you, whereas aikido folks... well... they are nice people."You know what I like about you, William? You like guns AND meditation."
4/27/2006 3:44pm, #17
Someone transcribe all the dialog into a post ;)
4/27/2006 9:30pm, #18Originally Posted by AesopianKungfoolss, Scourge of the theory-based stylists, Most Feared man at Bullshido.com, and the Preeminent Force in the martial arts political arena
4/27/2006 9:37pm, #19
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