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    Quote Originally Posted by crowey

    edit: we don't have any codes or ethics beyond, don't be a dick.
    What the **** is this then:

    The Four Wude
    "JIE"...@
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    JIE... Don't show
    or use moves
    thoughtlessly.
    GON... Practice
    without neglect.
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    DAN... Judge with
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    YI... Do not
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    Quote Originally Posted by GuiltySpark
    if you at your level of training was sparing against someone who was there on their first day would you go full out and beat the **** out of them or would you tone it down and take it easy on them (compared to sparing against someone your own level or above)
    I'd personally consider that a code of conduct or ethics.
    like I said, our code is don't be a dick.
    not being a dick covers many things, like not destroying the newbies in their first sparring session.

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    If you do an activity where you have to cooperate with other human beings, there MUST be a certain level of respect, and an understanding of what's acceptable behavior. This has nothing to do with spirituality, or a martial "code" like bushido (which I was pretty sure just came down to "obey your master"), it's just about being a reasonable human being or getting your ass kicked out of the school for being a jackass. There've never been any spoken rules at any school I've gone to, it's just expected that people not be assholes, and generally that's how things go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Jones
    What the **** is this then:

    The Four Wude
    "JIE"...@
    "GON"...@
    "DAN"...@
    "YI"...@
    p46====
    JIE... Don't show
    or use moves
    thoughtlessly.
    GON... Practice
    without neglect.
    p47----
    DAN... Judge with
    a clear mind.
    YI... Do not
    hesitate to do the
    right thing.
    no idea, but we don't do that ****.
    my club doesn't really go in for all the traditional stuff.

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    and spirituality doesn't mean being nice or respectful, it just means believing in the human soul or the metaphysical.
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I wish Mr. Mantis was here so he could explain what the heck a wude is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuiltySpark
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    Do you think spirituality has a place in modern martial arts?
    No, there is not a "spiritual" element to MA. There is a "mental" aspect, don't confuse the two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Jones
    I wish Mr. Mantis was here so he could explain what the heck a wude is.
    I have no idea.

    I started making my post above after the first post, got a call, now this is on the 2nd page already. Sheesh...
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    like I said, our code is don't be a dick.
    not being a dick covers many things, like not destroying the newbies in their first sparring session.
    Touche :) That leaves a lot to the imagination but it also covers a lot of ground. And what a perfect code that is, don't be an asshole.

    and spirituality doesn't mean being nice or respectful, it just means believing in the human soul or the metaphysical.
    Good point, I was looking for those words. Makes sence that the whole spiritual thing is when someone tries to impart some metaphysical aspect to their martial arts.
    "When you perform this move you must invision the spirit of water, acepting an attack without form" bla bla.


    No, there is not a "spiritual" element to MA. There is a "mental" aspect, don't confuse the two.
    Interesting way of wording it. Whats the difference between mental and spiritual?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuiltySpark

    Interesting way of wording it. Whats the difference between mental and spiritual?
    If you have to ask...
    In the most general of terms, "mental" involves the human mind, while "spiritual" involves the human spirit.
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