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  1. Bang! is offline
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    supporting memberBullshido Newbie
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Oh, and they should be the sole inheritor of a secret and highly deadly style of martial arts as taught to them by their family friend/father's military buddy/adoptive uncle/handyman.
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    I hold a high degree in MA. A guy came in and asked me if I was a Master. I told him I would drop any my students on their head if they called me Master. I hate that term.
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    Master is a term that means lazy.

    I'm the master, do it again 1,000 times, then come see me.

    Oh, and you forgot to pay me $1,000 for telling you to do it again 1,000 times.
    Omega said it all.
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    Apparently you get to be a master past black belt.

    http://www.cvbba.co.uk/instruct.htm

    kick ass, that means im a master 3 times bitches..
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     Style: Short fat wimp style MMA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repulsive Monkey
    If someone (myself, for example) asked me what a master looked like, I would say that I expect complete and highly nuanced control over a minimum of all basic manoeuvres or movements within their domain. Any extant flaws should be pretty much imperceptible to anyone who doesn’t have substantial skill in a similar area. A master should be able to improvise cogently and effectively, as well as explain the most complicated material using simple concepts and clear language. A master should at no times display suckage, since even drunk and blindfolded, they will operate at a highly competent level.
    Yeah, no masters. Not a lot of point in the thread then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Masutatsu Oyama
    The practice of a technique only begins after 1,000 repetitions, and only reaches maturity after 10,000 repetitions.
    Or something to that effect.
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    Posted On:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega
    I hold a high degree in MA. A guy came in and asked me if I was a Master. I told him I would drop any my students on their head if they called me Master. I hate that term.
    You seem to like it when you are clad in leather with a cat-o-ninetails!:ohyea7qh:
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    It's pretty beat up, but it is a complete copy....

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    Someone with a high level of Mastery over the martial arts can say they don't wanna be called master. Someone like Omega has earned that right.

    The rest of you are just making excuses.


    and the thread is also about what you consider to be mastery of an art, not what you want to be called. If you do not have a quantified set of requirements to use to gauge this, what do you use?

    "If anything is gained from this, it should be you both wanting to get better so you can make up for how crappy you are now." KidSpatula about the Sirc vs DTT Gong Sau Event
    Until the Bulltube is fixed:
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  10. Omega Supreme is offline

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr._Tzun_Tzu
    Someone with a high level of Mastery over the martial arts can say they don't wanna be called master. Someone like Omega has earned that right.

    The rest of you are just making excuses.


    and the thread is also about what you consider to be mastery of an art, not what you want to be called. If you do not have a quantified set of requirements to use to gauge this, what do you use?
    I've actual said it a few time (asia put away the whip), no I mean what it is to be a master. That's a title bestowed upon you by your peers and students. If you force somebody to call you master than you are no master at all. If you appear to be a master then you are. Sort of like an asshole, everybody calls me an asshole therefore I must be......wait that didn't come out right.
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