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  1. Martial Cartoonist is offline

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    7/13/2003 7:00am


     Style: Shou Shu

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    Yeah... right.

    I just get back here, and the first thing I see is somebody saying "this isn't the way martial artists should act."

    Is there a particular way we SHOULD act, just because we study MA?

    I personally don't think so. There are all types of people in MA, from the sportsman to the asshole, from the wise-and-grey old fella who likes to throw you a mile to the hardass ex-military guy who was really just an extra in Rambo III.

    I just needed to rant (lightly) and get it off my chest.

    My skill with a sword is formidable. My skill with the s-word is flat-out lethal.
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    all the decent ma i know act responsibly, have maturity, arnt showoffs, dont take things too seriously, have a sense of humour and have normally been in quite a few dodgy situations, normally avoid fights if they can, and if they cant throw down hard and fast.
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    Well, there is supposed to be a certain code that martial artists follow, take Chinese styles for example, we're supposed to follow the 4 laws of the Wu De. Much like the tenets of TKD, the Budo for the Japanese stylists etc...

    I just generally try and follow the laws, i think hanging out with Monks has helped with it.

    By the way, Martial Cartoonist, i love your cartoons, keep up the great work!
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    Posted On:
    7/13/2003 9:34am


     

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    MARTIAL:

    adj 1: (of persons) befitting a warrior; "a military bearing" [syn: soldierly, soldierlike, warriorlike] 2: suggesting war or military life [syn: warlike] 3: or or relating to the armed forces; "martial law" [syn: martial(a)]

    I think the word martial sums up in "Dicipline". If you are a fighter, it doesn't mean you are a martial artist. There's a code, mostly of values a person should have, not only a martial artist.

    What i've seen the most, is that martial artist often don't fight unless is a really important matter, because of the damage they can cause and most of all, a martial artist must persue internal peace.
    At least thats what i think.
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    7/13/2003 9:35am


     

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    Forget M.A.

    There are ways a CIVILIZED HUMAN BEING is expected to act. M.A. has only a little to add to that (with power comes responsibility ...).

    Amir
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    7/13/2003 10:12am


     Style: Aikido and Judo

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    Forgive me for my impending flame attracting comments, but this is my honest opinion.

    Some arts like BJJ, MMA or Boxing (I deliberately didnt mention MT) are there to teach you to be good at fighting. I dont mean this is a demeanative way at all. There purpose is to make you fight as best as possible using training methods that achieve this as quickly as possible. These are MARTIAL ARTS in the strictest sence, they have no concern for teaching you anything but that.

    Budo arts (I'm sure the CHinese have a similar word for this) are about more than techniques and fighting. Trying not to turn this into a TMA vs MMA arguement. They are about helping you grow as a person. People that study these arts should carry themselves in a certain way, as its part of the art.

    Just my opinion ofcourse.
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    Posted On:
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    I agree with you Kensai, it's all about the different mindset that you adopt when learning/teaching a certain style.
  8. Martial Cartoonist is offline

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    7/13/2003 6:18pm


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    Wu De and Kensai catch my drift.

    Just because we study MA, doesn't mean we have to be Mr. Upstanding Hero.

    But yes, there is a way decent human beings should act, and we should follow that at least.

    My skill with a sword is formidable. My skill with the s-word is flat-out lethal.
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     Style: Submission Wrestling.

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    change ur sig. martial cartoonist ffs <img src=icon_smile_tongue.gif border=0 align=middle>

    "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:
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    I'm with Amir, MA has FA to do with it. As for the "rules of conduct" in many arts, I think they're just trying to offset the "badass factor" in MA. As has been said before, one should not be looking at the martial arts for a code of ethics.


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