View Poll Results: I am OK with people that put more into the "art" than into the "martial"?
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Strongly Agree: Aikido would be better without all the fighting.
Agree: Not everyone wants to fight in the UFC...
Neither: Silly, but at least they're getting some social contact and light aerobics.
Disagree: no aliveness? no sparring? Not a martial art.
Strongly Disagree: **** THOSE BITCHES! I'LL EAT THEIR FACE! XYENCE!
Comedy Option: Ducks in hats.
11/13/2006 5:55pm, #11
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"Another friend has been studding krotty for 5-6 years and is wanting to be an instructor. They do no sparring of any type, because, of course, its to dangerous. His reasons for taking it are discipline, focus, and self defense. "
Yet again an old asian master yelling " YOU WRACK DISCIPRIN !"
11/13/2006 5:58pm, #12
THIS IS NOT AN EXIT
"Ladies and gentlemen, the pilot has instructed everyone to sit the **** down and shut the **** up." Henry Rollins
11/13/2006 6:13pm, #13
11/13/2006 7:04pm, #14
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I agree. I think art is a perfect way to describe a lot of them because they obviously aren't anything else. Flashy, hard to learn and to perfect. That's about it.
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11/13/2006 8:03pm, #15
If it's not focused on application in fighting, it's not a martial art. You don't have to try to be the badass of all badasses to want to learn effective fighting skills.
I give plenty of respect to people who recognize that their art needs work or fixing and are trying to fix it a la Wing Chun Fight Club, it's just not for me. (Why try fixing what's broke when there're other things that work just fine?) But I still give them respect.
People who do something like the slow kind of tai chi or capoeira or wushu solely for relaxation and fitness, that's cool too, just why bother calling it a martial art?
I mostly don't understand people who do a martial art for some kind of pseudo-historical or cultural experience. Hell, if I wanted to have a cranky old Asian guy yell at me about RACKING DISCIPRIN for a few hours, I'd go call my dad. I'm sure there are people who could explain the whole cultural thing, but I'd like to hear it.
11/13/2006 9:12pm, #16Originally Posted by PirateJon
The Poll: I am OK with people that put more into the "art" than into the "martial"?
implies that there is a degree of "art" and a degree of "martial" and that one has more of one part. 52%?
Or is this a school that has an hour and a half of warmups, striking air, kata, self defense, hitting pads, and shortly before the ending set of pushups and crunches, spends a big ten minutes sparring? That describes the typical Kyokushin dojo.
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11/13/2006 10:48pm, #17
Most of those assholes join a martial art to learn how to fight and then their buttsucking babyassed sensei pumps them full of peace and harmony bullshit till they really believe that they joined a martiak art for "cultural reasons" in the first place.
11/13/2006 11:35pm, #18Originally Posted by AnnaTrocity
If I keep waiting and come back manana perhaps someone will actually look at the issues here rather than dry humping the obvious.
Oh, uh, I HATE LARPERS AND, UH, AND PAJAMA WEARING, SPECIALLY SILK, UH, KLINGON SPEAKING SOCIETY CREATIVE ANACHRONISM."Preparing mentally, the most important thing is, if you aren't doing it for the love of it, then don't do it." - Benny Urquidez
11/13/2006 11:48pm, #19Originally Posted by patfromloganRanked #9 internationally at 118lbs by WIKBA http://www.womenkickboxing.com/wikba...rch%202009.htm
11/13/2006 11:52pm, #20
If it was so obvious then the TMA propaganda that a lot of dojos feed people wouldnt work.
I know I totally fell for it back when I did karate.