11/29/2006 10:15am, #11Originally Posted by Easy E
Doesn't matter now. All you can do is move forward from where you are. So yeah, sure it's possible you'll get what you want. But it's almost certain you will not.
You can do kung-fu for a lot of reasons, hell my MT teacher is doing wu-shu cause he thinks it's fun, but for pure fighting there are much better choices. Rather than debate this truth on the internet you should focus on full contact styles. Do tai-chi when your old.You can't make people smarter. You can expose them to information, but your responsibility stops there.
11/29/2006 10:16am, #12Originally Posted by Easy E
What type of Kung Fu?
11/29/2006 10:17am, #13
I'm really a fairly nice guy, so it's probably not going where you thought it was...
The logical fallacy is assuming that something with a long learning curve becomes, at some point, more effective. A long time to master something does not, in and of itself, make that something useful in situations out of its context. You can spend years learning how to draw and still paint badly. I'll posit that kung fu, as it is commonly taught, is not about fighting (and I'm rather a TMA guy), while MMA is. If you take someone who has been studying kung fu exclusively for 15 years (certainly a upper level, right?) and a professional boxer/kickboxer/MMA fighter with a 15 year fight history, I don't see much of a question who will fight more effectively. The fighter, because that is ALL they've trained to do. Might kung fu have something to offer? It *might*, but it might offer less about fighting and more about moving - which is why some NFL players study ballet. It doesn't make them better at running, catching a ball, or blocking someone.
I'm simply defending the posabillity that kung fu is a capable fighting art.
Now, I'm not saying anyone here is closed minded either
11/29/2006 10:19am, #14
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11/29/2006 10:21am, #15Originally Posted by LORD ASIA
Mr. I travel the world and no more **** than anybody.
11/29/2006 10:26am, #16
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I'm at work, and I gotta get some stuff done. I'll post on this later, thanks for the heated debate all, and no hard feelings. Look forward to hearing from you all thurs.
11/29/2006 10:40am, #17
I don't believe there was any heated debate, but I'm always glad to be of service (as long as it doesn't inconvenience me).
11/29/2006 10:49am, #18Originally Posted by PirateJon
11/29/2006 11:00am, #19
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11/29/2006 12:43pm, #20Originally Posted by It is Fake??
PS - To the OPO on your original thread on MABS you suggested that your instructor was a good fighter and that this gives validity to your belief that TC is a viable fighting art. The problem is that you can not take atypical results as a means to establish the norm.
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