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    Since I took kung fu I'm not going to list the obvious like chain punches are awesome and the horse stance builds kicking power, etc.

    When I usto watch people grapple and saw someone who was mounted or side mounted I usto believe those people were pussies because they couldn't just power out of it.

    I also usto believe that throwing a guy on his ass would be easy, and usto practice throwing imaginary opponents in hypothetical situations.

    This isn't related but I kicked my dog by accident once when I was younger practicing spinning crescent kicks. I also usto practice punching as close to my cat as possible without hitting him. After a while he didn't even flinch, just gave me that "you're a fucking LARPin' piece of ****" look.

    I usto believe that by practicing my forms with forceful movements I would be increasing my punching power. This might have helped a little as it got me usto throwing a lot of energy into a technique in as little of time possible but of course there are better methods for doing so.

    I usto believe in throwing a lot of back fists as you were striking and potentially blocking a shot at the same time. This sounds nice in theory but in application if you're not fighting a complete tool it tends to not work.

    I usto believe my Sifu was hiding the grappling component of kung fu from me and all the applications to the forms until I realized that he knew nothing of either. He is a decent pseudo-kickboxer but I didn't see him use any of his kung fu in the six years I studied under him.

    I usto believe in the knee stomp and standing elbow snatch and break.

    There's lots more but that's all I feel like posting for now. In short taking a bullshido martial art when you're in the "I'm six feet tall and bullet-proof" stage of development just isn't healthy, mmk?

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    I saw Drunken Master in theaters at a birthday party years back.

    I came to the conclusion that Drunken Boxing was all powerful since drunk people are better at fighting than sober people. I tried to seek out this style; fortunately it's rare enough that I couldn't secure a location to train in it.

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    Imagine the comedy that a drunken boxing nutrider would produce on the forums.

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    - martial arts are about helping people

    - ninjutsu is the most powerful martial art in the world

    - Shenmue is real

    - Kungfu is the motherfucking bomb

    - The average martial artist is a hardened fighter

    - my dad is the strongest guy in the world

    - Enter the Dragon was actually a documentary of Bruce Lee

    - Steven Segal did Karate

    - Judo is dumb

    - You can not knock out a Samoan it is impossible

    - Samurai were the most powerful warriors ever besides ninjas

    - true martial artists never have sex. they're too busy fighting. *see Ryu from Street Fighter*

    - the word "true martial artist"

    - pro wrestling is real

    - All Chinese people have an uncle or grandfather who is a kung-fu master

    - White people won the crusades

    - Mike Tyson can't be beaten

    - martial arts are a pseudo religion *see Wude*
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    If you go back far enough, to like when I was ten, I used to believe pro-wrestling was real.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virus
    If you go back far enough, to like when I was ten, I used to believe pro-wrestling was real.
    Everyone did my friend, everyone
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    I pretty much went from typical layman saturated with martial arts myths misinformation to bujinkan nutrider, then transitioned over the course of a year or so to uber-combat sports nutrider.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Jones
    Everyone did my friend, everyone
    Coversation I invented in my head:

    "Pro wrestling is real."

    "No it isn't. It's completly fake."

    "Some of it's real."

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    Up until about 2 years ago I thought that Boxing consisted of two overweight guys hugging each other for 3 minutes at time for an hour. Figured there was NO WAY that was any use on t3h str33t.

    Kintanon

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    Quote Originally Posted by TehDeadlyDimMak
    I saw Drunken Master in theaters at a birthday party years back.

    I came to the conclusion that Drunken Boxing was all powerful since drunk people are better at fighting than sober people. I tried to seek out this style; fortunately it's rare enough that I couldn't secure a location to train in it.
    I was like you back then except I actually found one but I was too busy playing
    "Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time" to go
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