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  1. blue-dragon is offline

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     Style: Boxing and Moo Duk Kwan

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    I used to think being tough was all about willpower. Experience, training, dedication, strength, and cardio had nothing to do with it.
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    I used to think that training for a month (maybe even 2) full time with an elderly Oriental master would make you equivalent to about 10th Dan and completely unbeatable.

    Training with the above elderly oriental gentleman would inevitably involve some repetitive tasks that at first would seem completely unrelated to martial arts - stirring pots, sanding floors, etc.
  3. eloneamigo

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    You can snap a mans neck with a simple twist!
  4. daishi is online now

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    7/12/2012 7:28am


     Style: Aikido/JJJ/Judo/GoJu Ryu

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    I used to think a 'figure four lock' was a 'finger four lock.' Which makes no sense.
  5. shanblake

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    Stupid thing about matrial arts.......................
    The average martial artist is a hardened fighter
    All Chinese people have an uncle or grandfather who is a kung-fu master
    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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    7/13/2012 6:19am


     Style: Western Boxing/Iron Palm

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    I used to think that Tae Kwon Do was the most applicable martial art in real world settings........because of all the martial arts out there it shared the honor of being in the olympics with boxing and judo. I mean, why would they pick an art that wasn't the best by far to be in the biggest sports competition in the world?
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     Style: American Kenpo, Judo

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    Quote Originally Posted by lordbd View Post
    I mean, why would they pick an art that wasn't the best by far to be in the biggest sports competition in the world?
    Politics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WoodyCorpus View Post
    Politics.
    Or, that its a great sport. it may have nothing to do with how good of a martial art it is. I mean, why the heck would you have football or volleyball as olympic sport?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lordbd View Post
    I mean, why would they pick an art that wasn't the best by far to be in the biggest sports competition in the world?
    Quote Originally Posted by WoodyCorpus View Post
    Politics.
    Quote Originally Posted by dwkfym View Post
    Or, that its a great sport. it may have nothing to do with how good of a martial art it is.
    Politics, popularity, and it is a great sport. It is estimated that over thirty-million (30,000,000) people practice Tae Kwon Do, worldwide (well, at least 156 countries).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kwizatz View Post
    Training with the above elderly oriental gentleman would inevitably involve some repetitive tasks that at first would seem completely unrelated to martial arts - stirring pots, sanding floors, etc.
    On that note, I used to think (like at age 15) white instructors in TMA= fake or otherwise not as good. I also used to think UFC was not good because it wasn't teh deadly. this really quickly went away before I even started full contact arts.
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