question: does anyone here consider the wearing of a gi, whether in grappling or striking arts, LARPing?
Last edited by Jim_Jude; 2/27/2007 5:46pm at .
See the gi debate is always from people in California or somewhere warm
In Canada we wear gi like clothing all the time. So learning to use the gi as a weapon is practical and not larping at all
Originally Posted by GoJu - Joe
Yeah, I wasn't really being sarcastic. When I lived in Minneapolis, I looked around and thought how useful gi training was since people wore coats and jackets. Of course, to be safe, they should probably trudge throught the snow in only fight shorts... :5butthead
I am very paranoid and only wear a skin tight lycra speed suit.
NO ONE MESSES WITH ME!!!!!!!!
I've never looked at Gi as a crutch or LARPwear, I simply see it as a durable garment, based on a traditional design, that saves on wear and tear on regular clothing that will not put up with the strain of being used that roughly. Most people wear garments that afford some type of hand hold, and therefore the training is valid. No Gi is mostly for sport, or extermely warm climate/ nudist colony use.
Originally Posted by GoJu - Joe
The skin tight Lycra speed suit is just creepy.
If you can't laugh at yourself,
Others will be happy to do it for you
The 2 most abundant elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.
Originally Posted by MEGA-JESUS CHAN
First of all, if you are having "rousing sessions of sparring" with other men, and then are so dazed afterwards a simple question confuses you, then I think we need to alter your training. A few less shots to the head, and a few more to the balls.
Next, it's highly likely that Baby Albert can kick your ass. With or without the white fur.
And finally, why exactly is it that we are philosophising over Maslow's hierarchy of needs with respect to fat lazy Phil Elmore look-alikes? People lose touch with reality in many various ways. They are avoiding real work and stroking their egos in martial arts.
And hopefully you'll come to the conclusion that full contact sparring actually involves getting hit a few less times than the other guy, and that's a good thing. Oscar de la Hoya is still a pretty boy, and it's not due to lack of full contact competition.
Last edited by chingythingy; 2/28/2007 7:19pm at .
People LARP/Bullshido to achieve an optimal cost-benefit ratio. LARPing is less painful, requires less effort, and yet can still fool idiots into seeing you as a badass. Bullshido's utility in self-defense is almost never relevant or considered, except for the purposes of rationalization, since real self-defense scenarios are rare.
Other benefits relevant to Bullshidoka may include a feeling of smug cultural/philosophical superiority or a sense of undeserved accomplishment. Some may participate in a particularly rigid, structured, hierarchical martial art because they have a psychological need to submit themselves to the authority of another. They may look upon Bullshido as a religion--a quasi-mystical study around which they may center their moral and spiritual lives. There are tons and tons of reasons that people do this crap, and they are as varied as the reasons people buy into every other form of garden variety bullshit.
I think some common threads, however, are intellectual and/or physical laziness. Not all Bullshidoka are lazy, but enough are that I think the generalization is valid.