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  1. Phrost is offline
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    Some guy calling himself "Bullshido" taking on bullshido on a D&D forum

    Ok which one of you is this?

    http://boards1.wizards.com/showthread.php?t=788783

    "Bullshido" comes on around post #38.

    Some highlights from the thread:

    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Elton
    Ah, but the Chakras do exist; or else the healing touch discipline would not work at all.

    Pressure points are definitely used in Modern Martial Arts, by the way. There is several pressure points on the body which can incapacitate and cause pain if some pressure is applied. Most disciplines that use pressure points take advantage of a human being's natural wish to avoid pain. This counts for mostly everyone.

    But as I understand it, Dim Mak did exist. It's not sorcery, since all you are doing is applying the opposite of the healing touch. Instead of adding Energy to the affected chakra, you are taking it away or disrupting its flow; impairing the body's ability to cleanse and heal itself.

    So, because we live in a world of opposites; if a touch healer can heal the body by applying Energy to a part of the body that needs it, a Dim Mak specialist can hurt the body by disrupting the Energy flow. The principles for both exist, so naturally, they can exist.
    "Bullshido" seems to be holding his own over there, but if you'd like, feel free to jump on in the discussion (as long as you're not being an asshole about it). There probably isn't a greater challenge than to try and get common sense through to people who pretend to be elves and dwarves.

    Oh, and I stole this from page 2 and changed it a bit for the sake of teh funnee:



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    Umm I think the real question here is wtf were you doing on a wizard board phrost?:confused2



    I just happened to be reading this sonic fanfic forum and....
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    Someone PM'd me the link.
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    Originally Posted by heretic888

    2) "Aliveness" is little more than a marketing slogan for a fad in the world of martial sports, much like "groundfighting" was in the 1990's. Most of these fads are elements that already exist in some degree among most combatic martial arts, so they don't really mean anything (other than there are groups trying to make a name for themselves). Like the exuberance about "groundfighting" in the 90's, "aliveness" will be subsumed by some new fad with a new catchy marketing slogan within the next decade or so.

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    Aliveness is a very useful term used to draw an important distinction between different kinds of schools. It is a fairly good measure of how well a school will prepare you for encountering the resistance of a real fight.

    And this very much speaks to different frames of reference here. If a combatic technique is done properly, it can't be resisted. Period.

    The problem with this kind of approach is that it essentially advocates "muscling" through techniques. That is perfectly fine in a competition setting, where the major emphasis is on "attribute development" (i.e., athletic prowess).

    However, if one is studying a martial art concerned with technical proficiency, then "pushing" or "muscling" through a technique is perhaps the worst possible thing you can do. It is taking the methodology of one context and trying to impose it upon a completely different context.

    Nine times out of ten, if a technical martial artist can't apply a technique on a "resisting" opponent its probably because he or she is doing the technique improperly (i.e., trying to muscle through a wristlock instead of using balance and momentum). Form precedes application.



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    Quote Originally Posted by The Villain
    Aliveness is a lame marketing term that no one here had a clue about before the Djimbe debacle.
    What's lame about it? It's handy shorthand for something that otherwise takes half a paragraph. That's good neologising in my book.
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    Aliveness is lame only to people who don't train like jackasses.

    www.bullshido.com/videos/sbg2.wmv

    As Thornton explains in the video, it's only a term used to communicate common sense to people who have their heads up their asses.

    It's kind of like using the term "Blueness" to describe the sky to a bunch of people who've lived in a cave all their lives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phrost
    Aliveness is lame only to people who don't train like jackasses.

    www.bullshido.com/videos/sbg2.wmv

    As Thornton explains in the video, it's only a term used to communicate common sense to people who have their heads up their asses.
    Isn't it funny though that the only people who CALL it "lame" are those who DO train like jackasses?
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    hey there's nothing wrong with pretending to be a dwarf now and then.

    Except for the movement modifier.
    There's no choice but to confront you, to engage you, to erase you. I've gone to great lengths to expand my threshold of pain. I will use my mistakes against you. There's no other choice.
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