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    Quote Originally Posted by Ecks
    Damn it, why can't I tell if you're joking or not?
    What you never heard of Icelandic martial arts, man where you been for the last 1000 years? People who train them say there all that but you never see those guys sparring or testing their stuff, just all forums and ****.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiBlast
    What you never heard of Icelandic martial arts, man where you been for the last 1000 years? People who train them say there all that but you never see those guys sparring or testing their stuff, just all forums and ****.
    The problem is posers -- people with kempt beards and horned helmets who claim to teach the secrets of the Masters of yore. Real vikings were unkempt, hardcore, and wore un-horned helmets; and I assure you they did live sparring (although not all participants were alive when they finished sparring). See also holmgång.

    Personally, I blame Ashida Mjölnirsdottir and the Black Dragonboat Fighting Society.
    Last edited by Petter; 5/13/2007 3:48pm at .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petter
    The problem is posers -- people with kempt beards and horned helmets who claim to teach the secrets of the Masters of yore. Real vikings were unkempt, hardcore, and wore un-horned helmets; and I assure you they did live sparring (although not all participants were alive when they finished sparring). See also holmgång.

    Personally, I blame Ashida Mjölnirsdottir and the Black Dragonboat Fighting Society.
    To clarify I was actually joking!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiBlast
    To clarify I was actually joking!
    :shock:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiBlast
    To clarify I was actually joking!
    Surely you jest!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ecks
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    Dude, Icelandic martial arts!!!??? That **** really exists!? I mean I've heard of some of this viking crap but I have never actually heard people talk about "Icelandic martial arts/IMA"

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    Jokes aside, there does exist something called glima, an Icelandic form of wrestling.

    I find the thought of a badly-bearded Ashida Mjölnirsdottir and the Black Dragonboat Fighting Society wearing horned helmets and doing axe and Viking sword kata much more amusing, though.

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    To all the lurkers/thread surfers who are actually confused, lol, IMA = Internal Martial Arts.

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    I don't know about you guys, but my traditional MA experience really helped me when I started up boxing and muay thai; it would've seriously taken me a hell of a lot longer to figure out the whole concept of kinetic linking if not for that.

    I don't think the whole specificity thing is really all that important; as long as you're not just dwelling on one type of exercise, I would say it was a small difference if anything.

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    It is a big difference which is why athlete conditioning programs are designed in accordance with specificity not just random exercises the conditioning coach feels like prescribing.

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