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  1. FingerorMoon? is offline

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    Posted On:
    9/01/2003 11:22pm

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    There has been more than a few 'list your training regime' threads here and it has got me thinking about this topic.

    Leading up to my final grading (blackbelt) at my center, I trained 6-7 days a week (while working full time) for close to 6 months.
    By the end, I got burnt out, hated training, and just wanted to take a break.

    That was the end of June. I've trained 1-2 times a week for the last few months just to make sure cardio/endurance doesn't slip too much.
    I'm starting to get back into things now, and branch off to do my own thing (primarily fuelled by the Lost Art of Hooking DVDs I reviewed here on Bullshido)

    Why do you train so hard?

    It can't really be for self defence can it?
    Even in Australia where the gun/weapon problem is 1/10 of the US, you will still probably have to deal with the multiple attackers scenerio which any training will probably not adequatley equip you for.

    Their are easier ways to keep fit, that cause less injuries and do less damage than contact martial arts training.

    Is it the love of martial arts that pushes you so hard ?
    Are you hoping to compete professionally ?
    Is it how you make your living ?

    Or is it something else ?

    Is it the primal reaction we get from violence?
    Humans aren't made to sit at desks, we are hunters by nature.
    Is it the thrill we get from being declared the winner ?
    (personally I think this is a huge part of it...)

    It is well known that male bodybuilding can stem from the same physical insecurity (the popular term being 'body issues') that drives women to diet excessively and causes eating disorders. The idea that you can find fulfillment in larger biceps is what drives a lot of boys/men to attempt to attain them.
    (that isn't saying anyone who weight trains has issues by the way...)

    Does the same thing apply to martial arts?
    Do people train in it to block out or run from personal issues ?

    Not sure what sort of answers I'll get here but am interested in what everyone has to say.
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  2. Nihilanthic is offline

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    Posted On:
    9/01/2003 11:51pm


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    I want to.

    Over analysis of anything can reveal all sorts of psycho-babble.

    "I want to" is enough.



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    <John> I'd have to smack you sometime...
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    Posted On:
    9/02/2003 12:01am

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    The only word I can think of that adequately describes it is: PASSION



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  4. MrMcFu is offline

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    Posted On:
    9/02/2003 12:15am

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    That's a good question. When I started with MA, it initially to learn some basic self-defense (TKD, great choice eh?). Now doing MA is a lifestyle. I just take it for granted that wherever I go, I will be practicing it.
  5. Fatality Dragon is offline

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    Posted On:
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     Style: Muay Thai and boxing

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    It help me orgasm better! (Sacrasm)

    Actually I have no life so I just train to relif stresses. But I fall in love with Muay Thai that I end up want to making a living fighting as a pro fighter or open my own school in future.

    It is a rat eat rat world.

    "A magical place where I have a freakish large penis and I am also the king of the mushroom people." - by Omen Stone
    I would pick bag work over masturbating, fighting over sex, and KOing someone over having a orgasm!
  6. Pandinha is offline

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    Posted On:
    9/02/2003 12:21am

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     Style: Muay Thai & BJJ

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I want to be the best that I can be.

    If I, or my loved ones are attacked, I do not want to use the excuse that I wasn't ready or I couldn't do it.

    My world unfortunately is very limited in excuses.



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    Posted On:
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Mine's kinda simple too: I HAVE to. Really. I can't go more than a few days without training, and even then I get twitchy and hyper. I'm an addict, basically.

    Also, I like hitting things and making people tap.

    "Actually, when practiced properly, such and such art causes oceans to rise and cities to fall and the great Pharoh's army to shudder beneath your might." -- Boyd
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  8. FingerorMoon? is offline

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    Posted On:
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I want to.

    Over analysis of anything can reveal all sorts of psycho-babble.

    "I want to" is enough.
    Were you stamping your feet as you typed that ?
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    Posted On:
    9/02/2003 12:28am

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I train to be able to defend myself or defend those who can't defend themselves...it's my job, actually.
    "Onward we stagger, and if the tanks come, may God help the tanks." - Col. William O. Darby
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    Posted On:
    9/02/2003 12:41am


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    I wanted to learn how to kick someone's ass. I ended up learning so much more. Training in MA has been the most fufilling thing I've ever done.
    "The longer I live the more I see that I am never wrong about anything, and that all the pains that I have so humbly taken to verify my notions have only wasted my time."

    -- George Bernard Shaw
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