8/15/2007 12:40pm, #131Originally Posted by deadmeat
8/15/2007 12:41pm, #132
8/15/2007 12:43pm, #133
Wasn't the ninja Hedge choked and tapped in Texas some sort of "Elemental" ninja.
If I remember right he was talking about earth, air, fire, and water techniques and other such nonsense. That kid was also helplessly delusional and self-aggrandizing to a pitiful fault.
8/15/2007 12:48pm, #134
The elemental powers bullshit goes back through most of recorded history, and is the refuge of charlatans and LARPers since dishonesty and stupidity became the passtimes of the also-rans.
8/15/2007 12:54pm, #135
Originally Posted by It Is Fake
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8/15/2007 12:58pm, #136
Right. No one has said it does. We all think, no matter what, he is being silly hurting women and teaching people incorrect methods.
I think he is arrogant for questioning a verifiable teacher when, he has nothing verifiable himself.
Still if he shows I will give him credit for that an that only.
8/15/2007 1:06pm, #137
Originally Posted by ScyberMonk
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I do want to say, however, that by looking at your students, a lot of them are keeping their hands down as well -- even when they are fighting you, who we should probably presume can punch. This is probably something they are learning from you. Aren't you concerned by that? Some of your students are just walking into a fight, their hands down by their sides. Do they also know that their opponents won't hit them hard enough to bug them?
If you're teaching something, you need to know it very, very well. In Judo, you're supposed to be a 3rd Dan before you call yourself 'sensei'. Unfortunately, some people want to be 'teachers' because there's a certain power dynamic going on. For example: In Judo, sometimes a lower belt will say something like "It seems like your pull should have been in a different direction with the last throw." Sometimes they're right, and I thank them for helping me. Another time, a visiting ninja came by the class and tried to correct my o-uchi gari completely incorrectly. (He told me that I should hook one leg around the other person's, and then shove.) Why would he do a thing like that, when it was clear he didn't know the first thing about o-uchi gari? He wanted to be a 'teacher'.
Are you sure you've taken away all the trappings of traditionalism and useless heirarchy and everything to make some sort of utopian martial arts discovery center? Or have you just remade a hierarchy with you on top? Is there any particular reason for naming things 'fire' and 'earth' and whatever? Or is that just another kind of wacky 'tradition', but /your/ tradition? I mean, special vocabularies? Naming your students? This doesn't really read like you're stripping away uselessness from the martial arts, it sounds like you're just adding your own.
8/15/2007 2:42pm, #138
So, do you teach at both locations or is your homebase Ohio?
Does Kuma take other MAs or is he beholden to you?
8/15/2007 3:51pm, #139
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Oh my there is poetry on his personal website. Is anyone a professional psychologist:
Originally Posted by www.scybermonk.net
"Sifu, I"m niether - I'm a fire dragon so don't **** with me!"
8/15/2007 4:05pm, #140Originally Posted by JohnnyFive