You have now hit almost all of the signs Scrapper was talking about.
Originally Posted by ScyberMonk
1) Exaggerating Skills
2) It works for Me.
3) Being in shape isn't relevant.
4) Will not reveal Martial Experience.
The heap keeps getting bigger. Your words show why people advocate training MMA over any TMA. Boxing guard works for damn near everyone. Fighting with your hands down works for certain people.
Every person finds their style but they need the basics first. They need basic guard, footwork, kicks. All the fancy off balance hands down should be taught last if at all on a case by case basis.
The fact I have to tell you this diminishes your teaching skills IMO.
D and I are on the same wavelength.
Mine is less wordy.:drunken_s
Continually pushing myself, sparring anyone and everyone who WILL spar with me...and not everyone will (no badassedness implied. They just don't wanna.)...talking to other martial artists about technique, application, and training, and constant review of my own technique. If you read the Martial Articles section of my website, you can review some articles written by people who are not members of my school, or even my style, who have fought me. You want a better review of my skill, go talk to them. I assure you, the bias will be little to none. At least, it had better be.
Not everyone who comes to the Grill is a virgin newbie. Kabe is a bouncer, has been for years. His striking is so poor because of this....as bouncers aren't legally permitted to strike here. Kogou had 19 years of experince in multiple things, primarily JKD, before joining the Grill...and then deciding to take a world tour while I was in the States for 6 months.
I learn from every single one of my Students, from rank amateur to experienced fighter. If you think you cannot take away something from every combat, then yer an idiot, as I see it.
And I am sorry, I failed to respond to your question about why I feel I have something to teach...well, it's my style. If I cannot teach it, then I haven't obviously learned it, as odd as that sounds. I teach because I have people to teach, who come to class, and because I do see improvement in them, albeit slowly...stupid once a week classes...and lastly, I teach because I love teaching. And because there needs to be an alternative. I feel most things are too rigid in their approach. My way is, as mentioned, welllll different.
Hope that answers it...but I will be honest, feeling I can teach is just that, a feeling...a deep in the colon knowing that I can. Either you have it, or you don't.
Yes. I am aware that that souds teh gay. Let it go.
Looking under the "Martial Articles" section of your site I see no reference from other fighters having fought you. Perhaps I missed any references to you but even if I had I see 4 articles written by someone from "Aegis Sword Fighting Academy", Quest Martial Arts (I assume ninjutsu), someone referencing themselves simply as MMA, and one written by one of your "apprentices". Even if I had missed a section of each article where these people referenced you, none of those seem like overly validating sources to me.
So, you have these answers already available don't you Syber?
I will respond to IT IS FAKE, and hopefully cover DJ Rand at the same time.
I neeeeevvvveeerrrrr said that being in shape wasn't relevent. Never not once. I wish I was more in shape, however, my ability to excercise regularly is limited to what I can do in the morning and evenings, excpet on thursday, my only day off, when I train most of the day.
And where do you get that I exaggerated my skills? Seems bit of a reach.
And it does work for me. To put myself in a relevent box, I'm more of a proponent of Earth path. I'm a big, solid guy. So if you punch at me, alot of the times, I'm not going to bother blocking. If I feel you can't hurt me with a strike, then I am not going to waste time and effort better put into harming you, with blocking an attack that isn't gonna do squat.
And I am not sure where yer pullin' off balance from, either. I'm perfectly balanced, well, as perfect as one can be, and solid in my stances, those I choose to take. I think what yer missin here is that I don't usually take a formal stance....because I choose not to. To me, in my combat, theres no need to drop into a nicely predicitable, familiar-for-the-enemy stance.
You choose to tell me your opinion, and that's perfectly fine, and I applaud you for it. As far as your opinion dimishing my teaching, well, that's another story...but then, that's just MY opinion, as well.
DJ RAND: Wheres the link to those posts you made? And...because you think my stance doesn't let me sprawl, it's inferior? Huh? Where do you pull that one from? And as I stated before...I will be in Ohio hopefully sometime in October. I'll bring a camera.
IT IS FAKE: Not sure where yer goin' with that one. Be a bit clearer.
DJRAND: I never said it would. I said that those people have fought me, and that you could talk to them, not that their articles had anything to do with me. That would kinda miss the point, if it did.
Alright, off to work. I will be back in about 9.5 hours.
lame, why is this named new zealand? I was all excited about getting to mash on some idiot larpers. well im not travelling to fuckin BRISBANE of all places to beat up an idiot.
by the way your students couldn't fight their way out of a paper bag, i have never seen such fucking godawful "sparring" as that. if anyone in any of those videos has more than 12 minutes of training behind them then they are wasting their time with your sorry ass.
this is certainly something that can be discussed. However I must admit that I am not overly excited about the prospect of a vale tudo with a self proclaimed vampire that allows biting at his school. Hepatitus does not sound overly fun to me.
I will be in Ohio hopefully sometime in October. I'll bring a camera.
Not that it is particularly relevant now, most of what I mentioned has been discussed in this thread. But here you go, as requested.
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