Just waiting for the paperboy.
Posted On:9/26/2007 5:15am
allrighty, i get the idea, i know asshats like them.
those guys are just insecure and want to be badasses, so if they meet you and they learn or see you're doing some 'tough' style they want to keep up with you and add some to their resume.
Just ignore those fuckers, waste of time.
Posted On:9/26/2007 5:40am
I've never met a "that guy". The closest was some kid to turned up to bujinkan class and then later told us he was going to go to America to train with Ashida Kim.
Posted On:9/26/2007 5:46am
Style: Proudly Shaolin Do.
I have one of those, he wrestles, does kung fu, and apparently was taught ninjitsu by his Asian uncle, who, no one has ever met.
I tend to get nauseas around him
Posted On:9/26/2007 5:51am
Style: Luta Livre
Must be the same asian uncle that teaches ninjutsu to the friend of a dude in my gym as well. You know, the real ninjutsu, the one with the punches that damage organs but leave no marks and so on. But he has never met him, so he could not tell me how training looks like. That just shows how invisible ninjas really are, I guess.
Posted On:9/26/2007 6:57am
I've just met guys who train Aikido and thus claim to be badasses.
No, I don't think they trained t3h r34l Aikido, either.
Curiosity killed the cat. But damn it had a blast.
Posted On:9/26/2007 9:47am
I met "that guy" in every setting I have been in; work, school, social gatherings.
Last week it was at a BBQ. The conversation shifted to "what's the point of grappling? you can't use it in a fight." The guy proceeded to extol the virtue of punching the weak points on the body; throat, temple, solaplex. It wasn't as bad until he started talking about how the solaplex "has muscles around it for some people and not for others and if you hit the second kind they will double over becuase you made their ribs collapse." I commented that a person with a decent striking stance (boxing, MT) would keep his hands up and if your concentrating on some might have muscles spot might as well kick the guy in the balls (I was joking) because he can't grow muscles on his wang.
The response I got was that some style called KI does grow muscles on their wang to protect against groin hits. I stopped paying attention immediately.
Posted On:9/26/2007 11:45pm
Style: ex-wrestler, Judo
Hm? Have I ever met "that guy"? Yes I have. This one idiot who was supposedly a bouncer at the restaraunt I work at (I have NEVER seen him there before or after that, ever. And this week or next week marks my two year anniversary of working there). He claimed to know all these martial arts styles. Looked kind of nerdy too. And he was skinny. I was just nodding my head to everything he was saying, then the chip on his balls got bigger, and said something like 'you don't believe me, do you?' I said 'I never said that'. So then he went back to talking to his fat friend (who lambasted me before that in the men's room because I didn't know this one coworker there was a son of one of the owners of the restaraunt) and I said 'see ya' and went on my merry way.
The funny thing was, that I didn't blab anything about fighting to this bozo. The conversation was about me not knowing that this one coworker I work with is a son of one of the owners. By the way, the fat kid isn't a worker there in the least bit. Just a friend of the resident "Benny Urquidez", and said nepotistic coworker. As I said, I have never seen either of those dicklicks ever again. And the fat kid started a conversation with me. In the men's room. About being a friend of a product of nepotism. Creepy, I know.
Posted On:9/27/2007 8:31am
Style: Shorin Ryu
And don't forget the guy who "fought full contact" overseas in the Navy (usually in the Phillipines or Thailand) and won all kinds of champoinships against the locals.
I also had the pleasure of meeting a 20 year old who was at least 75 pounds overweight who was a "3rd dan in Ninjutsu" and spent a year studying in Japan. Said he wanted to come to my dojo to "throw down" with my black belts. And somehow got inexplicably lost in a small town in Maine until about 20 minutes after the class ended.
I usually just let these guys go on if it makes them feel better. My friends don't understand why I just sit there and smile instead of getting into a pissing contest with them, but I have more fun this way.
Posted On:9/27/2007 9:27am
Style: BJJ, MT, Yoga
I don't talk about my training with anyone who doesn't also train in a similar fashion. I just get sick of stupid assumptions. Actually, I find it just as annoying when people think that I am the deadly for training as when they think they are the deadly.
Posted On:9/27/2007 9:36am
Style: BJJ, MMA
I agree heartily with Cyrijl. Talking martial arts with someone that doesn't train quickly degenerates into a "so, do you think you could beat up this person" catastrophe. There's only so many times you can shrug and tell them you have no idea.
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