Your arrogance is appalling...as is your inablilty to reason logically
Originally Posted by seriousmantid
how about the "martial artists" that tell legit people who spar regularly that sparring builds bad habits, and that their "deadly" **** is 10x better, who refuse to spar, yet still act like they know more than the person they are talking to?
not aggressive, yet arrogant, maybe you aren't looking hard enough
TMA - "Honor", "discipline", lack of fighting skill, gayness and hence delusional arrogance
Originally Posted by ninjafetus
MMA - Fighting skill, alpha dog arrogance.
The quotes are because they are mostly more marketing claims than reality. Get a bunch of "grandmasters" in a room and watch them squabble and pick at one another and downtalk everyone else's skills. That's "honor". "Discipline", there's actually a hell of a lot more discipline in training for a fight than in bowing to sensei with the pot belly.
Which one to choose? HMMMMMMMMMMMM........
it has probably been said, but anyone can be arrogant, and is a plague in martial arts, where people use their skills, to bully others and act like they are better
It is good and bad...you will meet people who want to go around beating people to a pulp for no reason, look at the school system - kids will beat up other kids, if they are not like them, and feel to put down their dominance
if you want to see arrogance check out Mind Body & Kick ASS with Chris Crudelli
He interviewed a Indian guy about Indian Martial Arts, and questioned it legitimacy, stating that it was ripping off japanese and chinese arts, and the guy got pissed at Chris Crudelli
considering there is no evidence that japanese or chinese arts influenced, or preceded indian arts, he has a reason to be pissed. although I'm sure all martial arts influenced one another when they came in contact, well until recently when the whole 'watered down' original-arts- were-deadly-and-can't-be-improved lineage crap started.
All I can say is that MMA training=repeatedly getting your ass kicked.
Who's arrogance? Crudelli's? Or the Indian guy?
Originally Posted by djchangster
The Indian guy's had every to be pissed as there are better ways to discuss MA history (you don't go and tell someone that his heritage is a rip-off from somebody else's and expect him not to get mad.)
Plus, what dwak said. To go and call someone's heritage a rip-off based on shady pseudo-history crap, that's arrogance.
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It was a little bit on both ends - the indian guy thought he was mister know it all
Originally Posted by Teh El Macho
and chris seems to just be a huge fan of oriental stuff, and was acting like mister know it all as well, but i also feel he was simply making a statement, that it looked a lot like wushu
for example the move he did on chris crudelli - the chicken wing, neck grab lock - I have learned that same move before - i actually learned it watching enter the dragon, so I can see where he is simply saying it is similar, which there is nothing wrong - it is like saying coca cola and pepsi are similar, apples and oranges
but to put into context, all martail arts have similarities -
grappling, joint locking
china - chin na, san shou
japan - jujitsu, judo, aikido
korea - hapkido
egyptians - wrestling
greeks - wrestling
china - san da
japan - karate
and the list goes on - its not like the punch, is only found in european fighting or chinese fighting - its similar, and i kind of agree, it looks the same
Crudelli is a sychophant to any idiot they churn out, so this surpises me...check out the ridiculous episdoe where the guy "transmits chi"
my favourite episode is the one where they talk to leung ting of ving tsun and he's talking about how the stunts a lot of kung fu students do are faked. Eg Putting a brick on the head and having someone smash it with a hammer.
Sorry about the long clip time .
Odd isn't it that this is the only segment in the whole series where Crudelli(primarily a kung fu practioner) is not present.
Not saying it doesn't take talent and training to do these stunts (they are still dangerous) but all this crap about chi being used to protect the body. PLEEEAAASSEEEE. Try explaining it with basic physics before you use chi Chris. Also why do all kung fu practitioners use the same stunts despite vastly different styles ah it must be because the chi involved is the same OR maybe its because these are the only way to do the stunts without skewing yourself.
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