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  1. DdlR is offline
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    Honestly I never call anyone out on a BS move. A lot of the moves are culturally ingrained into forms, dance or kata. This makes them tradition and people hold them sacred. I believe a lot of it can be used in principal though, thinking outside of the box is a valuable tool in any fight. Some of these non practical moves force you to think of ways an enemy could attack you unconventionally. So I believe they play an important part in teaching both young and old martial artist a lesson.
    Not just diplomatic, it's acknowledging the facts that

    1) you're dealing with cultural traditions as well as ass-kicking
    2) the principles may well be practical, if you know them well enough to be able to improvize with them in the heat of the moment and
    3) it's good to be able to think/fight outside the box.


    IMO if more martial artists (and fighters) had the experience of traveling and training in a wide range of styles in their original cultural contexts, the MA world would be a much better place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by new2bjj
    He seems like a good guy. People want BS- look at the Cris Angle...
    Cris Angle is always upfront about the fact that he has no actual "powers" and that it is all an illusion. In fact he did a good debunking program about mediums and showed how they fool people with simple tricks.

    As for Human Weapon, it is a good show. If you look at what else is out there, like Fight Science, Human Weapon is probably the best MA show on television.

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    You have a link to that, Cracky? I can't search for threads over there.
    Neither can I, my multitude of bans from there preclude any desire to buy a blue name.

    DDLR, take your systema biased faggotry elsewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Olorin
    Cris Angle is always upfront about the fact that he has no actual "powers" and that it is all an illusion. In fact he did a good debunking program about mediums and showed how they fool people with simple tricks.
    I agree but, I doubt he is going to debunk Uri on their new show.

    It is just a job and you have to be diplomatic. I think that is a good explanation.
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    Yes, I saw him paired with Geller, and I thought- "can't we get rid of this guy, once and for all!?" As far as Angel goes, I think he's just another guy that's playing it for all it's worth, and from what I can tell, he gets a lot of grade A starlets/models, god bless him. Still, being in the same room with Geller reeks of Bullshit.
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    It is just a job
    So is crack dealer, that doesn't make it morally defensable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cracky McSlugHoot
    So is crack dealer, that doesn't make it morally defensable.
    No it really isn't. Your humor is failing of late.
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    That's not humour, he's shamelessly allowing **** heads to promote themselves through him. He shouldn't be. This site stands against such crap. Diplomacy be damned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cracky McSlugHoot
    So is crack dealer, that doesn't make it morally defensable.
    Actually Cracky does have a point. Just because its a job doesnt mean he should sell his soul to Ashida to keep it.

    Of course if it was me, ethics be damned, I would take the hefty paycheck and pay for more TKD lessons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by It is Fake
    I agree but, I doubt he is going to debunk Uri on their new show.
    I've heard Uri calling himself a "mentalist" in interviews lately, and the other night I heard him discuss his infamous appearance on the Tonight Show where his tricks flopped, in Uri's own words, "because Johnny Carson was an amateur magician and he knew exactly what I was doing, but I didn't know that he did". I was pretty surprised. Mentalist is to "psychic" what illusionist is to "magician" (in the old school Faust sense). I think Geller might be transitioning a) to avoid further debunking and b) the success of people like Angel etc. shows that the public can increasingly actually appreciate tricks done on the basis of skill/psychology/illusion without mumbo jumbo.
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