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  1. The_Tao is offline

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     Style: Proudly Shaolin Do.

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    [quote=FickleFingerOfFate

    Big strong agressive pricks > Small skilled older teachers


    It's not fair, but it is reality.[/quote]

    Not true. Either way, most tiny old men were at one point big aggressive pricks.
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     Style: Rehab Fu

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    Clearly manny steward should just hang it up then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Askari
    So old guys should stop teaching? I had an instructor in his late 50's and as he went into his 60s I had no doubt if we fought full out I would kick his ass.

    Should I have left that school?

    No. That would have been stupid and immature on my part, I learned a great deal from him. Only stopped training with him when I moved, not him.
    No,
    in my opinion:
    the fact that you thought to yourself, "I could totally kick his ass" was stupid and immature on your part.
  4. Vince Tortelli is offline

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    Oh, come off it. It's hard wired into the male psyche, the instant you meet another guy two thoughts occur in your brain:

    1. Are his genitalia larger than mine?
    2. Could I kick his ass in a fight?

    Number one you can't do anything about, number two on the other hand...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vince Tortelli
    1. Are his genitalia larger than mine?
    I think you're lying to yourself here. I've never thought this.

    Like the style you train, the instructor you train under is your own personal preference. It's awesome to learn from old, hobbled men, but at the same time you'd be missing out on a whole array of things a young, aggressive tough could teach you.
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     Style: Rehab Fu

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    If a young aggressive tough is wasting his limited competition years focused on teaching instead of competing, there is a very good chance that he is neither good nor strong.
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    Posted On:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sakamonster
    I think you're lying to yourself here. I've never thought this.

    Like the style you train, the instructor you train under is your own personal preference. It's awesome to learn from old, hobbled men, but at the same time you'd be missing out on a whole array of things a young, aggressive tough could teach you.
    I can pull up a list of Championship boxers who would prove you wrong.
    I think Gene Lebell would take issue with this statement.
    Helio would probably call you an ass.
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    Do not ask this man anything about baseball because he obviously can't hit it over the fence.

    Real Join Date: Nov. 2003

    Quote Originally Posted by Dilbert
    "Driving without blood is surprisingly difficult."
  9. Vince Tortelli is offline

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    Quote Originally Posted by It is Fake
    Helio would CHOKE YOU UNCONSIOUS AND LEAVE YOU IN THE GUTTER FOR THE RIO STREET CHILDREN TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF YOU.
    Fixed.

    Perhaps this should be moved to YMAS, since it has nothing to do with investigating BS in the martial arts?
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    i think you should be more concerned with how the coach's students are doing, rather than if you can kick the coach's ass.

    also, there's that minor issue of: do you enjoy working with them, and are they improving your skills.

    someone might be able to make you a better fighter but in doing so might make you hate training. that would suck.
    "Face punches are an essential character building part of a martial art. You don't truly love your children unless you allow them to get punched in the face." - chi-conspiricy
    "When I was a little boy, I had a sailor suit, but it didn't mean I was in the Navy." - Mtripp on the subject of a 5 year old karate black belt
    "Without actual qualifications to be a Zen teacher, your instructor is just another roundeye raping Asian culture for a buck." - Errant108
    "Seriously, who gives a **** what you or Errant think? You're Asian males, everyone just ignores you, unless you're in a krotty movie." - new2bjj
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