Well, to each their own.
Osiris, I don't agree... but you are entitled to believe what you want... Honor and respect should pervade a lot of disciplines... but thats just my opinion.
Don't even bring that **** up, ok justme ? that hits a personal note with me.
Osiris, sorry, but your normal posts don't gel for me with your response about ma. Are you saying that you haven't met honour & respect in ma when you were training, or that it just had no effect on you as a person?
ronin, have to agree in part. Certainly, those ideals are often espoused, but I've found ma politics often leads them from this path (c'mon, I'm aikido, never give a man an excuse to wear a skirt I say)
Politics are just that and they are for politicians.
I have served my time, served for 4 years in the military, 6 months in Bosnia.
I have also doen my share to "protect" those I could when I worked as a bouncer.
But I still feel, there is more to do, so much more...
I have to agree with OS (if I understand him correctly). That responsibility you mention, Ronin, is a responsibility we all have as members of society and as moral human beings. It is not something that changes whether one does MA or not. Although, you should know I'm heavily biased against the idea of inherent spirituality or morality in the MA. I feel it all too often gets overplayed into the whole "MA aren't about fighting" thing.
Don't get me wrong, I understand what you guys are saying, and agree, to a point.
But, I do feel that, IF a person CAN do something, they should. That is My point.
The MA and morals are a WHOLE other thread. I do NOT agree with spirituality in the MA.
But I do think that, IF you are gonna teach someone skills that CAN be used to harm others, a certain amount of time SHOULD be spent instilling a sense of RESPONSIBLITY for ones own actions also.
No argument about the brazilian girls, did you see my post of two fo them on the Black Belts Club?
Now back to the thread:
I mention Martial artist because this a MA website.
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