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  1. mrkarate is offline

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    dont bad mouth what you dont know about

    Hello everyone..I would just like to say I have been reading some of the things people have been saying about martial arts on this page and its a very sad thing. They cut down the training and martial arts in general, when, all along, they are just jealous that they arent either fit enough to do it, or they arent able to comprehend all the self-defense techniques and katas or their kids just dont have what it takes to do it also. Mairtial arts is not for everyone. It takes a special person to do martial arts and stick with it. I have been doing it for 38 years and it is a huge part of my life. It also is not for being a bully or to kick the crap out of anyone, but it IS for defending yourself and family IF the need arises. I cant speak for all instructors, but, since I have been teaching for 22 years and hold high ranking black belts in 4 different styles, and do teach STREET self-defense, I also teach my students, who, by the way, are VERY capable of taking care of themselves in a fight IF need be, that to walk away is always the best thing to do. Its not about tournaments, trophies, etc., in MY teachings, it is DEFINATELY about self-defense. For all of you out there that think martial arts is easy, go and seriously try some classes WITH an instructor that teraches street self-defense and one that teaches "OLD SCHOOL" martial arts, like I teach, which entails VERY hard training. I think I could very safely say..you wouldnt LAST 6 months., and I bet you would walk away with a much different point of view of martial arts AND of the kids and adults that take it and stick with it.
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    So mrkarate, you decided to go ahead and register huh? Cool. Don't forget to review your dojo.
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    Place a martial arts CV and fill in your style field.

    Now I'm just going to wait until this it's YMAS in 5...4...3...2....
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    Posted On:
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrkarate
    dont bad mouth what you dont know about...They cut down the training and martial arts in general, when, all along, they are just jealous that they arent either fit enough to do it, or they arent able to comprehend all the self-defense techniques and katas or their kids just dont have what it takes to do it also....I think I could very safely say..you wouldnt LAST 6 months., and I bet you would walk away with a much different point of view of martial arts AND of the kids and adults that take it and stick with it.
    You say not to bad mouth what you don't know about, but you are making a lot of assumptions about members of this board.

    Can you post a website link so we can learn more about the real martial arts you teach?
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    OK, the moderators are taking their time so I'll start my counting again:

    1.000.000...999.999...999.998...999.997...999.996. ..999.995...
  6. pauli is offline

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    welcome to bullshido! please fill out your proflie, and invest in paragraphs. these will greatly facilitate communication.
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    mrkarate,

    I'm assuming you hold at least one of your 4 "high-ranking" black belts in karate. Can you tell us about which styles?

    Do you spar live, with full or near-full resistance with most types of strikes permitted?

    Do you believe that katas are all that's necessary for one to learn to be able to defend himself?

    Are your grappling defense techniques based on landing a lightning-speed strike and knocking out the grappler, or utilizing grappling techniques to remain standing and create space to be able to strike?

    I'm not sure which threads or articles you've seen exactly, but it is definitely the opinion of most posters here that an 8 year old child shouldn't be awarded a black belt in any style unless he's a phenomenal fighter and can legitimately defeat a normal, healthy adult. It is the general opinion that live training is more beneficial than kata to find and practice what really works in real-life situations. It is the opinion that certain techniques are just plain dangerous, like the X-block to an overhead strike, because it utilizes 2 limbs to block 1, which leaves you open to further attack.

    Are you specifically taking issue with any of these opinions, or just someone who said "krotty doesn't have teh d34dly. lolz!!!hundred-eleventy-one?"

    And ditto on the paragraph suggestion.

    Welcome to Bullshido.
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    Posted On:
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrkarate
    Hello everyone..I would just like to say I have been reading some of the things people have been saying about martial arts on this page and its a very sad thing. They cut down the training and martial arts in general, when, all along, they are just jealous that they arent either fit enough to do it, or they arent able to comprehend all the self-defense techniques and katas or their kids just dont have what it takes to do it also.

    Mairtial arts is not for everyone. It takes a special person to do martial arts and stick with it. I have been doing it for 38 years and it is a huge part of my life. It also is not for being a bully or to kick the crap out of anyone, but it IS for defending yourself and family IF the need arises. I cant speak for all instructors, but, since I have been teaching for 22 years and hold high ranking black belts in 4 different styles, and do teach STREET self-defense, I also teach my students, who, by the way, are VERY capable of taking care of themselves in a fight IF need be, that to walk away is always the best thing to do.


    Its not about tournaments, trophies, etc., in MY teachings, it is DEFINATELY about self-defense. For all of you out there that think martial arts is easy, go and seriously try some classes WITH an instructor that teraches street self-defense and one that teaches "OLD SCHOOL" martial arts, like I teach, which entails VERY hard training. I think I could very safely say..you wouldnt LAST 6 months., and I bet you would walk away with a much different point of view of martial arts AND of the kids and adults that take it and stick with it.
    Sorry, when you don't practice what you preach, newbietown is not a safe haven.


    Many of the posters, Admins, Staff, and moderators have practiced, multiple styles. Many of them are qualified to teach and have just as much if not more experience than you. 4 Black Belts does not mean you know anything, for all we know you are the exact type of person you are complaining about.

    You are right. I wouldn't last 6 month in a school, that teaches the deadly, with a pompous ass for a teacher like you.

    Street vs Competition only exists in the heads of dumbasses. If competition is good enough for Mas Oyama, Jigoro Kano, Chuck Norris, etc etc etc it is good enough for me.
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    Posted On:
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    i once entered in a secret kumite where they fought to the death, it wasnt for me.
    after washing the blood of my hands and washing out pieces of brain out of my hair i decided not to do that again anytime soon.

    i won a hot asian chick but now 2 years later she's all fat and nagging and i think she's having an affair with the pizzaboy.
    total slut.

    anyway what was the topic again?
  10. Rene "Zendokan" Gysenbergs is offline
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    Posted On:
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrkarate
    hold high ranking black belts in 4 different styles.
    That says to me "jack of all trades, master of none" or in your case "jack ass of all trades".

    Have a great time on Bullshido, wear a flame and bulletproof Gi ( your gonna need it here with your :XXsunsmil personality )
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