10/19/2008 2:01pm, #11
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I explain the advantages of 'combat sports' over 'Martial Arts' and tell them that their Krotty/Wing Chun etc would be useless against someone attempting to impose their will upon them" The reason elite level MMAists don't fight with aikido is the same reason elite level swimmers don't swim with their lips." - Virus
" I shocked him with my skills on the ice becuase Wing Chun is great for hockey fighting." - 'Sifu' Milt Wallace
"Besides, as you might already know (from Virus, for example) - there's only 1 wing chun and it sucks big time" - Tonuzaba
"Even when I'm promising mayhem and butt-chicanery, I'm generally posting with a smile on my face." - Sochin101
"That said, if he blocked my hip on a drop nage, I would extend my leg into a drop tai Otoshi and slam him so hard his parents would die." - MTripp
10/19/2008 2:04pm, #12Originally Posted by Cassius
10/19/2008 2:57pm, #13Originally Posted by Loco234
You're making your explaination too complicated.
When the friends know nothing about MA, I use this method:
Friend: What do you train?
Me: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Friend: What's that?
Me: Do you know Judo? (Everybody knows Judo)
Me: You know that Judo has groundfight?
Me: Well, that's Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
That's more than enough explaination for a non MAist. And I can get on with what I was doing before.
If you try to explain BJJ with all it's finesse to non MAists, it will can easely take an hour and even then they won't get it.
10/19/2008 3:19pm, #14
I tell them it's wrestling that incorporates jointlocks and chokes.
Even better, assuming you have enough sense to refrain from discussing martial arts with strangers, tell your friends not to bring the subject up either.Shut the hell up and train.
10/19/2008 4:24pm, #15Originally Posted by jnp
10/19/2008 4:33pm, #16Originally Posted by jnp
this is by far the best solution!
10/19/2008 5:39pm, #17Originally Posted by jnp
While this may sometimes work, my co-workers associate "wrestling" with WWF stuff. They all think I go out and do wrassling shows when I say I'm doing a tournament.
10/19/2008 5:43pm, #18Originally Posted by MrBadGuy
you know hard gay?
the japanese tv star?
go google him, there are english subtitles, very vierd humor.
10/19/2008 5:51pm, #19
Originally Posted by Asriel
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10/19/2008 6:24pm, #20
I tell them I practice Snew.
"What's 'Snew'?" they ask.
"Aw, nothin'. What's Snew with you! HAW HAW HAW!"
Then we all get to find out who has the best fighting technique.