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  1. TrueKarateKid is offline

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    1/14/2009 1:40am


     Style: Shitoryu Karate and BJJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by ADM
    Hmm my Mum kind of let up from all that crap once I took up Martial Arts (kickboxing being my first art).

    Everyones different I guess.

    Not sure how you can sell it to your Mum, but then again I'm grasping for reasons why you should even NEED to sell it.
    Because my mom's a major anti-violence advocate, who likes to live in the fantasy world that kata will save you from any violent situation. And the worst part is that she doesn't even TAKE any martial arts. I've tried getting her to watch Boxing or MMA and she leaves the room in disgust after about twenty seconds, ranting about how awful it is. That's the kind of person I'm dealing with.

    Only reason she even let me take up karate was because I was getting into fights at school, and she let me learn karate so I "didn't have to fight".

    Yes, she buys into all that bunk.


    But these are really good suggestions, and I'm going to try them out the next time I find a Kyokushin dojo, or try at Boxing again.
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    1/14/2009 1:52am


     Style: BJJ, Judo & Boxing

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    How old are you? ie, how long until you get your Driver's License?
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    I'm 17. I have my Learners License, but haven't gotten the chance to practice much.
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    1/14/2009 2:00am


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    Eyes that don't see, heart that doesn't feel.

    By which I mean don't tell her you are boxing.
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    1/14/2009 2:02am


     Style: BJJ, Judo & Boxing

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    If you're in Australia... hurry up and do your 120 hours so you can get your License as soon as you turn 18. Then you'll be able to train in whatever you want with or without the support of your parents. If you pay for it and get yourself to/from training there's not much they can do.
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    In the meantime, do Judo. I've been doing it for only a few weeks but damn, it's awesome.
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    You may have to wear her down with facts and evidence. It may take a while but if you present your side of the argument in a cool, mature, logical fashion enough times you may have success. Try showing her written statements from people in the know, maybe even get a boxing coach to sit down and talk with her.

    Remember the key with getting reluctant parties to agree with you is to present your side in a firm, but mature fashion, repeatedly.
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    1/14/2009 2:08am


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    Or just don't tell them. That works as well.
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    Eh whatever works for you I say. Then again I had relatively sane parents....
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    1/14/2009 2:12am


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    Sane would be letting you box.

    I mean damn:
    YouTube - Will Smith - Parents just don't understand
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    1/14/2009 2:13am


     Style: JKD, BJJ, FMA

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    I mean, it's not like you're going to be sparring with all the intensity of a professional fight anyway, so it might be in your best interest to tell your mother that it's not like you're always getting hit as hard as the people on tv.
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