9/30/2012 9:29am, #541
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- Sep 2011
The whole spiritual warrior, martial arts make wiser men thing...
When you look at all the frauds and charlatans, they all take the holier than thou attitude, then lie and cheat. I see it everywhere: MA's, yoga, dance, whatever.
Martial arts are about learning how to fight or to express some martial choreography and everything in between. Applying yourself to it can be a positive endeavor as applying yourself to any activity can be.
If you need a guru, fine, leave others alone. I don't need your orientalist cookiecutter morals.
9/30/2012 12:51pm, #542
Grow the **** up and stop your childish stupid comments all over the place. If you don't like the culture here go to Martial Arts planet where they are more tolerant of your mystical views of Martial Arts.
So once again **** You.
9/30/2012 9:32pm, #543
I have been searching for years, and the closest we came was some mid-level pointfighting in Southeast Asia. Which means, theoretically, if I move to the other side of the planet, I might be able to train in some Silat that's on par with the average American Tae Kwon Do school.
Seriously, how many different styles have you trained in? Have you done anything that *wasn't* Silat? Because it's really easy to be impressed when you have zero basis for comparison.The fool thinks himself immortal,
If he hold back from battle;
But old age will grant him no truce,
Even if spears spare him.
9/30/2012 11:02pm, #544
Of course you havn't seen "real" Silat. You have to fly to go on a quest to the ends of the earth and trek through the jungle to the hidden temple and find the one true grand master who will only teach you after you save his daughter from local village rape gang.
10/01/2012 2:43am, #545
If you can already fight better than the Grand Master's Daughter, who he apparently raised in a rapey environment, maybe he's not the guy you want teaching you either.
When life gives you lemons... BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD!!
"what's the best thing about aikido then?"
"To be defeated by your enemies, to be driven by them from the field of battle, and to hear the lamentations of your women." ermghoti
10/01/2012 11:19am, #546
10/01/2012 12:36pm, #547
A week ago, there was a guy at the Dog Brothers gathering who tried a few silat Mortal Kombat spinning sweeps, but they didn't cut the opponent down like they were supposed to.
10/01/2012 4:12pm, #548
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- Feb 2012
I remember seeing Paul deThours (or however you spell his name) at a seminar a long time ago, mid or late 80s. I was a kid and really into Muay Thai. I remember thinking silat looked really cool but I had a hard enough time in sparring with 'simple' Muay Thai moves, so I'd never be good enough to pull off any of the stuff I was watching.
I was a kid, and naive, and didn't really know the difference between alive and compliant training.
deThours was a really funny, engaging guy... Most snake oil salesmen are though.
10/02/2012 8:07pm, #549
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- Nov 2007
10/02/2012 8:13pm, #550