5/20/2009 12:03pm, #131
5/20/2009 12:03pm, #132
Wasn't trying to do some bullshit pstychoanalyzing there, you said you didn't have friends there, what you meant was that you have friends, but "I won't ever see them outside of the gym and they don't got to the same competitions as me."
That's understandable. But without at least a couple of real friends as training partners you're limiting your growth as a competitor because most people don't give a **** about helping people get better. So your instructor might care about your success, but then might not either. Your training partners probably don't, so they won't go out of their way to help you improve either. You're missing out on a valuable training resource by not building closer bonds with your training partners/classmates.
5/20/2009 12:07pm, #133
So what do you do, Kint, tie your friends up in your ponytail and drag them to the gym with you? Most of my, what you would call my, "preexisting" outside-the-hobby friends could give two shits about martial arts. Most of the people I do martial arts with I never see outside of class. I'm not rude to them when I do see them, but it's not enough to make friends with them in most cases.
Am I supposed to stalk them?
Also, yes, I'm aware you cut it but I just love ponytail jokes.
5/20/2009 12:21pm, #134
I didn't cut it.>:) I roll it up in a bun for grappling, so keep with t he jokes all you want. And I make friends with the people in my class, some of them I end up seeing outside of class and they join my circle of pre-existing friends. We all work together before tournaments and **** to prepare, etc...
5/20/2009 12:23pm, #135
Should that happen, I'm not going to act to stop it, but it takes time - probably more time then meeting the people in some context where you aren't busy doing something.
5/20/2009 12:34pm, #136
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To which I will add: How ironic.
FWIW, the only thought which sprung to mind after reading the original post was in the title: I felt "the sole reason" should instead be "a big reason". .. that, and your math abuse amused me.Calm down, it's only ones and zeros.
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Tom Kagan's a big hairy...
Tom Kagan can lick my BALLS
Tom Kagan teaches _ing __un and bigotry?
Tom Kagan: Serious discussion here
Lamokio asks the burning question is Tom Kagan a ***** or just cruising for some
I'm Dave the gay Kickboxer from Manchester and I have the hots for Tom Kagan
TOM KAGAN, OPEN ME, THE MKT ARE COMING FOR YOU ! ARE YOU MAN ENOUGH TO MEET ?
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World Dominator 'Kagan' in plot to lie about real Kung Fu and Martial Arts
Tom Kagan just gave me my third negative rep in a day
I am infatuated with Tom Kagan
Tom Kagan is a fat balding white guy.
5/20/2009 12:58pm, #137
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5/20/2009 1:02pm, #138
5/21/2009 1:18pm, #139
Not really. We show up scared and leave really tired 2.5 hours later, there's no TIME for manlove.
7/17/2010 11:29am, #140
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i think the reason bullshidoka exist is because mcdojos make people feel empowered and good about themselves
I trained for 3 years in karate from ages 7-10. i felt great about it in gradeschool
Why anyone would fall for mcdojo training and want to be a bullshidoka as an adult is beyond me.
I think people like Dwight from the office would enjoy having a 12th dan from mcdojos.
ps the cultivation of bullshidoka is the cultivation of cash cows