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  1. JohnnyCache is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kintanon View Post
    See, the fact that you don't have friends where you train should be a red flag for you in some way. Unless you plan on ditching those places soonish for an MMA gym or something...
    I'm looking forward to your pancrase videos though.
    Seriously, Sirc is not Ryu Hayabusa, traveling from gym to gym, never speaking, just punching stuff like he's in the last half of Fighter in the Wind

    that would be RAD

    but in fact, he's just this very nice young man.
    There's no choice but to confront you, to engage you, to erase you. I've gone to great lengths to expand my threshold of pain. I will use my mistakes against you. There's no other choice.
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    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.
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    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.
    There's no choice but to confront you, to engage you, to erase you. I've gone to great lengths to expand my threshold of pain. I will use my mistakes against you. There's no other choice.
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    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...
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    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.
    There's no choice but to confront you, to engage you, to erase you. I've gone to great lengths to expand my threshold of pain. I will use my mistakes against you. There's no other choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirc View Post
    Also, I'm not gonna learn much from these competitions anyway, because some of them are TKD, which I am far beyond the level of anybody locally to even compete with me in my weight class with, not that I'm tooting my own horn. It's just true. Most of the people locally suck and I was an Olympic Nominee. Other competitions are just local Judo or medium contact kickboxing. I won't gain anything from watching me hold back. It's just glorified sparring sessions.
    The above paragraph essentially indicates you're spending a significant deal of time training and even competing for reasons other than to improve your overall performance.

    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.

    "Your calm and professional manner of response is really draining all the fun out of this. Can you reply more like Dr. Fagbot or something? Call me some names, mention some sand in my vagina or something of the sort. You can't expect me to come up with reasonable arguments man!" -- MaverickZ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirc View Post
    I dont have friends because I don't try to make any. I won't ever see them outside of the gym and they don't got to the same competitions as me. There's no practical reason to make friends.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sirc
    "I know I suck, but...." is admittance of your stagnation. It makes you feel comfortable, because you don't have to prove yourself anymore to anybody. You've got your place and it's safe and comfortable.
    I think this is quite the same thing, isn't it? Just saying.
    Sometimes you lose and sometimes the other guy wins.

    At this point I don't owe anybody an explenation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyCache View Post
    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.
    Sure, but spending 20+ hours a week with a bunch of people who have similar interests to you, you should eventually pick up a couple of good friends out of that.
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    Not really. We show up scared and leave really tired 2.5 hours later, there's no TIME for manlove.
    There's no choice but to confront you, to engage you, to erase you. I've gone to great lengths to expand my threshold of pain. I will use my mistakes against you. There's no other choice.
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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
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