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  1. Matt Phillips is offline
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    NOTE TO SELF - MOAR GRAPPLE - GET A NORMAL HAIR CUT - REPEAT

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    The key is not to become lost in illusion and to have balance.
    I think the transition to adulthood can be defined as learning to apply this first to WoW, and then to life in general. :P
    Now darkness comes; you don't know if the whales are coming. - Royce Gracie


    KosherKickboxer has t3h r34l chi sao

    In De Janerio, in blackest night,
    Luta Livre flees the fight,
    Behold Maeda's sacred tights;
    Beware my power... Blue Lantern's light!
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    In soviet Monkeystan, adulthood come when beaten by village with stick, and levt in wilderness to fend off wolves with cold era chainsaw for 3 days.
    If make walkings back to village, real man become. Get to make happy time with village virgin.
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    Dude I kill people for a fucking living.

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    Please to direct me to United States of Judo association.
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    KosherKickboxer has t3h r34l chi sao

    In De Janerio, in blackest night,
    Luta Livre flees the fight,
    Behold Maeda's sacred tights;
    Beware my power... Blue Lantern's light!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtripp View Post
    When you are out of work for a long time, you begin to feel "worthless." Happens. It is very easy to get lost in something like WoW because it feels like you are accomplishing something, and making a difference. There is even an "earning money" element to it. Guilds "need" you to accomplish "missions," and a sense of "self-worth" comes out of that.

    Problem is, its an illusion. That seems obvious, but it isn't when you are looking for any success to define you. Can it be bad? Yes. Can it be good? Yes.

    The key is not to become lost in illusion and to have balance.
    A Martial art, for majority of us, is nothing more than a game of WOW. It's a random skill set learned by a select group of people with the intention of gaining status, meeting new friends, having something to keep their mind's busy, or all of the above. That's why is so fucking pathetic when you see some black belt (in any art) act like a complete dick because he's better at it than others. It would be no less delusional for a high-level World of Warcraft player walking around in the REAL WORLD like he /she was the ****. The premise that 'masters' get to act like royalty and/or dickheads is absurd.

    MTripp, I have a lot more respect for you based on some of your comments in this thread. You sound human, like the rest of us, not like some superhuman martial arts god that will kill us all with a swipe of your mighty hand. As I progress in the art of BJJ, I hope to keep the perspective that I'm playing a game rather than increasing my value as a person. Now off to class to get my ass handed to me......
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    Quote Originally Posted by kayman101 View Post
    A Martial art, for majority of us, is nothing more than a game of WOW. It's a random skill set learned by a select group of people with the intention of gaining status, meeting new friends, having something to keep their mind's busy, or all of the above. That's why is so fucking pathetic when you see some black belt (in any art) act like a complete dick because he's better at it than others. It would be no less delusional for a high-level World of Warcraft player walking around in the REAL WORLD like he /she was the ****. The premise that 'masters' get to act like royalty and/or dickheads is absurd.

    MTripp, I have a lot more respect for you based on some of your comments in this thread. You sound human, like the rest of us, not like some superhuman martial arts god that will kill us all with a swipe of your mighty hand. As I progress in the art of BJJ, I hope to keep the perspective that I'm playing a game rather than increasing my value as a person. Now off to class to get my ass handed to me......
    Well said.
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    Not exactly random? Or would you be ok with adding basket weaving or tax preparation to your MMA school?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lindz View Post
    Not exactly random? Or would you be ok with adding basket weaving or tax preparation to your MMA school?

    I think you missed the point.........random in terms of basic human needs. We live in a society where one can actually survive without being a martial artist. My whole point is that martial arts for 99.99% of us are a hobby, which should be enjoyed similar to a video game.

    I do, however, think tax preparation at my school would be helpful:)
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    Quote Originally Posted by retnuheht View Post
    You do NOT talk to me like that. You have NO respect. You do NOT EVER get on the Mat with me in person, with OUT signing my legal injury and death waiver. EVER.

    I have not been able to stop laughing since I read this. This site is AMAZING!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtripp View Post
    I was unemployed for a year... the real world sucked. I got lost in WoW for about a year. But yes, I do play. I also watch Glee, and sing along!

    I am a complex guy...

    LOL!
    Actualy i never felt the seduction of losing myself into it because the other players are so friggin geeky.
    average random dungeon conversation:
    ' hi guys'
    ' hi!'
    ' buff plz'
    'wait....how many bosses left?'
    'this is start you noob.'
    'hunter let tank pull!'
    ' wake up healer!! FFS!'
    ' OMG U FUKKIN HUNTARD NOOB!'
    'Wiped'
    'lolol FAIL! u noobs!'
    ' who u callng a noob?!'
    ' lol ur momz!'

    '' your group has been disbanded''

    also i dont get it, with al the talents and such.
    i rather play ma's, but you know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kayman101 View Post
    ... As I progress in the art of BJJ, I hope to keep the perspective that I'm playing a game rather than increasing my value as a person. Now off to class to get my ass handed to me......
    Your entire post was very well put, but I especially liked this last part- it's a very good perspective to have when approaching our hobby. We're called BJJ players for a reason.

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