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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I'm not a fan of taming the beast within, rather to harness the ugly bugger to greater heights.

    But hold on tight onto those reigns lest you run into illegal/unethical territory.

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    thanks for the advice guys. It looks like I still have more to learn about losing my ego

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoGroinNoKrav View Post
    *sigh* I just want to vent here maybe get some suggestions. I'm having a problem with sparring in which I freeze up sometimes. Today I sparred two people in class a guy who was twice my age and height, and a kid who was in like 8th grade and taller then me.
    Am I too read this as the guy was twice your height? Are you a midget, or is he a frost-giant?
    The fool thinks himself immortal,
    If he hold back from battle;
    But old age will grant him no truce,
    Even if spears spare him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whathappened View Post
    I'm not a fan of taming the beast within, rather to harness the ugly bugger to greater heights.

    But hold on tight onto those reigns lest you run into illegal/unethical territory.
    Your tough guy philosophy is lame.

    You may disregard your warning, I thought this was in the striking technique forum.

    But you are still lame and should still change your style field


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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    People with bad ego's rarely survive these kinds of Martial Arts. There's always someone bigger / better / stronger / quicker and they'll gladly hand your arse to you if you're an ego driven person.

    I'm not saying you are, I'm quietly confident most guys go through what you went through at least once or twice in their training life. I know I have when I was younger.

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Used to box a guy who was agro and bashed me on a fairly consistant basis. It can be daunting.
    Take a teaspoon of cement before class and you should be right. After a while you will get used to thinking what to do while you are getting smashed up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ADM View Post
    People with bad ego's rarely survive these kinds of Martial Arts. There's always someone bigger / better / stronger / quicker and they'll gladly hand your arse to you if you're an ego driven person.

    I'm not saying you are, I'm quietly confident most guys go through what you went through at least once or twice in their training life. I know I have when I was younger.
    well not saying I had a huge ego like i was all tough and shizz. Though i guess I had an ego in a way that thought of myself as a loser and pathetic. When in fact I should strive to be better not to be a winner, but to do better then the way I am now

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Everyone has an ego though dude :) I do, I don't think I could be a fighter without it.

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    I think that's a pretty good mindset.

    Whenever I think about my own training benchmarks, I like to imagine "Could I kick the ass of myself six months ago?"

    The answer isn't always yes for me, but it's better than needlessly comparing yourself to others.

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I honestly used to be a rag doll in grappling
    kids would pick me up over there heads and toss me
    BUT
    It actually made me really tough for a little bit
    And feeling tough is fun

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