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KaosRebel666
12/24/2008 1:02pm,
My mom thought that since I have rank in one MA, it would translate to all MA. I just looked at her with a stupid look on my face. Oh, this was just last week she said that.

Lindz
12/25/2008 1:18am,
I used to believe that if your sparring didn't look anything like your (compliant)training it was because of a failure of confidence in the student and an insult to the teacher. And that it could be fixed by even more compliant training.

Domite
12/25/2008 1:46am,
The pair of you are in a foot race for biggest oxygen thief on this site.


Thats not true! Toby's on wheels.

bjjgame
12/25/2008 1:59am,
I used to believe there were actual MA's on this site. But I mostly see a bunch of UFC wannabe's.
I, for one, have no desire to be in the UFC. I do, however, want to spend my money on something effective. I must admit, though, that the slow grace of Tai Chi and the flexibility of yoga would be an incredibly effective defense against a contortionist stroke victim. I really hope that I don't get attacked by one of those.

Toby Christensen
12/25/2008 5:54am,
Thats not true! Toby's on wheels.


Bullshit. I'm provisional license only. The rest of the time I hoof it around by foot.

FickleFingerOfFate
12/25/2008 8:28am,
Bullshit. I'm provisional license only. The rest of the time I hoof it around by foot.

They don't allow Toby to use his wheelchair in public situations,

there have been too many incidents

when he severely bruised peoples ankles and shins

during a fit of palsy.

Hemce, the "provisional" license.

Toby Christensen
12/25/2008 7:52pm,
Your obsession with non existent objects and situations would be truly overwhelming if it weren't so boring.

FickleFingerOfFate
12/25/2008 9:47pm,
Your obsession with non existent objects and situations would be truly overwhelming if it weren't so boring.


Says the 'one hit wonder'.



"I am not what you think I am, but let me tell you what you are,

as I tell you how you can't possibly know me,

even though I have bared my desiccated soul on the interwebz."

Lily
12/25/2008 10:30pm,
So we arrive at the same impasse. Toby once again backs down from the original agreement, starts throwing words, tries to change the location and the rules, rants about his problems, makes threats and in general gets ridden hard by the fa660ts.

Toby, dude.....seriously, let go of this whole thing if you're going to try to weasel your way out of it and claim you're being discriminated against etc. Focus on more constructive things like getting some actual training, working and contributing to discussions on BS rather than always starting 'woe is me/legal letters/my twin lawyer bro/my crutches' threads.

Cy Q. Faunce
12/26/2008 7:40pm,
The pair of you are in a foot race for biggest oxygen thief on this site.
That race has been run, and a winner declared.

Can't wait for the prize to be awarded.

uberjim
12/28/2008 8:02pm,
If it cannot be used directly in a combat scenario, it has no place in your training.

If a would-be teacher spends more than 5% of his time telling you about how ineffective other martial art systems are, then he's probably teaching something more realistic than the systems he decries. I was disillusioned from this by a guy who taught Wing Chun. He started out dissing krotty (it's too stiff, nobody uses it in a real fight bla bla) which is pretty common, but he actually went so far as to say JKD is too solidified a system. After half an hour of this "every style is full of nothing but baggage except for mine" garbage, his class consisted solely of compliant drills and qigong-esque form practice.

Brizz
12/29/2008 12:18am,
* A kick to the knee or palm to the elbow joint will snap a leg or arm, respectively

I believed that this morning. ****, I still believe it a little bit...

(Sorry, I thought page 17 was the LAST page. Can't delete this, just ignore it I guess)

uberjim
12/29/2008 11:35pm,
I believed that this morning. ****, I still believe it a little bit...

(Sorry, I thought page 17 was the LAST page. Can't delete this, just ignore it I guess)


It probably could if it was a REALLY hard punch or kick, especially if you got them locked up so it hyperextended. But, that would take a bit of grappling to set up. It's kinda like the myth that you can kill a guy by hitting his nose at the right angle, pushing his bones up into his brain. That could hypothetically work, but you'd have to be using a sledgehammer or something to do it; the bones between the nose and brain are very thick. Similarly, the elbows and knees are both made to take a lot of punishment and while they are more vulnerable than the non-joint parts of the arms/legs, they're still really damn sturdy.

Brizz
12/29/2008 11:49pm,
If you had them locked up, and the joint hyperextended, and you hit it as hard as you can. That'll hurt them a lot. If you keep hitting it as hard as you can, it would break. I think. I'm not a doctor, but that makes sense...

v1y
12/30/2008 10:10am,
My mom thought that since I have rank in one MA, it would translate to all MA. I just looked at her with a stupid look on my face. Oh, this was just last week she said that. Duh all martial arts are karate.

omoplatypus
12/30/2008 11:40am,
i thought monkey style kung fu was effective.


but, maybe it is, if it'd done right.


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