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ronin1
1/06/2012 7:01pm,
It's fun how he never used a direct insult... also, did you actually check out the link he gave you?

To add to this, some would argue that using a certain technique on someone who's so drunk he can hardly work is not necessarily proving its effectiveness in an actual fight. Yes I checked it out and I am still laughing a bit. Yes you are right that armbarring drunks is not the peak of proving prowess. Some are drunk some are not. Some are bad some are just plain silly. The full gamut as it were.Not proof but then again Im not overly concerned what a stranger thinks. Merely trying to make conversation and respond in kind. Not in the habit of insulting strangers. unless provoked i suppose but I guess that aint too zenlike.

ujina
1/13/2012 4:11am,
I used to think that black belt was top level. Then i got my black belt 1st Dan and realize that it's only the beginning, that now i got the basics and i can try to work on that.

So when people around me brag about being black belt...:BigGrin:

Daweedy
1/13/2012 8:10am,
My biggest mistake was thinking that Bujinkan is the best martial art around. I trained it for three years I attended seminars and during all that time I thought that we are to dangerous to sparr. And then after a while I went to my friends house who was doing boxing for about a month and asked me if we would sparr. I said yes. I thought I had a huge experience advantage over him. Needles to say he totaly destroyed me when I was trying to do all that Ninjutsu stuff that I learned. Only untill I totaly abandoned my training experience was when I was having success.
In reality I was fighting better if I was just going with my instincts istead of what I have learned. Since than I stopped training that rubish and I am totaly focusing on MMA training where we train Full contact sparring from every position.
Now I think that having knowledge of traditional martial arts can be worse than no knowledge at all!

Daweedy
1/13/2012 8:12am,
My biggest mistake was thinking that Bujinkan is the best martial art around. I trained it for three years I attended seminars and during all that time I thought that we are to dangerous to sparr. And then after a while I went to my friends house who was doing boxing for about a month and asked me if we would sparr. I said yes. I thought I had a huge experience advantage over him. Needles to say he totaly destroyed me when I was trying to do all that Ninjutsu stuff that I learned. Only untill I totaly abandoned my training experience was when I was having success.
In reality I was fighting better if I was just going with my instincts istead of what I have learned. Since than I stopped training that rubish and I am totaly focusing on MMA training where we train Full contact sparring from every position.
Now I think that having knowledge of traditional martial arts can be worse than no knowledge at all!

pokeroo
1/13/2012 11:15am,
My biggest mistake was thinking that Bujinkan is the best martial art around. I trained it for three years I attended seminars and during all that time I thought that we are to dangerous to sparr. And then after a while I went to my friends house who was doing boxing for about a month and asked me if we would sparr. I said yes. I thought I had a huge experience advantage over him. Needles to say he totaly destroyed me when I was trying to do all that Ninjutsu stuff that I learned. Only untill I totaly abandoned my training experience was when I was having success.
In reality I was fighting better if I was just going with my instincts istead of what I have learned. Since than I stopped training that rubish and I am totaly focusing on MMA training where we train Full contact sparring from every position.
Now I think that having knowledge of traditional martial arts can be worse than no knowledge at all!
Nice work being honest with yourself and all. I did the ninjutsu stuff too, and while I quit for other reasons, after being away from it some time I realized that I was unhappy with the training. I think on some level I realized that the intensity was not there and there was no way of knowing how effective it would actually be.
By the way, why don't you go and post in noobietown to introduce yourself to the bullshido community?

nils
2/08/2012 1:29pm,
Since most of the normal crazy has been mentioned before, I have to add only one little gem of TMA-BS:

I used to believe that Karate-Masters could - by sheer force of will - retract their testicles into their abdomen so they were immune to groin-kicks. My trainer believed it, too.

realjanuary
2/08/2012 6:44pm,
I used to think that all aikidoka knew how to use a sword.

I used to think that anyone instructing a class must know what they were talking about.

I really just posting here to share a gem I saw today:
someone I know, whose grappling training is only in dead drills, thought a kimura from under mount. My jaw dropped.

Tonymontana
2/10/2012 1:03am,
that death touch dim mak is real i felt it before

It is Fake
2/10/2012 8:36am,
that death touch dim mak is real i felt it beforeWell then, you are proof it is fake because you are still typing.

Tranquil Suit
2/10/2012 8:42am,
No wait, it only sets in 20 years later.

Consider writing a countdown blog.

It is Fake
2/10/2012 8:43am,
Since he says it is real I go by the 3-6 days or the hundred steps rule.

Chili Pepper
2/10/2012 9:11am,
I used to believe that Karate-Masters could - by sheer force of will - retract their testicles into their abdomen so they were immune to groin-kicks. My trainer believed it, too.

My old sifu used to do the Iron Crotch in public demonstrations. Nothing gets "retracted" - it's far less amazing than that.

Permalost
2/10/2012 12:17pm,
Since he says it is real I go by the 3-6 days or the hundred steps rule.
Maybe he's been avoiding those hundred steps by using a wheelchair.

It is Fake
2/10/2012 3:20pm,
Maybe he's been avoiding those hundred steps by using a wheelchair.
.....OR......
Unless he is Cartman playing WoW......


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7vBd8Z47ZE

This **** IS REAL.

nils
2/11/2012 12:09pm,
My old sifu used to do the Iron Crotch in public demonstrations. Nothing gets "retracted" - it's far less amazing than that.

In which way has this been a public demonstration? Did he put his testies on open display?

And how the f* did he do that?

307monkeys
2/18/2012 3:48pm,
That I would ever be able to beat someone substantially larger than me who didn't totally suck.

I got screwed by genetics =(