View Full Version : Stupid things you used to believe about martial arts

1/25/2007 1:47pm,
Karate teaches you how to fight so you know how not to fight.

Actually," Karate teaches you how to fight, so that you don't have to fight."

But you are right in a way, when you know karate, you really can not fight.

1/25/2007 1:52pm,
Not to mention he does Kakujenbo...

And whats wrong with that?

1/25/2007 2:09pm,
And now you post on internet forums. All the education to waste.

But I get to work somewhere that lets me post and be entertained by Sirc and MegaJesusetc. It was all worth it, outstanding student loans nothwithstanding.

1/25/2007 2:13pm,
Not to mention he does Kakujenbo...

Full contact sparring, (after you have been training for a while) grappling / submission training. Seems pretty good by bullshido standards to me. My main complaint would be that the striking should be a little less traditional. Other than that, worlds above the definition of a McDojo.

1/25/2007 2:36pm,
No need to explain yourself nunon, epicurus is just a bitter individual.

1/25/2007 2:37pm,
I remember reading that Hatsumi from the Bujinkan could fall an opponent in demonstrations with a mystical stare. I believed it.

I remember when I first started TKD I asked one of the black belts what he thought of Royce Gracie, because I thought he was awesome. He told me that he thought that he wasn't that impressive. I asked him what he thought about thier claim that 90 percent of fights go to the ground. He stated that a real martial artist trains so that the fight never goes to the ground. From there I spent 2 1/2 years in TKD wasting my time when I started out training with the right mindset all along. My mindset got worse as time went on and I finally started watching MMA again after I quit TKD.

I used to argue with my friend whether Steven Seagal or Jet Li would win in a fight.

I believed that my TKD grandmaster could beat just about anybody.

I belived that the Rocky movies were an accurate depiction of boxing technique, therefore boxing has no technique.

The movements in forms and kata would come out in sparring or a real fight even without my knowing thier application.

That wrestling wasn't useful in a real fight. Yes, even when I wrestled I believed this.

That Steven Hayes vs Steven Seagal would be a good match.

That "Dragon" The Bruce Lee Story" was an accurate depiction of Bruce Lee's life. Also that the fight scenes were realistic.

That nobody past or present could have beaten Bruce Lee. Except for maybe Hatsumi or Steven Seagal.

That Shaolin monks were among the toughest fighters on earth and had mystical powers of chi and levitation.

That all the best fighters came from Japan.

That Morihei Ueshiba could dodge bullets and teleport.

That the way they talked about ki in DragonBallZ was really an accurate depiction of how energy works and how some martial artists could fly and do no-touch knockouts. And that one day we would be at thier level of projecting energy, we just don't understand it well enough yet.

That Steven Seagal could beat Chuck Norris in a fight.

1/25/2007 3:11pm,
I used to believe that the ICY vs SIRC video existed...

1/25/2007 4:15pm,
Anyone else convinced that Spock's paralyzing neck grab actually worked when they were a kid?

There were a few people in middle school who believed I knew the "vulcan death grip."

In reality I just had a strong grip and was attempting to crush the meat in their necks. It hurt so it must've been a "death" grip right?

1/25/2007 5:45pm,
I used to believe that taking martial arts made you a better person.

1/25/2007 5:58pm,
up until about 2 years ago i believed that...
-karate, kung fu, and tkd were great for a street fight
-boxing was useless

i almost even joined a kung fu place but luckily they didnt pick up and found a great muay thai gym...very very close

1/25/2007 7:33pm,
When I grew up in the Philippines, I never learned any FMAs because I thought it was retarded fighting with two sticks you'd never carry with you in real life.

I also believed the inch punch could break through walls.

1/25/2007 8:00pm,
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When I was a kid I thought Kung Fu had magical powers because they could jump up 2 stories. Backwards.

1/25/2007 9:18pm,
I thought that the American ninja movies were cool.

That Sho Kosugi was a real ninja master.

That ninjas still exist.

That Bruce Lee was a karate expert

1/25/2007 9:28pm,
My old Goju Shihan told me a Shorinji Kempoka once made the dojo walls shake with Chi while doing a Kiai in a Kata. I was 13 and ATE THAT **** UP. Believed every damn word..... god I was stupid.

1/25/2007 9:34pm,
No need to explain yourself nunon, epicurus is just a bitter individual.

It's like you've known me all my life!

and I didn't know what kakujenbo was, but it sounded easy to pick on.

1/25/2007 9:43pm,
I used to believe that with my aikido training I could fight and defeat anywhere from 5 to 10 opponents. I also believed that if anyone pulled a knife on me they were dead meat.

I'm lucky to be alive.