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    I will, but only because Omega was cool and schooled me on the do's and don'ts. That was cool. Now we'll move on...

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    "Trained in wrestling for 3 years when I was little...forgot most of it. Trained in a Shaolin "McDojo" until I saw it for what it was. Since I live in Seattle, I was contemplating either Krav Maga or Dux-ryu, as soon as I get my grades up at the UW, that is... "

    Shriobake's profile.

    Just pointing out the dude is from circumstances.

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    Sinsinnatti Oh Hi Ho
    all things in Moderation
    Formerly in East Asia, the tradition was that when an unknown (the traditional martial arts community had a system of references), fraudulent or ineffective school would open in a community, it would eventually be shut down by other schools in the neighbourhood through direct challenges before they could harm or defraud many potential students. If the established schools were impressed by the martial ability of the newcomer during the encounter, then they would, by tradition, be allowed to stay open. If the new school couldn't defend themselves effectively, they would be disgraced by being publicly defeated. This traditional political encounter between different schools became a favourite motif of martial arts movie makers.
    I see how the bold lettered text ( my doing )could easily lead someone to think it was an organized tradition that local kwoons took part in together .

    Quote Originally Posted by Shirobake
    "I also read that, in the olden days, all new martial art schools in Asia had to get the consent of the prominent form authorities before being allowed to teach. "
    I took to authorites in Shirobake's 1st post to mean the heads of local schools who I assume would talk and work together from time to time .
    * shrugs *

    But since Shirobake didnt clarify these points or defend himself in any manner besides calling Omega a Semantics Nazi and then get mad ....

    I am right and both of you are :homo:'s

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    Quote Originally Posted by BackFistMonkey
    What did I get out of this whole thread?
    Well, I found a cool new smiley...that's it.

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