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    24fightingchickens: Back as a Blog

    So Rob Redmond's site is back up, in case anyone cares. A lot of folks seemed to hate on him pretty hard from this site, but he sort of introduced me to the concept of bullshido before I found Bullshido.net, so despite his apparently titanic ego (don't run into many of those in the martial arts, now do ya?), I'm kind of interested to see it back.

    He's a Shotokan dude, but always seemed refreshingly candid about its shortcomings -- asserting that a boxer or wrestler usually prevails against a karateka when the heat's actually on because of better conditioning and experience taking hard shots, dissing on ki and advocating hard sparring, outside conditioning and weight training.

    Been nice if a _ing _hunner had stepped up to the plate with similar candor about the limitations of an art before I wasted two years slapping elbows and pretending to give a **** about Bruce Lee or William Cheung, but what're you gonna do. At least I learned the Dreaded Anti-grapple...

    Anyway, maybe worth a look if you're into that sort of thing. Sorry if this is posted already, I'm a freakin' newbie with poor search skills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToofLess
    So Rob Redmond's site is back up, in case anyone cares. A lot of folks seemed to hate on him pretty hard from this site, but he sort of introduced me to the concept of bullshido before I found Bullshido.net, so despite his apparently titanic ego (don't run into many of those in the martial arts, now do ya?), I'm kind of interested to see it back.

    He's a Shotokan dude, but always seemed refreshingly candid about its shortcomings -- asserting that a boxer or wrestler usually prevails against a karateka when the heat's actually on because of better conditioning and experience taking hard shots, dissing on ki and advocating hard sparring, outside conditioning and weight training.

    Been nice if a _ing _hunner had stepped up to the plate with similar candor about the limitations of an art before I wasted two years slapping elbows and pretending to give a **** about Bruce Lee or William Cheung, but what're you gonna do. At least I learned the Dreaded Anti-grapple...

    Anyway, maybe worth a look if you're into that sort of thing. Sorry if this is posted already, I'm a freakin' newbie with poor search skills.
    Didnt see a link ....

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    I hated his site back when I was practicing bad mckrotty, so I'll probably love it now. I have to wonder if his writing style is still as abrasive as I remember it.

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    Uh, Bruce Lee DID dis on the Bullshido in WC. That's where JKD started. Heck, his idea of antiboxing or antigrappling was to go out and actually learn boxing and wrestling! Not to mention his advocating the LOW kicks of TKD, not the high ones. The only reason he did the high ones in the films was 'cause Chuck Norris talked him into it. He also helped spread FMA, and invented the MMA glove, blah, blah, etc., etc. ad infitum...

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    I have an urge to start listing Bruce Lee's shortcomings now, but that would accomplish nothing.

    What I'm always curious about is that if a Shotokan guy admits that his style will normally be triumphed over by boxers and wrestlers... why does he do Shotokan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TehDeadlyDimMak
    What I'm always curious about is that if a Shotokan guy admits that his style will normally be triumphed over by boxers and wrestlers... why does he do Shotokan?
    Maybe he just enjoys it?
    Not a damn thing wrong with that, specially as he's completely upfront about Shotokan's limitiations.

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    He just can't admit BOXING WINS AGAIN!
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    Oh yeah, a link. Sorry.

    http://www.24fightingchickens.com

    And yeah, he's still pretty keen on himself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToofLess
    Oh yeah, a link. Sorry.

    http://www.24fightingchickens.com

    And yeah, he's still pretty keen on himself.
    Don't hate the blogger. Hate the blog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shuma-Gorath
    I hated his site back when I was practicing bad mckrotty, so I'll probably love it now. I have to wonder if his writing style is still as abrasive as I remember it.
    Why would a fan of Bullshido care about abrasive writing style?

    Quote Originally Posted by TehDeadlyDimMak
    What I'm always curious about is that if a Shotokan guy admits that his style will normally be triumphed over by boxers and wrestlers... why does he do Shotokan?
    I don't admit that about "my style." I admit that about the people who typically do my style. The difference is important - it leaves me room for the possibility of not fitting that mold.

    It's never about style. It's about platform.
    Last edited by 24FC; 3/20/2006 5:07pm at .

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    Nice...reading that back in the day always made me consider doing one for TKD...

    There's just too much BS to deal with.

    24FC is definitely a dude who Shoto-can. The rest Shotokan't.
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