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    Pretended, yup. The throwdown footage was all real, but Tony made us do mock-up scenes like at the end where I RNC him at his desk. It was a fascinating insight into the ethics of TV journalism today.

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    the media is lying to us?

    omg...

    what else could they have lied to us about?

    edit: btw guiz, you forgot to do a bullshido greeting pose: middlefingers.

    you failed a little.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lebell
    the media is lying to us?
    omg...
    what else could they have lied to us about?
    edit: btw guiz, you forgot to do a bullshido greeting pose: middlefingers.
    you failed a little.
    It wasn't a lie... it was just a bit of fun... :dink:

    Also, don't tell US about failing - we were at least there... :rolleyes:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonuzaba
    It wasn't a lie... it was just a bit of fun... :dink:

    Also, don't tell US about failing - we were at least there... :rolleyes:
    This is true.
    I couldnt make it, im sorry about that, especially after seeing the video.
    You really arranged some cool things man and set a good standard.

    ( i was a bit intimidated by your wing chung so i was affraid to come..)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonuzaba
    It wasn't a lie... it was just a bit of fun... :dink:

    Also, don't tell US about failing - we were at least there... :rolleyes:
    yeah LEBELL where were you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lebell
    ...( i was a bit intimidated by your wing chung so i was affraid to come..)
    Yeah, I know, I do instill fear in any man that squares off with me.

    But it only lasts until they land the first good hook on my face, it's just regular sparring from then on. :happy10:

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    Quote Originally Posted by RunningDog
    yeah LEBELL where were you?
    I couldnt spare the money as im desperately trying to move house.
    I'm on a housingcorporation site looking for an appartment on a second browser screen as im typing.

    It takes so goddamn long in my region, waiting lists of 4 years man.

    It could be worse: waiting lists for a appartment from the council in Amsterdam is 14 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lebell
    I couldnt spare the money as im desperately trying to move house.
    I'm on a housingcorporation site looking for an appartment on a second browser screen as im typing.

    It takes so goddamn long in my region, waiting lists of 4 years man.

    It could be worse: waiting lists for a appartment from the council in Amsterdam is 14 years.
    Yeah, I guess you can't have both legal pot and problem-free housing... :icon_wink

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    OK, gonna put the translated text here too:

    What you’re training, is stupid.
    There’s no evidence about the effectiveness of your style.
    Did anybody ever win in the ring with your style? No? Then it’s not worth ****.

    It all began with statements like these aimed at me on the Internet, on a website with black background very well known to my surrounding and family.

    I must say that I suffer no illusions about my fighting abilities. – I haven’t trained for 8 years now and “fitness” is a word I probably wouldn’t even be able to spell right.

    I never wrestled before, for example, but I was glad to try it.

    I learned everything I know in Wing Tsun kung fu trainings and through sparring with like-minded enthusiasts from different styles. There’s a website that connects thousands of „madmen“from all over the world:

    me: Bullshido – a play of words made from the Japanese term bushido, meaning path of the warrior, the samurai codex, and from the English expression Bullshit, which in Slovak means stupidity, senselessness or simply: a huge pile of ****.

    This website brought to life a massive international community with many thousand members.

    Psychomongoose: Bullshido is mainly about enforcing honesty in martial arts, really. It’s primarily concerned about making sure that what people are paying to get, is actually what they’re receiving.

    Bullshido claims that martial arts are called „martial“, because they teach people how to fight. Those who don’t fight, who just practice forms or hit the air and still claim to know how to fight, are lying to themselves. It’s like if somebody who never stepped into water would claim to have exceptional swimming abilities.

    Just like reading a book about swimming will not make you a swimmer, training without regular, hard physical contact will not make a fighter out of anyone.

    Bullshido also introduced the concept of throwdowns, meetings where usernames turn into real persons, who can mutually test each others strengths and abilities. So I decided to organize the first ever Central European throwdown – I invited all those interested to come to Bratislava and train together. I anticipated the event for approximately half a year, guessing how it would turn out. I was pondering about the outcome all the time. Will I really get a godawful beating or will I be able to produce some reasonable reaction? Will people come at all?

    Runningdog: The fact that several members flew a long way to participate shows that people really do care about throwdowns.

    I had no idea who is going to show up in Bratislava – it could have been a couple of professional fighters. I met the first three participants on Friday evening and we went to take a look at the professionals to the Pasienky sports hall, where the 4th annual K-1 „Fighter’s night“ was taking place.

    me: Martial arts are hobby for the most of us. It is a completely different world, than the world of world champions and multiple world title holders.

    Ernesto Hoost is a kickboxing legend and an exceptionally quiet and nice person, who had absolutely no problem with posing for our camera. For many years he was one of the most feared men in the K-1 ring, where he achieved 4 world champion titles.

    Ernesto Hoost: „Hi to all viewers of TV JOJ, this is Ernesto Hoost, 4-times K-1 champion.“

    Ernesto, known in the ring as Mr. Perfect, didn’t know the Bullshido website until now. Nevertheless he has an opinion about nonsense in the martial arts:

    E.H.: „I respect any person who is doing kung fu or aikido in a non-competitive way, but they should also respect me as a competitor. Then I think there will be no bullshit.“

    Most people who give and take pain occasionally on training don’t plan to stand in the ring as a professional. They can‘t or won’t dedicate that much time, energy or pain to fighting, but at the same time they are missing different positive aspects of such a career.

    Just because somebody enjoys playing football with colleagues every now and then and manages to score some goals, doesn’t mean they are threatening Beckham’s or Ronaldo’s career. As long as they realize this, everything is fine. When they start to write over the Internet how magnificent they are and how everybody else sucks big time, there is a possibility to prove the real status of things. This is why I love the concept of throwdowns so much – it is one thing to type in an offense over the Net and another one to speak out facing a person who could hit you in the face.

    Me: My very first Internet date turned into a quite pleasant weekend. When you communicate with people over the net you never know who you actually going to meet in real life. Sometimes you are lucky to find people who will give you just exactly what you’re looking for.... (choking scene – better ears might be able to hear Runnigdog’s mantra: „Die, chunner, die!“ ;-) )

    5 members of Bullshido arrived in Bratislava at the invitation of an unknown Slovak web user. 3 from Great Britain, one from Italy and one American living in the Slovak town Trnava. He also brought his friend, a non-member, who trained with us. These people have experiences in wrestling, judo, Brazilian jiu jitsu, wu shu or karate.
    The goal of the meeting on the mats wasn’t to beat each other up. It was about sparring – that is about hard training with safety equipment, during which both participants try to hit each other and above all: resist each other. So if one of them makes a mistake and doesn’t cover an attack, he’s going to eat a strong punch, kick or choke – this is no dance choreography. One learns equally from being successful and being unsuccessful.

    I also brought my rubber training knifes with me. Many styles of martial arts teach defense against knives, but rarely do they practice this very dangerous situation in a realistic manner. It is possible to do so with a rubber knife. And it is harder then it seems.

    Me: We had it going on at the training, but we all agreed that no matter how fast your fists or feet are, the bullet coming out of a weapon is always faster and deadlier.

    We visited a shooting range with these three Bullshido members, who spent the whole weekend in Bratislava. The British have very harsh firearm laws, so this was the first opportunity for the usernames Chun, Psychomongoose and Runningdog to experience shooting with live ammunition. These photographs will surely remind them about the weekend they spent at the first Central European throwdown.

    Saturday, September the 8th 2007 was a very nice and enlightening experience. There were no death matches, no final answers to any participants' fighting abilities. For me personally this international meeting on the mats was a proof of me having at least some solid basis upon which I can build. This basis is hard training. It hurts sometimes, but it is the right path.
    Last edited by Tonuzaba; 9/13/2007 4:50am at .

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    tears to my eyes Tonuzaba..tears to my eyes... ;-)

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