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#11745 - 09/15/03 09:32 PM How do you show you are a martial artist?
Raven Offline
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Registered: 04/13/03
Posts: 549
Loc: Sin City
I used to wear my school's insignia but i got tired of having to stop and answer questions...did u at one time have this??
Also there might have been a negative side to this...what if i were to be targetted becuase of my insignia..like a gangster want to test me...wow i ran a risk there didn't I.

Anyways I'd like to hear what you guys do to show you are a martial artist..or do u do what i do as in the element of surprise.....

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#11746 - 09/16/03 12:36 AM Re: How do you show you are a martial artist?
kempo_jujitsu Offline
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Registered: 06/15/03
Posts: 1914
Loc: illinois, usa
the people who need to know i am a martial artist already know i am a martial artist....dont boast or flaunt it...you may just need that element of surprise you were talking about one day.

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#11747 - 09/16/03 01:06 AM Re: How do you show you are a martial artist?
Chen Zen Offline
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Registered: 02/09/03
Posts: 7043
Loc: Ms
Exactly.

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#11748 - 09/16/03 02:00 AM Re: How do you show you are a martial artist?
mark Offline
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Registered: 03/04/03
Posts: 1284
Loc: uk
I just hate to see new students wearing their Gi`s outside the dojo, you see people shopping in them, proud that they do Karate etc. I have even seen someone in the local kebab shop in their Gi!!!

Mind you I did have a sensei many years ago that actually sat in the pub ( the compulsory after training, REAL session), still wearing his Gi and black belt and holding a pint!!! [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/biggrin.gif[/IMG]

Mark

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#11749 - 09/16/03 04:08 AM Re: How do you show you are a martial artist?
charles mckey Offline
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Registered: 05/09/03
Posts: 1368
I turn up to training sessions and do my best. I train at home and push myself as much as I can.

That's it really. Should I be looking into getting a secret handshake, or something? [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/smile.gif[/IMG]

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#11750 - 09/16/03 05:23 AM Re: How do you show you are a martial artist?
Big Bear Offline
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Registered: 07/15/03
Posts: 1068
Loc: Northern Ireland
[QUOTE]Originally posted by charles mckey:
I turn up to training sessions and do my best. I train at home and push myself as much as I can.

That's it really. Should I be looking into getting a secret handshake, or something? [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/smile.gif[/IMG]
[/QUOTE]

Are you lot serious? I know i've ran into the shop the odd time with my suit on but that was for an after training drink. People actually strut around with them on-i can't believe that. I think a good slagging would be in order where i come from.

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#11751 - 09/16/03 05:38 AM Re: How do you show you are a martial artist?
charles mckey Offline
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Registered: 05/09/03
Posts: 1368
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Big Bear:
Are you lot serious? I know i've ran into the shop the odd time with my suit on but that was for an after training drink. People actually strut around with them on-i can't believe that. I think a good slagging would be in order where i come from.[/QUOTE]

About training hard yup, about the secret handshake no [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/smile.gif[/IMG]

I tend to wear my Gi trousers on the way to & from training to save time changing, but I certainly wouldn't walk around in the thing. Indeed, when we have our club socials, members and instructors change out of their (very sweaty) uniforms without exception [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/smile.gif[/IMG]

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#11752 - 09/16/03 06:19 AM Re: How do you show you are a martial artist?
UKfightfreak Offline
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Registered: 01/08/03
Posts: 2599
Loc: San Francisco
What do you need to show anything for?

I mean I have an advertisment for the club in the form of a window sticker in my car - but thats just marketing.

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#11753 - 09/16/03 06:26 AM Re: How do you show you are a martial artist?
Ender Offline
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Registered: 04/29/03
Posts: 2253
Loc: Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Those who don't know I'm a Martial Artist don't need to know. Even those who think they know, don't. Hell My girlfriend still thinks I do TaeKwonDo (which in reality I don,t I do other MA), and I have made no attempt to correct her as it is unimportant. The only people who really know are those I train with, and I like to keep it that way.

At school, people know vaguely that i'm a martial artist, as I have had to defend myself before, and they have seen the consequences of trying to harm me. I leave school part way through the day to attend MA classes, and then return to school. When I leave and return, my school mates ask me "Where have you been?".

I just reply "Out".

Enough said, no if's ands or buts.

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#11754 - 09/16/03 06:31 AM Re: How do you show you are a martial artist?
charles mckey Offline
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Registered: 05/09/03
Posts: 1368
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Ender:
Those who don't know I'm a Martial Artist don't need to know....[/QUOTE]

I think you should style yourself "Ender: International Man of Mystery" from here on in [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/wink.gif[/IMG]

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