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#206612 - 12/24/06 04:07 AM Re: Martial Arts useless? [Re: crablord]
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Registered: 09/14/04
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Even if one did not ever encounter a conflict of any sort, Martial Arts are still useful.
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#206613 - 12/24/06 04:07 AM Re: Martial Arts useless? [Re: crablord]
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Registered: 04/15/06
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My MA is better than your MA. (This said while lips do not match words.)

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#206614 - 12/24/06 04:09 AM Re: Martial Arts useless? [Re: Jeff_G]
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#206615 - 12/24/06 07:52 AM Re: Martial Arts useless? [Re: Crashandburn]
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I personally agree. Martial Arts is useless because in all the years I've practiced it, I've never used it.
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#206616 - 12/24/06 08:16 AM Re: Martial Arts useless? [Re: ButterflyPalm]
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I personally agree. Martial Arts is useless because in all the years I've practiced it, I've never used it.




Same here, but then again, doing MA has increased my confidence, has made me much more aware of myself at all times, destroyed any ego I had about me in a fight (good thing). All of which means I am more likely to avoid trouble.
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#206617 - 12/25/06 02:19 AM Re: Martial Arts useless? [Re: Prizewriter]
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.....doing MA has increased my confidence, has made me much more aware of myself at all times, destroyed any ego I had about me in a fight (good thing). All of which means I am more likely to avoid trouble.




Thanks for completely my sentence for me. Merry Christmas!!!!!!!
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#206618 - 12/25/06 10:50 PM Re: Martial Arts useless? [Re: Crashandburn]
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I was searching the net for good selfdefense sites and came accross these two http://www.close-combat-video.com/oldss.html
and http://www.topsecrettraining.com/combat.html. They say that Martial Arts is useless and only their methods work. Is this really true?




Ok, if martial arts is useless, then why tha hell have people been doing it for thousands of years! I mean if we've been doing it this long and it was useless the whole time, don't ya think someone would realize it before now! Yea you got the sport martial arts point sparring crap that might be pretty useless on the street but that's not even martial arts in my opinon.
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#206619 - 12/26/06 12:56 AM Re: Martial Arts useless? [Re: MattJ]
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Apparently, someone admitted that the whole "Lt. X" thing was a fabrication -

http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?t=48089




Thanks for bursting our bubble, Matt! Next you'll be telling me there's no Santa Claus, and that Nigerian prince will never send me that 14 million he owes me!
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#206620 - 12/26/06 07:58 AM Re: Martial Arts useless? [Re: Ironfoot]
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Next you'll be telling me there's no Santa Claus




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#206621 - 01/03/07 01:20 PM Re: Martial Arts usless? [Re: oldman]
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It kind of depends on how you define useless.




and how you define martial art. If it's a fighting system, it's a martial art, whether it involves asian systems, belts, pajamas, or not.

I automatically take with a very big grain of salt anyone who dismissses ALL martial arts as useless. The world is not black and white, there are very few all or nothing situations. Anyone willing to dismiss all of something out of hand hasn't bothered to look around much.
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