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#223436 - 01/17/06 10:12 PM Annoying sayings in the martial arts world
steelwater Offline
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Registered: 05/20/05
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What's some annoying things that martial artists tend to say? For example, a major pet peeve of mine is "on the street". Ex: "Spinning kicks won't work on the street." The people that say that must believe that everyone are actually "super deadly ninjas" or something. Any others?
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#223437 - 01/17/06 10:23 PM Re: Annoying sayings in the martial arts world [Re: steelwater]
Taison Offline
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Registered: 09/06/05
Posts: 3629
Loc: BKK, Thailand
The most annoying saying?

Quote:

[Insert Art name here] Sucks!



I hate when people say that. Ok if they had actually mastered the art, put down 20 years of training into it, and said it, I may believe but some idiot who read about it for 5 minutes and comes with these claims, I just shake my head, reach for my revolver, point at my head and wanna pull the trigger.

Quote:

[That which does not kill you, makes you stronger]




Unless you got two broken arms, a dislocated shoulder, a permanent damage to you spinal cords and parkinson disease.

Quote:

There is no try, only to do or not do



What if I do and fail, and repeat? Isn't that called trying?

Quote:

[Insert founder name] made this system so that. . .



Quote:

[Insert founder name] didn't like [insert area of technique] due to. . .



Well, couldn't you fix these problems and stop blaming the founder? Jeese, he's either a. dead, b. gone, c. not even in your life-span.

Quote:

We do not focus in this area as statistics shows [Inser bunch of bullshido]



Stop blaming stuff on paper which some analyst who doesn't have MA experience wrote. Have you personal experience? I mean, if you can't punch, then why fight at all?

Quote:

knives are easy to defend



Unless you get stabbed. . .

Quote:

Ground fighting is not good. Standup is better!



That's until you get grounded by a grappler and you get your arm broken.

I wonder where they get all this stupid stuff from. . .
It gives MA a bad name, when you consider it!

-Taison out
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#223438 - 01/17/06 10:27 PM Re: Annoying sayings in the martial arts world [Re: Taison]
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"anti-grappling"
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#223439 - 01/18/06 12:32 AM Re: Annoying sayings in the martial arts world [Re: kusojiji]
redshinobi Offline
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"Wushu and kung fu are the same "

"ninja never used mask or smoke bombs " <== guys on kutaki say that !


"Ninjutsu is the are of surviving not winning"

"kickboxing is the completest method of fighting"

"you dont need to fight,never ever"

"if something bad happend call 110,911, or ..."

"You are Not a Ninjutsu martailist, if you are not a part of Bujinkan ! "

"last living ninja .... "

"martial arts began from china, shaolin ! .."


i think its enough for noW !


"

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#223440 - 01/18/06 12:37 AM Re: Annoying sayings in the martial arts world [Re: redshinobi]
redshinobi Offline
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Registered: 01/14/06
Posts: 19
some others

"ok gime, some $ for thin new patch, gimme $for this kyu grade, and if you want your dan grade, you should pay $300 =)) "


"there is no need for a ninja to master nanchuku or non bujinkanish weapons "


"in a fight between karate kai and kickbox kai with equal trainin of 1 month, kickbox kai would win ! "

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#223441 - 01/18/06 12:42 AM Re: Annoying sayings in the martial arts world [Re: redshinobi]
BrianS Offline
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Registered: 11/04/05
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"Boards don't hit back"

Duh! No freaking kidding genius. Do heavybags or focus mits?

"Only thing belts are good for is to hold up your pants."

Shut the hell up!!!
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#223442 - 01/18/06 12:58 AM Re: Annoying sayings in the martial arts world [Re: BrianS]
redshinobi Offline
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Registered: 01/14/06
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"there is no need of competition in MA ..."

"inner energy, Chi, Kuji kiri, meditation or what ever u call it, Is fake ! "



I think its the most annoyin one !
"There is No Need of MA in the modern day, You Should study you leasons instead of that, MA is for the Street Gangs not
For gentelmen,You can always solve every problem with your talking ... "

:-s


"Train in your own dojo, Home study course, and get your sho dan ! "

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#223443 - 01/18/06 01:06 AM Re: Annoying sayings in the martial arts world [Re: BrianS]
JoelM Offline
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Registered: 07/26/04
Posts: 6355
Loc: Georgia, USA
Anything having to do with Chuck Norris.

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#223444 - 01/18/06 05:02 AM Re: Annoying sayings in the martial arts world [Re: steelwater]
trevek Offline
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Registered: 05/15/05
Posts: 3331
Loc: Poland
" The reason we don't compete in UFC is because our techniques are too deadly"

So everytime you fight you have to kill, huh?

"But would it work against a street fighter?"

Why do you think all streetfighters have never trained MA?

" It wouldn't work on the streets"

OK, I'll use it in the pub, in a phone box, on a flight of stairs, on the battle field...

"Bruce was the greatest warrior of all time"

oh god, quick... pass the bucket...


Edited by trevek (01/18/06 05:04 AM)
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#223445 - 01/18/06 09:16 AM Re: Annoying sayings in the martial arts world [Re: Taison]
ShaolinNinja Offline
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Registered: 10/09/05
Posts: 301
Loc: Ireland
Quote:

The most annoying saying?

Quote:

[Insert Art name here] Sucks!



I hate when people say that. Ok if they had actually mastered the art, put down 20 years of training into it, and said it, I may believe but some idiot who read about it for 5 minutes and comes with these claims, I just shake my head, reach for my revolver, point at my head and wanna pull the trigger.


Agreed! My thinking is that you're entitled to say that if and only if you challenge the world grandmaster of the style in question to a deathmatch of some kind and win. If you can beat Chen Xiaowang in a fight, then I'll listen to you when you say tai chi sucks.


Some others:
- There are no shortcuts
- Most fights I've seen end on the ground
Yeah, and most fights I've seen have been between sloppy drunkards without knowledge of martial arts.
- For practical self defense, you need an art with emphasis on groundfighting.
- <<A certain style or technique>> is outdated.
Two people getting in a fight is the same now as it ever was. Punching someone in the face now is no different from punching someone in the face in feudal Japan.
- <<Capoeira/ acrobatics/ spinning or flying kicks>> are impractical.
Yes, but they're freakin' cool. Martial art should not be the same as self-defense
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