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#313941 - 01/11/07 11:42 AM Re: Be honest [Re: MattJ]
Shorinjiryumike Offline
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Matt, Fair questions

I am on the forum because I find it entertaining.

"Most folks are here because they cannot train for one reason or another"

My point is that there is always time to train.

There are only two reasons to not train. Medical and Choice. I am 38, work in home renovations, have two kids, have a life etc. I still make the time to train.
I want to hit my 40's in great shape. I eat better, sleep better, and have more directed execise then I ever have and I feel better for it.
People choose to train or not to train! If life is so hectic that you choose not to train that is one thing. But see it for what it is. Your choice. Nothing more nothing less.
I know not everyone is like minded, but wouldn't we all be better off we put our key boards and other distrations away a little more often Trained a little more not a little less.

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#313942 - 01/11/07 11:45 AM Re: Be honest [Re: Leo_E_49]
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Leo,

Lol yes I am aware of the need for adequate rest, as well as sleep and diet etc. Thank you for your concern though.
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#313943 - 01/11/07 11:49 AM Re: Be honest [Re: Leo_E_49]
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Leo, your right the Forum can sometimes be a pretty decent reference guide. But as you said is no substitue for training.
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#313944 - 01/11/07 12:05 PM Re: Be honest [Re: Shorinjiryumike]
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I guessed that the presumption was that most here are internet MA-ists because they spend more time typing than training.

Well, those who "have a life" objected to this presumption. But keep in mind...between Medical & Choice, there are many shades of grey because light midical problems stop some but don't deter others. Some choices do involve others beyond yourself.

MA can be many things to many people. My only issue is (& has always been), call what you do by it's proper descriptor:
a hobby/activity, mental/spiritual growth, sport/competition, exercise/fitness, skills for life-or-death encounters, business, performance/acting, improving SD skills...you get my drift.

So for all the hard-core MA-ists out there, there may come a time when other things become priority (I know it's hard to concieve). Don't demean those who aren't up to your level of commitment. To the performers & actors, don't delude yourselves into believing that life is a video game. To everybody in between, just do your best.

This forum is a good thing when not training (I won't do squats here in my office) because it stimulates ideas that can influence how you train.

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#313945 - 01/11/07 12:06 PM Re: Be honest [Re: hedkikr]
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Matt did you get my reply?
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#313946 - 01/11/07 12:20 PM Re: Be honest [Re: hedkikr]
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Just being the Devil's Advocate here: what is your definition of 'hard-core'? And what is a 'martial artist'?

Quote:

So for all the hard-core MA-ists out there



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#313947 - 01/11/07 12:23 PM Re: Be honest [Re: hedkikr]
Shorinjiryumike Offline
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Hekikr

Well said,
There was no assumption that all MA's here are keyboard Ninjas. I was just curious.
Choice however is always choice regardless of what colour it is. If my wife wants to go out and I want to train I might very well make the choice that her happiness at that moment is more important then my training. But I make the choice not her. Luckily my wife enjoys training more then I do so I would never have that problem.
Your right ...There MAY indeed come a time when I CHOOSE that other things are more important to me and train less.
All I am saying is we should try to inspire each other to choose to train as hard as we can, as often as we can, whenever we can.
Choose to Train say NO to excuses. This had nothing to do with age or experience or style or direction.
I don't understand the idea that the Forum is a good thing when your not training. Doesn't that infer that it is a bad thing when training?

We live in a complacent, lazy, inactive, society. Whats the obecity rate in the States these days? Or the U.K for that matter.

Repectfully
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#313948 - 01/11/07 12:56 PM Re: Be honest [Re: Shorinjiryumike]
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Quote:

We live in a complacent, lazy, inactive, society. Whats the obecity rate in the States these days? Or the U.K for that matter.




This is another topic altogether. If people simply ate sensibly, exercised for an hour a week, used the stairs and walked short distances daily, obesity rates would be significantly lower. I don't think that is even conviction or dedication, it's so easy to exercise and eat well.

Training regularly is very important indeed, however, having an opportunity to reflect upon your experiences and free your mind of clutter is important for progress in MA too.
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#313949 - 01/11/07 01:01 PM Re: Be honest [Re: Leo_E_49]
Shorinjiryumike Offline
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Amen to that Leo
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#313950 - 01/12/07 05:50 AM Re: Be honest [Re: Shorinjiryumike]
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Errrm... I consider my hours spent on the forum as part of my intellectual MA training
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