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#317688 - 12/03/07 11:32 AM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: harlan]
Bunny_Warrior Offline

Registered: 12/03/07
Posts: 48
Well here are my own rules.

1. Never underestimate your opponent.
2. The first battle you must win is the one against yourself. The rest is easy.
3. A good fighter never stops learning.

#317689 - 12/08/07 01:33 AM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: sunspots]
WC_Lun Offline

Registered: 12/08/07
Posts: 30
Loc: Kansas City MO
Hands up! (always sounds like I'm robbing people when I teach. hehe )

Bend your knees.


#317690 - 12/15/07 04:52 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Xaith]
formless Offline

Registered: 02/03/06
Posts: 72
remain aware of your surroundings at all times. a rule that has and will continue to keep my out of harms way. be aware of your surroundings, the way people are acting (aggressive/overly friendly), and where important objectives are placed, loved ones/anything that can be used as a weapon/position of opponents or possible opponents.
i sound a bit paranoid, but i consider being a bit paranoid a good thing.
Serve no master.

#317691 - 12/17/07 04:31 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: formless]
Ironfoot Offline
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Registered: 06/10/04
Posts: 2682
Loc: St. Clair Shores, MI USA
Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you!

#317692 - 12/18/07 03:18 AM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Ironfoot]
VietPanda Offline

Registered: 07/05/07
Posts: 103
-NEVER start a fight
-USUALLY stay humble about your abilities
-Plan out ur schedule for training , then stick to it, and start early, so you can practise everything you want
~Viet Panda~

#317693 - 12/20/07 03:22 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: VietPanda]
ericjones80 Offline

Registered: 12/10/07
Posts: 10
"don't start fights...finish them"
I support AWMA

#317694 - 12/28/07 12:52 AM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: sunspots]
senseijack Offline

Registered: 08/10/06
Posts: 7
When bowing before defending yourslf against a guy with an ax never take your eyes off your opponent.

#317695 - 02/16/08 10:57 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: senseijack]
TKD_X Offline

Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 786
"Keep your thumbs in! Haven't you heard of the master whose student didn't keep his thumb in? He took his sword and chopped it off!" That usually keeps everyone's thumbs in when punching.

another favorite of mine is "louder KI-HAPS!"
Are you ok!?!? It was an accident! No really! I promise!

#317696 - 02/21/08 05:12 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: TKD_X]
yuanofkienninja Offline

Registered: 06/11/07
Posts: 33
1.Don't dare to have the bad form to go into a class as a green belt from a different school and sucker an instructor with about 30 yrs. of experience under his frayed little belt into making a rookie mistake and then to add injury to insult by putting your foot upside his noggin. 2.Leave before he has his #1 student spar with you. 3.Being kicked into the wall and then crashing back down onto the ground sucks.
Hey, man!!! I see you over there! You ain't no freakin' ninja!

#317697 - 03/10/08 01:51 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Xaith]
janxspirit Offline

Registered: 02/21/08
Posts: 132

My instructor is fond of saying that "The number one rule of martial arts is..." replacing ... with a variety of statements, sometimes toungue-in-cheek. He'll say the rule, then follow with "If you haven't noticed yet, there's a lot of number one rules for martial arts."

I was wondering if anybody out there could offer a few of their own "Number One Rules"

Here are some I can think of off hand:

-Don't stop to admire your own work.
-Get out of the way first.
-Bend your knees.
-Hit them more than they hit you.

-Bring exact change

Nobody tells anybody about fight club...
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