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#317618 - 01/24/07 07:48 AM The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts...
Xaith Offline
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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.

and...
-Bring exact change


Edited by Xaith (01/24/07 07:49 AM)

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#317619 - 01/24/07 08:22 AM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Xaith]
schanne Offline
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During class Im constantly yelling hands up and more power!
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#317620 - 01/24/07 08:24 AM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: schanne]
harlan Offline
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'Use koshi.'
'Never lock your elbow.'
'Always...two hands/arms moving in a technique.'

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#317621 - 01/24/07 08:26 AM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: harlan]
Zombie Zero Offline
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Breathe!

You'd be surprised how many people forget that part.

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#317622 - 01/24/07 01:19 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Zombie Zero]
Xaith Offline
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Remembered a couple more.

-Enter with pain.
-Keep your hands up.

Quote:

Breathe!

You'd be surprised how many people forget that part.




Yeah, that's a good one. And I don't think I'd be TOO surprised, It's always funny when a form is punctuated by gasps for air. If only I didn't still have to remind myself occasionally.

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#317623 - 01/24/07 01:56 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Xaith]
olga Offline
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"Take your training seriously. It is not a game."

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#317624 - 01/24/07 02:20 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: olga]
Zombie Zero Offline
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#317625 - 01/24/07 06:20 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Xaith]
JKogas Offline
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Don't take your training TOO seriously. Or yourself.


-John

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#317626 - 01/24/07 06:29 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Xaith]
MattJ Offline
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Test it - does it work?
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#317627 - 01/24/07 08:29 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: MattJ]
sunspots Offline
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"Bend Your Knees!"
"KIAI!!"
"Stop breathing like that!!" (Long story)


Our AKK Grandmaster's Favorite First Rule of Fighting:

"DON'T GET HIT!!"
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#317628 - 01/24/07 09:55 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Xaith]
Ronin1966 Offline
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Hello:

"Learn to get out of your own way!"
(Learn to do that and everything else is really simple...)

Jeff

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#317629 - 01/24/07 09:58 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Xaith]
Ronin1966 Offline
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"The BEST technique.... DO NOT BE THERE!"
(Take the "high road" if possible & avoid the avoidable)

Jeff

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#317630 - 01/25/07 03:01 AM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Ronin1966]
Gavin Offline
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My Dad always says the first and last rule of any Martial Art is "Never take your eyes off your opponent!"
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#317631 - 01/25/07 08:17 AM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Gavin]
McSensei Offline
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I like what I think was Ed Parkers rule...

Never kick a weoman in the testicles!!
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#317632 - 01/25/07 09:24 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Xaith]
TaeKwonBoxer Offline
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HANDS UP
CHIN DOWN
FASTER
FASTER
FASTER

he seems to like speed?
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#317633 - 01/28/07 08:30 AM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: TaeKwonBoxer]
ButterflyPalm Offline
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Never under estimate your opponent or over estimate yourself; let him do it.
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#317634 - 01/28/07 11:22 AM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: ButterflyPalm]
Taison Offline
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Quote:

If you managed to land something, follow up with something else and finish up!




Was my master's saying. He always emphasized constant attacks followed with other techniques for example, a throw followed with a lock, or a punch to the rib up-close followed with a throw.

I used to argue with him using my signature statement :P

-Taison out
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#317635 - 01/28/07 05:13 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Taison]
Benson Offline
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"There's a long way between knowing and doing and the road that joins the two is practice."

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#317636 - 01/31/07 02:32 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Benson]
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High risk, high return"

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#317637 - 01/31/07 02:33 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: matchhead_jack]
MattJ Offline
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Quote:

High risk, high return"




Excellent.
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#317638 - 01/31/07 04:11 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: MattJ]
Spade Offline
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"When in doubt, hit"
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#317639 - 02/01/07 02:22 AM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Spade]
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Whatevery you do onto your opponent, they can do onto you! Now keep your guard in and quit moving your hands around to try and block every little flinch thast comes your way!

Casey
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#317640 - 02/01/07 07:01 AM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Xaith]
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"No Gaps"

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#317641 - 02/01/07 07:44 AM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Ed_Morris]
MattJ Offline
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Quote:

"No Gaps"




Another really good one! Both my AKK/WC striking experience and my BJJ grappling follow that concept. Gap = opportunity for the opponent.
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#317642 - 02/01/07 12:47 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: MattJ]
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keep your feet moving. Footwork footwork footwork.
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#317643 - 02/01/07 02:48 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Chen Zen]
Xaith Offline
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These are some good ones. I hadn't checked this thread for a couple days. Here's another one the instructor uses when people get jerky and try to force a move to work:

-Fast isn't fast. Smooth is fast.

And some others:

-You say "It hurts when I try to do that/move like that/bend that way." Well, then don't do it that way.

-Don't think too hard about doing it right, because then you won't.

-If you screw up don't just stand there and stare at your opponent. Hit them and try something else!

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#317644 - 02/02/07 10:45 AM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Xaith]
RazorFoot Offline
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Where the hips go, the body goes.

When you get hit, return the gift.

Never move in a straight line.

Never do the same thing more than twice.


Scottie
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#317645 - 02/02/07 11:42 AM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: RazorFoot]
harlan Offline
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The #1 rule I learned during my (very) brief stay at Ft. Benning is a good one: don't volunteer information. Meaning: don't tell anyone you train...let it be a surprise.

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#317646 - 02/02/07 10:10 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Xaith]
eyrie Offline
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...don't think...feeeeeeeel

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#317647 - 02/02/07 10:28 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: harlan]
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Quote:

don't tell anyone you train...let it be a surprise.




Sgt. Stuff: "Now, look how well this hold works..."
*applies hold to Harlan*

Twist... Stretch... Flip... *Thud*

Harlan: "Oh, sorry, I must have helped you wrong.. Can we try again?"

Sgt. Stuff: "Class... dismissed."

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#317648 - 02/03/07 01:55 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Zombie Zero]
Prizewriter Offline
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Not from my own experience, but from Mr Miyagi lol! He explained the two rules of Karate:

"Rule number one:
Karate for defense only.

Rule number two
First learn rule number one"

A bit silly in the context of this thread maybe, but an important thing to remember as to the responsibilty of being a martial art student IMHO.
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#317649 - 02/04/07 01:26 AM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Prizewriter]
Taison Offline
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Taught to me by my uncle;

Rule no.1; The best defense, is a good offense.

So basically, you won't get attacked if you pre-emptively attack everything you see.

-Taison out
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#317650 - 02/04/07 02:56 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Taison]
Cord Offline
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First rule's eh?

Talk only if it will decline the risk of violence. If it won't, save your breath and attention for what is to come.

If you decide to strike, mean it.

If someone deserves hitting once, they deserve hitting repeatedly.

Wear a box
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#317651 - 02/06/07 05:20 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Cord]
matxtx Offline
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It is not easy , no matter what anyone says.Physicaly or mentaly. There are no fast track,one hour,one week ways to defend yourself in a real, violent situation.

leave the Ego at the door.Everything you do can be better.

Power,power,power.How can you get more power and still be tacticaly and defensivly ok?
If you have to fight back,full body and mental intensity in every shot.
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#317652 - 02/07/07 11:03 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: matxtx]
BrianS Offline
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Fall down seven,get up eight!!

Quit crying!

If you get any more blood on me you'll owe me 5000 push-ups!

Why do you always puke in the middle of class?
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#317653 - 02/08/07 02:37 AM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: BrianS]
Taison Offline
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Your shins are too weak! Kick the bag until your legs are hard like concrete!!!

*Snap*

Who gave you the permission to have your leg snap into 2?! Get up! Kick with the other leg!!

(Talk about cruelty)

-Taison out
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#317654 - 02/08/07 06:39 AM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Xaith]
Ayub Offline
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Registered: 11/26/04
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No talking about fight club

No talking about fight club

Two to a fight, no shirts, no shoes. Fight goes on for as long as it has to. If its your first time you have to fight!
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#317655 - 02/08/07 06:59 AM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: BrianS]
ThomsonsPier Offline
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Quote:

Fall down seven,get up eight!!




How does that work? Doesn't it imply that you started from a seated position?

Relax!
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#317656 - 02/08/07 08:40 AM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: ThomsonsPier]
bigbair Offline
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Don't kick with a TKD person, box with a boxer, or wrestle with a wrestler.

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#317657 - 02/08/07 09:29 AM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: bigbair]
Andymcc Offline
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It's not "practice makes perfect"....

It's "PERFECT practice makes perfect!"

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#317658 - 02/11/07 02:26 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Prizewriter]
pepto_bismol Offline
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My sifu always says that I should not teach myself bad habbits.
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#317659 - 02/12/07 03:16 AM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: pepto_bismol]
sunchips Offline
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"to strike was their mistake"

"the opponents attack is your chance"

both revolve on the same concept

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#317660 - 03/07/07 12:54 AM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Xaith]
ustpatrick Offline
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never be satiscfied with what you've learned there are always to improve

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#317661 - 03/09/07 06:41 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Andymcc]
diseredato Offline
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Quote:

It's not "practice makes perfect"....

It's "PERFECT practice makes perfect!"




that reminds me of "Practice doesn't make perfect. Practice makes permanent. If you practice badly, you won't learn. You have to practice the skill correctly to get it perfect."

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#317662 - 03/14/07 02:12 AM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: diseredato]
Jeff_G Offline
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Posts: 222
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I have three basic rules.

1. Control.
That means control your attitude, how much power to apply, which side of the street you walk on, the situation
in general.
2. Go with the Power.
If a kick is coming around towards your face, go the other way. Don't eat it or try to always "handle" it. If Big Bad Guy grabs a girl and starts dragging her into the bushes, and she just pulls back, she loses the tug of war. If she follows the line of the power (not into the bushes) and uses an escape technique at the wrist, she may get loose.
3. Move and Keep Moving. As mentioned earlier, don't stop to admire your handywork.

Occasionally I would add a fourth rule. If someone is absolutely determined to act like a jerk and come at you, help him...right into the nearest wall.


Edited by Jeff_G (03/14/07 02:13 AM)

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#317663 - 03/17/07 07:50 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Xaith]
jliu Offline
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"it's always your turn!" (in reference to sparring)
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#317664 - 03/18/07 05:00 AM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Xaith]
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i can think of at least 14 the primary being the best offense is not to offend which requires environmental and situational awareness and discpline over ones emotions primarily fear...
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#317665 - 03/20/07 08:20 AM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Xaith]
euan Offline
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Be cool

I reckon being nervous or over thinking a big killer
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#317666 - 03/31/07 10:26 AM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Xaith]
Z498 Offline
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Have no fear even if the oppponet is larger than you, because if you let fear consume you will undoubtedly be beat, and afterwards you face embarrasment.

=I know personally first tae kwon do tournament experience.

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#317667 - 03/31/07 09:56 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Xaith]
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Don't start fights but don't lose them either.

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#317668 - 04/01/07 10:11 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Curly]
wristtwister Offline
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The number one rule in martial arts is that the number one rule changes with the situation and whether or not there are rules...

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#317669 - 05/20/07 02:55 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: sunspots]
Joe7987 Offline
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Keep your eyes on your opponent.

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#317670 - 05/20/07 05:08 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Joe7987]
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Dig in

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#317671 - 05/22/07 12:03 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Ads]
SaintBarSteward Offline
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"90 percent of karate is half mental."

"The enemy is always bigger, faster, and stronger than you are."

"Posture is everything."

"Always picture a straight line extending forward from your feet, and stretching off into infinity. Why infinity? Because that's how long it will take you to get the stance right."

And this, while not strictly a rule, was the one of funniest things I've ever seen in the dojo.

Sensei: Is your gi on backwards?
My sister: Ossu Sensei
Sensei: Well then, I guess you'll just have to the kata backwards.

He made the entire class do the kata backwards. Twice.


Edited by SaintBarSteward (05/22/07 12:04 PM)

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#317672 - 05/25/07 02:50 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: SaintBarSteward]
SBudda Offline
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Let's see here...rule #1's that I've heard...

#1 - Don't get hit (we're talking Aikido here)
#1(a) - Don't forget to breathe
#1(b) - You can't move your hips without moving your feet
#1(c) - Your other hand should be doing something

Actually, the last one isn't so much of a rule as it is what he says as he's pointing out WHY that hand should have been doing something else (ouch).
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#317673 - 10/07/07 06:25 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: SBudda]
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The block is the most important thing

Get your hand in the cave...(you all know that term, ?.. means have other hand always read to use, cocked back...)
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#317674 - 10/10/07 12:38 AM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Xaith]
fileboy2002 Offline
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Never play cards with anyone named "Doc."

Never play pool with anyone named "Slim."

Never sleep with anyone crazier than you are.

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#317675 - 10/12/07 03:40 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: fileboy2002]
Christie Offline
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Never sleep with anyone crazier than you are.




Then noone would ever sleep with anyone.

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#317676 - 10/13/07 10:01 AM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Christie]
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Never say that size is not important.
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#317677 - 10/14/07 11:54 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: ButterflyPalm]
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Knowing MA is good, but it always helps to be in greater numbers.

-Taison out
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#317678 - 10/16/07 09:13 AM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Taison]
Barad Offline
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Your hands are always either protecting yourself or hurting your opponent.

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#317679 - 10/20/07 01:50 AM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Barad]
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Have confidence in yourself; when it comes down to it, if you don't believe you can handle a situation, you won't be able to.

Overconfidence can cause trouble, leading people to put themselves into dangerous situations but lack of confidence is equally dangerous and can cause a person to freeze or panic, instead of dealing with a situation as they have been trained.

This is easier said than done but more training helps.


Edited by Leo_E_49 (10/20/07 01:54 AM)
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#317680 - 10/20/07 07:43 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Leo_E_49]
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"Don't look at the floor or you'll end up on it"

I'm not sure if my instructor meant i'll end up on it in a fight or if he was about to floor me
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#317681 - 10/26/07 04:58 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: TwistingKick]
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"First, do some harm".
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#317682 - 10/26/07 05:01 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Ironfoot]
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Quote:

"First, do some harm".




IPPON, Ironfoot!
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#317683 - 11/18/07 03:47 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Xaith]
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"Hit it hard, and hit it in the middle"

"Relax"
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#317684 - 11/18/07 05:26 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: jakmak52]
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My Sensei:

"Don't do it like that."

Me:

"How should I do it, Sensei?"

My Sensei:

"Not like that."
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#317685 - 11/26/07 06:34 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Aeras]
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"Don't believe anything, don't trust anyone, and if you're about to get into a fight hit first, ask questions later." I read this in some book as a quote from a random Chinese guy. Seriously.
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#317686 - 11/26/07 06:34 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Aeras]
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"Don't believe anyone, don't trust anything, and if you're about to get into a fight hit first, ask questions later." I read this in some book as a quote from a random Chinese guy. Seriously.
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#317687 - 11/27/07 10:19 AM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Stormdragon]
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#317688 - 12/03/07 11:32 AM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: harlan]
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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.

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#317689 - 12/08/07 01:33 AM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: sunspots]
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Hands up! (always sounds like I'm robbing people when I teach. hehe )

Bend your knees.

Breath!

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#317690 - 12/15/07 04:52 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Xaith]
formless Offline
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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.
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#317691 - 12/17/07 04:31 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: formless]
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Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you!
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#317692 - 12/18/07 03:18 AM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Ironfoot]
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-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
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#317693 - 12/20/07 03:22 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: VietPanda]
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"don't start fights...finish them"
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#317694 - 12/28/07 12:52 AM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: sunspots]
senseijack Offline
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When bowing before defending yourslf against a guy with an ax never take your eyes off your opponent.

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#317695 - 02/16/08 10:57 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: senseijack]
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"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!"
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#317696 - 02/21/08 05:12 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: TKD_X]
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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.
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#317697 - 03/10/08 01:51 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Xaith]
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Quote:

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.

and...
-Bring exact change



Nobody tells anybody about fight club...
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#317698 - 03/10/08 06:05 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: janxspirit]
trevek Offline
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My rules:

Never train with the guy who has blood on his gi which is more than a week old.
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#317699 - 03/11/08 11:10 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: trevek]
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Be patient with others but be even more patient with yourself.

Casey
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#317700 - 03/12/08 11:13 AM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: clmibb]
janxspirit Offline
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Crap before wrestling practice
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#317701 - 03/12/08 11:13 AM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: trevek]
janxspirit Offline
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Quote:

My rules:

Never train with the guy who has blood on his gi which is more than a week old.




Yeah. Cause his gi is funkier than a new york prostitute..
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#317702 - 03/14/08 03:23 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: janxspirit]
Tony2776 Offline
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Quote:



Yeah. Cause his gi is funkier than a new york prostitute..




Yeah, just ask Elliot Spitzer about them.

Mine would be: Protect yourself at all times -- from "Million Dollar Baby"
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#317703 - 03/18/08 04:04 AM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Tony2776]
trevek Offline
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Other rule number 1. Shake and blot if wearing a white gi.
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#317704 - 03/24/08 02:43 AM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: trevek]
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My favorite was from a few classes I observed at the Miletich MMA school.

"You feel like you're gonna throw up? Have you yet? No? THEN KEEP GOING!!"
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#317705 - 03/24/08 04:16 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: aeclark82]
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(In reference to single hand sword training)

"They didn't play tag with little fairy wands, they killed people with sharp, pointy objects....now get up and try again mate!"

and this one too...

"Determination....that's not determination...determination is when you get run through with a sword, and you pull it out of your gut and kill the owner....and until that time comes I don't want to here any complaints."
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#317706 - 05/12/08 05:06 AM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Aegishjalmur]
The_Master Offline
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There's only one thing better than dodging.

Dodging and counter-attacking at the same time.
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#317707 - 06/17/08 09:51 AM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Xaith]
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Is this specific to a certain type of training?
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#317708 - 09/01/08 06:22 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Aaron_Newsome]
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Give total effort even if you do look silly. You'll destroy that large ego and you'll refine the technique over time. Two birds with one stone.
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#317709 - 09/02/08 04:26 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Yugen83]
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Be polite. I didn't read all six pages so if this is a repeat my apologies.
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#317710 - 09/05/08 10:20 AM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Yugen83]
TheCrab Offline
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Quote:

Give total effort even if you do look silly. You'll destroy that large ego and you'll refine the technique over time. Two birds with one stone.




its a bit like me trying to dance really

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#317711 - 10/21/08 03:56 AM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: TheCrab]
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Hmmm...number one rule of martial arts...well, to my experience and knowledge...

...control what those around you know to the best of your ability. Do not appear trained out of battle, only confident. Do not appear adept inside of battle, so long as you are. A fighter who can make an opponent see gaps and mistakes where they simply do not exist will recieve more openings than one who shows his full ability.

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#317712 - 10/28/08 02:49 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Forsaken1]
Kope Offline
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If you must fight, engage in unrestrained violence of action with intent to inflict maximum harm; but if you must fight, you have already lost.


Edited by Kope (10/28/08 02:50 PM)

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#317713 - 11/17/08 11:14 AM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Taison]
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Dont die on me

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#317714 - 11/23/08 05:07 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Xaith]
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-Get beaten or tapped out on a regular basis (during training!). It keeps you honest.

-If you're not getting beaten or tapped out regularly, find a place where you will.

-Always remember that, no matter how hard you train, all it takes is a coward with a gun to beat you.

--Chris


Edited by Ames (11/23/08 05:10 PM)
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#317715 - 12/08/08 01:37 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Ames]
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everybody underestimates the kick in the groin
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#317716 - 12/08/08 01:52 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Ilove2Hit]
MattJ Offline
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Quote:

everybody overestimates the kick to the groin




Fixed that for you.
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#317717 - 01/30/09 03:43 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: MattJ]
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During drills that involve contact, remember that it's your partner's turn next.
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#317718 - 01/31/09 05:30 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Xaith]
AdamAlexander Offline
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No talk. Do.

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#420803 - 07/12/09 02:54 AM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: sunspots]
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Focus but relax.

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#420882 - 07/15/09 02:07 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: ThunderinJoe]
duanew Offline
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Make sure your gi pants are tied before you start kicking.

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#420889 - 07/16/09 09:55 AM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: duanew]
Kentao5 Offline
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Never forget rule # 2
Rule # 2 - There are no rules.
or, If you get hit, it's your fault.

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#420913 - 07/17/09 03:04 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: AdamAlexander]
iaibear Offline
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<< no talk do >>

Always have had trouble with that one.
My next question was always, "Do WHAT?"
Mainly because I was never able to pick up all the details and nuances in the very brief, very fast demo.

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#420956 - 07/20/09 10:23 AM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: iaibear]
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Be Good to each other.

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#421007 - 07/22/09 09:29 AM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Kentao5]
iaibear Offline
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Originally Posted By: Kentao5
Never forget rule # 2
Rule # 2 - There are no rules.
or, If you get hit, it's your fault.

Oddly enough that was the first MA rule I was taught

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#426923 - 05/03/10 10:06 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: iaibear]
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There are two rules for being successful in martial arts. Rule 1: Never tell others everything you know.
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#426926 - 05/04/10 03:27 AM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: DojoScore]
Taison Offline
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Rule 1: Hit and don't stop hitting.
Rule 2: If you get hit, stop getting hit.
Rule 3: If you can't control your opponent, you've lost.

-Donnie out
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#428203 - 07/09/10 09:25 AM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Taison]
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Pain is weakness leaving the body. Right Larry? *THUMP*

When it comes to knives, you will get cut. Make sure to cut him worse and end it fast.

If you have to fight, usually better to disappear before the uniforms appear.

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#428218 - 07/09/10 08:03 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: MattJ]
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Test it - does it work?


If it doesn't, ask your instructor to show you why. Just because you couldn't make it work, doesn't necessarily mean it doesn't work at all.

*I know this is an old post Matt, but I was bored. wink
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#428229 - 07/10/10 10:58 AM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: JMWcorwin]
MattJ Offline
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No problem, bro. I agree with you completely. Testing should be thorough before making a decision about whether something is useful or not. I've run across both ends ends of the spectrum - things I thought would work that didn't, and things that I thought would NOT work that did.

You have to try, to be able to find out!
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#428241 - 07/11/10 11:31 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: MattJ]
werewolf Offline
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One I only heard once, but inevitably took to heart.

"If you break your partner you have noone to train with."
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#433926 - 10/03/11 10:53 AM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: sunspots]
TimRocker Offline
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Nice post thanks for sharing

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#433927 - 10/03/11 12:10 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: werewolf]
iaibear Offline
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Originally Posted By: werewolf
One I only heard once, but inevitably took to heart.

"If you break your partner you have noone to train with."


That's why I started practicing MA with Iaido. Once you have learned the moves, no partner is necessary. Just a room with a high ceiling and a hard wood floor. Come to think of it, those are tough to come by, also.

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#434338 - 12/24/11 03:31 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: sunspots]
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Number one rule: Turning up for training with the blood of the last class is NOT cool... it's disgusting, as it means you probably still have the sweat from the last class too.
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#434339 - 12/24/11 03:34 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: trevek]
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also: You can't always see what the other guy has in his hand/shoe, so treat every attack as a weapon attack.
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#434347 - 12/29/11 12:40 AM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: trevek]
Matakiant Offline
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Originally Posted By: trevek
Number one rule: Turning up for training with the blood of the last class is NOT cool... it's disgusting, as it means you probably still have the sweat from the last class too.


Blood doesn't wash off very well from white surfaces.. You do know that right? But that aside it is indeed prudent to wash whatever training wear you use.

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#434411 - 01/04/12 05:20 AM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Matakiant]
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Originally Posted By: Matakiant
Blood doesn't wash off very well from white surfaces.. You do know that right? But that aside it is indeed prudent to wash whatever training wear you use.


There are ways... but it's also possible to tell washed blood from unwashed.

(but when you're as quick as me, you can get out of the way of their gushing blood)
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#434417 - 01/04/12 11:31 AM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: trevek]
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Don't forget that promptly soaking a bloodied item in COLD water usually dissolves the blood away.

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#434421 - 01/04/12 01:34 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: iaibear]
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Blood usually washes off with warm water and soap. Don't use cold and don't use hot. You may also want to use a scrub brush lightly. For hard to remove stains use cheap hair spray. This is a trick I got from a neighbor who worked at a hospital for removing blood from white sheets and found very successful. Also found successful in removing other stains. Spray on and let it set and then wash with warm water; light scrubbing to aid as necessary.
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#434423 - 01/05/12 03:41 AM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: trevek]
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Originally Posted By: trevek
Originally Posted By: Matakiant
Blood doesn't wash off very well from white surfaces..
You do know that right?
But that aside it is indeed prudent to wash whatever training wear you use.


There are ways... but it's also possible to tell washed blood from unwashed.


Be carefull with dried blood, for it can still can submit Hepatitis. Which you don't want to end up with.

There were already some good advises given to remove such stains.
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#434426 - 01/05/12 07:36 AM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: janxspirit]
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I have loads of "Number 1" rules but I thought this one I saw on the front page of Metro is really good

"Don't Dream of Winning - Train For It!!!!" by Mo Farah
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#434427 - 01/05/12 07:37 AM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Dobbersky]
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Another 1 is

"Nearly ISN'T Enough!!!!" by Paula Radcliffe
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#434431 - 01/05/12 10:21 AM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Dobbersky]
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Originally Posted By: Dobbersky
Another 1 is

"Nearly ISN'T Enough!!!!" by Paula Radcliffe


"Nearly" works best in horseshoes


Edited by iaibear (01/05/12 10:22 AM)

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#435923 - 07/10/13 03:10 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Xaith]
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I think Breathe is most important. Everyone knows that part because its very necessary smile

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#435927 - 07/11/13 11:17 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Martin_Taylor]
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Good one

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