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#317668 - 04/01/07 10:11 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Curly]
wristtwister Offline
like a chiropractor, only evil

Registered: 02/14/06
Posts: 2210
Loc: South Carolina
The number one rule in martial arts is that the number one rule changes with the situation and whether or not there are rules...

What man is a man that does not make the world a better place?... from "Kingdom of Heaven"

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

Registered: 10/26/05
Posts: 317
Loc: Orlando, FL
Keep your eyes on your opponent.

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

Registered: 01/02/07
Posts: 37
Dig in

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

Registered: 05/07/07
Posts: 14
Loc: Western Washington, USA
"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)

#317672 - 05/25/07 02:50 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: SaintBarSteward]
SBudda Offline

Registered: 05/22/07
Posts: 46
Loc: ATL
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).
I have never made but one prayer to God..."O Lord make my enemies ridiculous" And God granted it.

#317673 - 10/07/07 06:25 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: SBudda]
karate_popo Offline

Registered: 09/27/07
Posts: 154
Loc: NYC
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...)
Do what you love, love what you do

#317674 - 10/10/07 12:38 AM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Xaith]
fileboy2002 Offline

Registered: 11/13/05
Posts: 999
Loc: Chicago, IL
Never play cards with anyone named "Doc."

Never play pool with anyone named "Slim."

Never sleep with anyone crazier than you are.

#317675 - 10/12/07 03:40 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: fileboy2002]
Christie Offline

Registered: 07/12/05
Posts: 872
Loc: Waterloo, ON

Never sleep with anyone crazier than you are.

Then noone would ever sleep with anyone.

#317676 - 10/13/07 10:01 AM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: Christie]
ButterflyPalm Offline

Registered: 08/26/04
Posts: 2637
Loc: Malaysia
Never say that size is not important.
I'll rather be happy than right, anytime.

#317677 - 10/14/07 11:54 PM Re: The number one rule(s) of Martial Arts... [Re: ButterflyPalm]
Taison Offline
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Registered: 09/06/05
Posts: 3629
Loc: BKK, Thailand
Knowing MA is good, but it always helps to be in greater numbers.

-Taison out
I got two fists.. Don't make me use my head as well!

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