Originally Posted By: gojuman59
If we view our training as "I'm gonna be a bad dude" we probably will lose interest.


I agree.
That attitude will only get you so far in traditional martial arts, and if someone is training in a traditional program with that goal in mind, then they're training for the wrong reasons.
It seems that the younger students exhibit that attitude more often than the older ones, and they don't stick around very long for the most part.
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