One Of The Best Writers In The World

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  1. PhotonGuy

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    Who I consider one of the best writers in the world and who I draw inspiration from did not have a formal education and as a matter of fact, when it came to learning how to read and write much of that he did himself. Anyway, I did read his narrative and I must say it was amazing. I was wondering if its possible to learn martial arts with very limited instruction the same way this writer learned how to read and write with very limited instruction.
     
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    No.
     
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    And that writer would be......
     
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    It is possible to learn to fight without instruction. It's not possible to learn a martial art without instruction from someone who knows it.
     
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    No because writing is fixed its on paper you can do it yourself. Martial arts you need a partner to practice with and someone to actually teach you the stuff
     
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    Did you teach yourself to read and write also?
     
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    Hmm, cryptic reference to unnamed, yet purportedly highly skilled auto didactic who taught himself "skills" unrelated to physical activities in general, or martial arts in particular. Somehow, with your own personal knowledge, and all your interactions with various people here over the 5 years you have been on this site, you want to correlate someone learning unrelated skills to self teaching martial arts?
     
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    somehow i knew what this thread was gonna be like,, but i had to look..i had to ,,,, i couldnt help myself,, i couldnt not look.
     
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    That is one of the most appallingly written sentences I have ever had the displeasure to read.
    Yes, that criticism is relevant because it shows you don't actually know enough to judge who is 'the best writer in the world'. It also shows that you cannot seriously think teaching yourself martial arts is a good idea.
     
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    So, you're a Dr Seuss fan, I take it?
     
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    Do I care?
     
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    I most certainly am!
     
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    The problem is that you don't. Are you trolling?
     
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    Yes of course it is, it's not perhaps possible to learn a specific ma, but martial arts as an ability to fight to a good standard, yes, there countless millions who have done so

    You can also take moves from films and or books and teach yourself how to do them123
     

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