Shame on you.... for misrepresenting yourself.... and your ability.

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  1. gpseymour

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    I read these two in a row, and was confused. KFW, what the heck are you talking about MA in a pie thread for, man??
     
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    I don't believe MA training can make a better person. 2 of my students had committed suicide because women. I had always told my students that 3 legs frog may be hard to find, but 2 legs woman are all over the world. Still my MA teaching could not help these 2 students.
     
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    There's a difference between "can make a better person" and "will make a better person".

    Personally, I prefer to say it can help people become better people. The MA training doesn't do the work, the people do. And there's nothing magical about MA in this respect. As @Steve has pointed out before, there are other activities that can help build the same traits. MA (or football, or tennis) can be hard work (if you train seriously in it), which builds discipline if people stick with it. Following rules for the benefit of others, showing respect for people who are helping you, etc. are all part of the package.

    EDIT: And teaching about relationships is highly tangential to MA, so MA training is unlikely to be a big help in that area, other than helping people have better self-control.
     
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    It CAN help. It doesn’t mean that it DEFINITELY WILL help.

    Rehab CAN help people overcome their addictions. It doesn’t mean it DEFINITELY WILL. People need to want to overcome their addictions with every bit discipline, desire, motivation, and so on. And even then it’s not always enough.

    Putting an alcoholic into AA won’t guarantee anything. At best it provides the proper environment for them to commit to overcoming their addiction. Putting a person into MA won’t guarantee anything either, physically nor mentally. At best it provides them with the proper environment to be able to do so, but they have to want to do so.

    Some people in MA might see some mental improvement just by being there and working out, but there’s not going to be any magical transformation unless they’re committed to it. For people with mental illness that’s severe enough to cause suicide (not just intentional failed attempts to get attention), MA is only one small part of the entire picture. They need far more than just being in a dojo. It can definitely help, but it isn’t a cure in and of itself.
     
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    This this this forever.
     
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    You mean I'm not already impossible to deal with?
    Dammit, and I was trying so hard...
     
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    You're close. I'm not sitting next to you at the next secret conclave, that's for sure.
     
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    Why do I picture this?

     
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    That was the song I had in my head when I typed "conclave". I'll be the one with the Harley in his room.
     
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    Do you listen to Howard Stern? All I can think of is the recent Wack Pack Conclave whenever anyone says conclave.
     
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    No, I've never listened to his show much.
     
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    Sorry, but I would feel like an idiot for not doing any research before handing over "tons of money".

    In today's society, with a plethora of information at everyone's fingertips, there is absolutely no excuse for anyone to ever hand over "tons of money" without knowing what they're getting or who they're getting it from.

    Scam artists have been taking advantage of gullible fools since mankind first traded a spear point for a hunk of mammoth. Much easier (and more reasonable) to preach "don't be a gullible fool!" than it is to try and save people from their own poor judgement.

    That's just my take on it.
     
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    I know him too, as well as his teacher. The teacher confirmed that he had given permission to teach...not the whole system, mind you, but he certainly has knowledge. Also, that was a while back. What's the point in holding on to this? Seriously. Move on and train. What about YOUR code of conduct? Try looking in a mirror.
     
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    I also know this person doesn't make ANY claims to be a Sifu. He is merely teaching people what he knows about Wing Chun to show people what it is like. He even defers people to those who taught him. If he knows enough to teach the basics but then doesn't claim to be a Grandmaster himself, I don't see what is wrong with that.
     
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    Well, I also know the situation, and I also know you don't know the person being discussed OR the entire situation. You just went by what NYFIGHTSOURCE said simply because you have known him longer. There is a whole other side to the story that you never bothered to get. And hey, that's your right. However, if you don't know everything, then you should keep your mouth shut...or your fingers off the keyboard, as it were. Since you are only on the peripheral (and, from what I understand, know the person in question only through brief discussions here), there is no way you have all the details.

    Also, seeing the character your buddy NY has shown here, he is the LAST person whose version of events I'd find credible. I would consider them to be HIS truth, but not the WHOLE truth. Personally, in a situation where there is more than one person involved, I don't see how anyone can just blindly follow the version of one side just because they know the person telling it.

    Is that what you are, Xue? A blind follower? A sheep? Seems like it to me.
     
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    i think you maybe talking to an empty room, i dont know if xue has left the forum, just ive not seen him post in quite a while

    its seems a bit pointless therefore to vent your spleen at someone who very well may not see your sentiments
     
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    It's almost always pointless to start replying to a thread that hasn't had any input in over a year.
     
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    Yeah because I just joined and happened to see it...thought it was worth a remark since I do know the situation...didn't pay attention to the dates. It happens.123
     
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