Things that are ridiculous in Martial Arts

Discussion in 'General Martial Arts Talk' started by Bruce7, Jul 25, 2019.

  1. gpseymour

    gpseymour MT Moderator Staff Member

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    I heard the cartilage thing at least twice in my training. I've heard some other claims I'm pretty sure are just parroting of something they heard someone say somewhere, and have no idea if any of it is accurate.
     
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    With BJJ probably because the belt is universal.

    You want to be an undeserved black belt fine but you will spend your life getting smashed.
     
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    Probably also because of the limited number of ranks, which makes it a bit less nuanced, especially at the "early" ranks.
     
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    Absolutely. I found one guy who framed the certificate he got from the police department when he registered his hands as deadly weapons... had it hanging on the wall for all to see when you walked in the door. (I only walked in that door once...)
     
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    We should start selling those bad boys!
     
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    Man, what a great way to raise money to support our LEOs! And why limit it to hands and feet? I’d like to register my dirty socks.
     
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    I look at it this way, some of us are police, and everybody else knows somebody who's police.

    So we're not conning anyone, they can register their hands with us. We can make a nifty certificate with Martial stuff on it, you know, dragons and cranes and fists and stuff. It could be epic.

    Of course I'd want to run ads in the back of comics like Count Dante did.
     
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    I really want to get my hands registered as a leathal weapon.

    Thinking like a firearms licence but for my fists.
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  9. gpseymour

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    I want a fist-shaped wallet badge to go with the card.
     
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    What the OP is saying is that the age and rank do not match.
    Time to 1st Dan - 2-4 years
    2nd Dan - 2-4 years
    3rd Dan - 3-5 years
    5th Dan 5-7 years
    Minimum total - 12 years which would mean she would have to start at 6 years old. Doable but unlikely. She should be near the peak of her athletic abilities so your argument does not track.
     
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    so are we saying she didn't start as a young child, or that's its unlikely she did
    there seem a lot of young children in ma, so I'm not sure why you think it unlikely
     
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    Oh wah. Give your snarglies a tug, boys, and grow up.
     
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    I own two clubs and do not promote for either. I have been in MA for 37 years and it has been a journey to get to the rank I am at. I have no problems wearing my belt. It has been for me and nobody else. Anyone who has put the time and effort in deserves whatever belt is rightfully due them.
    The boxers mentioned didn't get to where they are because it was given to them. As long as a person has earned it I have no problem. As @Buka said, there are too many in sports of all venues that get moved up for nefarious reasons. It is up to the rest of the community to not let that taint the whole.
     
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    Starting as a child is common. Getting to 5th Dan at any age is uncommon.
     
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    well that's cause people quit or arnt very good or possibly both

    but are we now saying she is uncommon or undeserving?
     
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    I haven't met her so I really can't say.
     
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    but you and lots of posters who haven't met her are saying quite a lot
     
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    True. The evidence is compelling. It is quite outside the norm.
     
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    Few have said anything about her.
     
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    But the same is true of KKW Taekwondo, and yet you have vastly different skillsets coming out of different schools. Some are more traditional self-defense focused, some have excellent forms, some are championship-worthy sparrers, others have great demonstration teams. Some have multiple or all of these things, and some are just rubbish.
     
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