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    Why is their so much disrespect for Karate? And what can we do to stop it?

    No strawman. I'm not arguing against a distorted version of you. I'm referring directly to you, though it is interesting to note that you think someone with your experiences, making the claims you are, is a strawman...
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    Why is their so much disrespect for Karate? And what can we do to stop it?

    The point wasn't the last 6 months. It's that I know your history up until then, and it doesn't include the full contact your claiming; since your only actual training is TKD and from your opinion on TKD it wasn't full contact. I was just checking to see if the gap of the last 6 months changed...
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    Why is their so much disrespect for Karate? And what can we do to stop it?

    Have you trained somewhere new in the last 6 months? The last you indicated was training as a kid in TKD. I believe one of your complaints about that was the lack of hard contact sparring.
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    Why is their so much disrespect for Karate? And what can we do to stop it?

    Attacking may be the wrong word. But yes, I am focusing on the poster's experiences. He is making a claim. Which he cannot validate as he has not had any experience with hard contact martial arts. And he is not claiming what is/isn't hard contact, or what styles do/don't do hard contact. He is...
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    Why is their so much disrespect for Karate? And what can we do to stop it?

    Yes. Have you trained in a dojo that offers this? If not, your claims about what happens in those dojos is off base.
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    Why is their so much disrespect for Karate? And what can we do to stop it?

    Both big claims to make if you've never tried a hard contact school to see if either are true.
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    Why is their so much disrespect for Karate? And what can we do to stop it?

    I'd argue that it's much more the first. People are likely to want to train in a style that's compatible with them, and I've learned most of the population doesn't actually want to do anything that might result in pain. So most people that look for, and more importantly continue past the first...
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    Looking for help in training Arnis

    I think you may have quoted the wrong person. I'm aware of the difficulties in cuba, my family is from (or still living, depending on the person) in cuba. I don't believe I made any judgment, just a recommendation.
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    Looking for help in training Arnis

    I bought it but haven't had a chance to view it yet. But right now Bryan Stoops is doing online learning for JKD, silat, and filipino martial arts. It's only $27 at the moment. Not sure normal price but goes on sale every couple months it seems during covid. Might be worth the look into if you...
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    Are belts the way to go (from a brown belt)?

    About 6 months. Basically when they realized I really wasn't interested in the belts and wouldn't pay for the tests. They might be an exception, but it's the only school that I've tried that with and they didn't have any issues. How many schools have you actually tried that with, so we can...
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    What defines a sport? Is fishing a sport? How about video game tournaments?

    Sounds about right, except no flag football in my neighborhood. When I was recovering from a broken leg around 13ish years old, basically the second I got out of the boot, I started going back to the field at the end of the block to play football with my buds. Got my mom to sign off basically...
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    Are belts the way to go (from a brown belt)?

    I agree it's a poor example, but that's mostly because school systems are so different cross-state and cross-countries. Not true in the area that gpseymour lives (I believe he's the one who made the comparison, so going by his location). Education is not mandated after 16 years old where he...
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    Are belts the way to go (from a brown belt)?

    Schools are an opt-in system once you reach a certain grade. You also don't pass by default (at least in the states, I'd be alarmed if anywhere you just auto-passed all your classes). And depending on the situation you may have to pay per grade.
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    Looking for original 1910 BSA merit badge handbook

    I'm out of the loop, but just messaged someone who is friends with a few BSA "hobby-historians". If I hear back with any news I'll let you know.
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    New Student: when will you quit?

    Too bad we don't have the informative button anymore.
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