Has MA made you paranoid??

Andy Moynihan

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Like the line from that new movie "Taken" goes: "Mom says your job made you paranoid" "My job made me AWARE".

Sukerkin still has a line in his sig quote from a conversation he and i had discussing this same thing. He must have liked it :)

It isn't that you or I are paranoid, it's that you and I have learned to be appropriately aware where in general society this perfectly functional human trait has fallen into disuse through too much peace/too much sheep mentality, is all.
 

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No, I have always been paranoid, we all are to some degree... What my time in MA has done is make me better prepared for those of you that ARE out to get me.

Alright big don, tell it like it is. A lot of paranoia is so bad, because it will cause you to over react. But, a little, along with some good SD training, is just the ticket for survival. People who say they arent, may be very paranoid and just dont know it yet. :rofl:
 

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Have you beocme more paranoid since taking MA? Seems like once you start taking a MA you train hard just to make sure you are prepared for whatever may happen. Have you ever noticed that it has made you a little too paranoid?? Always thinking someone is out to get you?

I ask b/c a friend of mine who did MA's for years said that he doesn't train much anymore. He says lightly he may practice something but not like he use too. He said simply " I am not longer worrying about being attacked every day. No need conditioning my hands everyday, risking arthritis and other things b/c always looking for someone to attack me. As great as MA's are, it can make the best man paranoid."

No MA has not made me paranoid
 

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It's a very good point and if it is MA's that have created some form of paranoia in me, then it must be a powerful substance
 

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I really did not get into MA for self defense, but there definately was a period my increased awareness made me stressed. Think it was like 2-4 years into my training. After I had adjusted to this the next thing was getting used to increased sensitivity to touch and more accute feel of my joints and inner ogans.
 

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Nope, just more aware. I look at the world and the people in it in a different way and find that I "see" potential problems a lot sooner than I did before.

Yours in Budo
Michael
 

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Have you beocme more paranoid since taking MA? Seems like once you start taking a MA you train hard just to make sure you are prepared for whatever may happen. Have you ever noticed that it has made you a little too paranoid?? Always thinking someone is out to get you?

I ask b/c a friend of mine who did MA's for years said that he doesn't train much anymore. He says lightly he may practice something but not like he use too. He said simply " I am not longer worrying about being attacked every day. No need conditioning my hands everyday, risking arthritis and other things b/c always looking for someone to attack me. As great as MA's are, it can make the best man paranoid."
Im only paranoid in the sense of what will happen to me if i use what I have been taught.

other than that...No

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It has not made me paranoid but it has made me much more aware.

edit - I see I repeated a similar post.
 

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Putting on the badge made me paranoid..MA training helped to cure me..
 

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More aware...yes...also a littel more relaxed. I think less "what will i do?' because for a change, I know what I will do/am capable of. Now I can relax a little and enjoy life more. :)

Peace,
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No martial arts has not made me paranoid. I just do whatever the voices I hear tell me to do.

Martial arts has made me a bit more violent though I think. I have no sympathy towards ignorance. I tend to go into rages on people more than I used to. I almost have this I dare you to fight me attitude.
 

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Martial arts has made me "aware" not paranoid. I believe awareness is being open to the possibility of danger, and paranoia is expecting it. I'd be a lot more paranoid if I wasn't confident in my skill...yet I still have weaknesses...off to the dojo!
 

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