- Jul 9, 2008
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- Covington, WA
i think you’re being very defensive and that’s locking up your noggin.Steve, you like to try and twist what I say. Please stop it. All I said was that the statement 'you can't get experience except in competition' is incorrect. That's it. Nothing more.
What change of heart? When have I ever, in any context, said or even implied that experience (from any of the various sources) was a bad idea?
That isn't what he said, either. Did you actually read either of the posts, or are you just replying based on what you think we would have said?
What he said (and I quoted it earlier...) was
Which is just categorically wrong.
Please do me a favor. If you don't understand what I've written, ask and I'll do my best to clarify. If you do understand what I've written, please respond to THAT, rather than making up positions for me that I've never supported. Please?
He said you can’t accumulate fighting experience on the street. You can only accumulate ina. Ring or on a mat. You pointed out how this isn’t true and gave a few examples of other ways people accumulate experience, I agree with you, and also with @Kung Fu Wang. You each have half of it.
So, again, the question is, if a person doesn’t accumulate experience on the street, as a cop, a bouncer, a douche nozzle or in competition, how does that person gain experience? I don’t have demographic stats on everyone who trains MA But I think it’s safe to say that there are a lot of people who don’t accumulate any experience.