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- Jun 21, 2003
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No I've never trained with an at home system.
I didn't think so, just wanted to confirm.
I don't even own a single martial arts DVD. I will from time to time use your tube if I forget a certain part of a Kata I was working on in class.
I have a few, that I use for reference, like you said, in the event I forget something
I like going to a class but that's just my personal preference.
I just get sick of this attitude some have that if you don't train the way I did your not a "real" martial artist. People want to learn for different reasons. If you want to learn from a DVD or online system I say go do it have fun train hard. Who am I or any of us to judge.
Honestly, I never really viewed a dvd learning method as making someone a martial artist, but I suppose they could be. I view a serious martial artist, as someone who's training under a teacher, learning a system, and putting in the blood, sweat and tears to actually get on the mat and bust your ***. And yes, we all train for different reasons. If someone is content with dvd learning, then it is what it is. As I've said, they're most likely going to be limited to the content of the dvd, but if thats what they want.....
Interestingly enough, at one school that I used to train at, they sold training books that the students could buy, which contained all the material for that rank. The techs were written out, the katas, etc. I used to see people test, get their new rank, buy the book, come to class and show me the techs that they learned. LOL. Of course, I knew they learned from the book, and half the time, I had to go back and make corrections. So, it was kinda like taking a step forward and 3 back. Had they just waited, perhaps they would've had an easier time.
People come on here and tell someone well your not learning anything and you will never be able to defend yourself.
As I said earlier, to a point, sure, they will be. Hell, you don't need a dvd for that. But, IMO, if you really wanna fine tune your stuff, you will need a live teacher.
Well truth is this isn't the wild west anymore I bet most people on this forum have never even been in a real fight. Its not a knock or put down its just fact most people other then.grade school have never been in a fight as an adult.
Well, I'll agree and disagree with this. In some of the larger cities in CT, there's violence on a daily basis, so yes, when I turn on the news and hear about assaults, shootings, stabbings, etc, yeah, the wild west does come to mind..lol. Aside from the school stuff and when I worked for the DOC, as of late, I've talked my way out of more confrontations than actually fought..lol. Amazing how far some simple common sense and awareness goes.
Its just they way things are now and that's a good thing. Don't get me wring I think traditional training in a dojo is better then a DVD I just think people go a little over board with the you will never learn anything your better off just doing nothing then training with a DVD. Now I also think people that come on here looking for some kind of approval from forum memebers on their master trading plans are just as silly why do you care what we think if you want to go buy DVD and train go do it who cares what we think and save yourself the grief and use the search function there are only 100 other threads like this one
True, and people will decide what they want to do, no matter what you, me or anyone else says. Like I said, I think alot of the times, people are too quick to make excuses for not getting to a dojo. But in the end, each person will be responsible for his/her actions.