A Student of Martial Arts
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- Oct 13, 2001
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sorry, I didn't quite understand how the two sentences follow, keritano. could you go into more depth?
Okay Rich, I do not understand why you think I am ignoring your points, or that I am mocking you. I apologise if I ever mocked you, that was not my intention. ('Thank you for your post' was not sarcastic. I genuinely appreciate that you take so much time to answer me). I don't think we're getting through to each other, because I have accused you of not making points, and you have accused me of the same. For the record, here are my points:
-That styles differ in their emphases and specialisations. Some styles are better at some functions than others.
-By corollary, some styles are worse than others at certain functions.
-Here we define functions as situational uses, i.e. sport usage, self-defence one on one, self defense against a group, etc.
-That the style a student uses determines the kind of martial arts he will practice, not entirely, but to an extent that goes beyond just his own effort and his teacher's effort. A boxing student will almost always have better punches than a tkd student.
I actually don't think we've been addressing proper points for a while now, so that's there for simplicity's sake.
Thanks for all your posts.
I have taken a small break from from my work here in the desert.
This is the first post towards a debate or discussion you have made. you listed your points. This allows for people to make comments and or ask for clarification or to dispute your points.
Now the thread can move forward.