This just really annoys me....

ShelleyK

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It really bugs me when people people in general say how Im "kicking ***" because I am in martial arts, or that I must be picturing someone that I am "pissed off" at when I am performing and thats how I was able to kick or punch or break my board. UGH!

I wish they would realize how hard I work at getting my form down and executing a proper kick in order to be able to break a board.

Doesnt this bug you too?
 
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It really bugs me when people people in general say how Im "kicking a$$" because I am in martial arts, or that I must be picturing someone that I am "pissed off" at when I am performing and thats how I was able to kick or punch or break my board. UGH!

I wish they would realize how hard I work at getting my form down and executing a proper kick in order to be able to break a board.

Doesnt this bug you too?

You are kicking ***! Didn't you just kick some *** in a tourney? :D

No, it doesn't bother me. Truthfully. Its just small talk, and if the person is really interested, you can always make a comment about how it takes a lot of effort and focus to get there. :)
 

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i have had allot of conversations with people on subjects like that. all you have to do is examin what they say and ask yourself " is that something a true martial artist would say?" if not then they must not be one, and ignore them, thats what i do.
 

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It really bugs me when people people in general say how Im "kicking a$$" because I am in martial arts, or that I must be picturing someone that I am "pissed off" at when I am performing and thats how I was able to kick or punch or break my board. UGH!

I wish they would realize how hard I work at getting my form down and executing a proper kick in order to be able to break a board.

Doesnt this bug you too?

Thats nothing , wait till you start getting " Oh look out , here comes the killer ".

Closely followed by that other all time favourite , the very
badly done Bruce Lee impersonations complete with the obligatory sound effects.
 

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It really bugs me when people people in general say how Im "kicking a$$" because I am in martial arts, or that I must be picturing someone that I am "pissed off" at when I am performing and thats how I was able to kick or punch or break my board. UGH!

I wish they would realize how hard I work at getting my form down and executing a proper kick in order to be able to break a board.

Doesnt this bug you too?

Hey, take it as a complement. Years ago, that was the reason I started MA. I found the best way to not get my butt kicked, was to "kick butt". Besides, I hear that you are a kick butt Professional Photographer, take it as it comes, it's all good.
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It really bugs me when people people in general say how Im "kicking a$$" because I am in martial arts, or that I must be picturing someone that I am "pissed off" at when I am performing and thats how I was able to kick or punch or break my board. UGH!

I wish they would realize how hard I work at getting my form down and executing a proper kick in order to be able to break a board.

Doesnt this bug you too?

no, I started filtering out the comments after the first few hundred times it happened. :wink1:
Most of the people meant well, just didn't realize I have already heard that ten million times before.
 

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Good comments.

I also think that folks don't know how to engage with things they don't seem to understand. Like if you're a musician, they say you're a rock star. If you make art, you're Picasso. They just don't understand it, and given how much you know is involved, can you really fault anyone for 'not getting it'?!
 

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It bothers me, but not nearly as much as it bothers a friend of mine who performs at open mike nights when people ask if he'll perform for free at their parties. It's happened so many times I just ignore it; people who want to know will ask questions instead of making stereotypical comments, and people who don't want to know won't listen anyway - so why worry about it?
 

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Nope. I have a friend who has nicknamed me "Ms. Trophy-winnin' ***-Kicker." I like it.
 
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I guess I shouldnt let it bother me so much. I do think its funny how people keep saying how Im kicking *** but I guess I just have to get used to it lOL
 

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It really bugs me when people people in general say how Im "kicking ***" because I am in martial arts, or that I must be picturing someone that I am "pissed off" at when I am performing and thats how I was able to kick or punch or break my board. UGH!

I wish they would realize how hard I work at getting my form down and executing a proper kick in order to be able to break a board.

Doesnt this bug you too?

Nope I generally tell them I got into it so all would fear me and/or to crush my enemies, see them driven before me, and to hear the lamentation of their women

That geneally puts a stop to any further discussioin :D
 
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