- Aug 3, 2015
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lol may you don't word things in a easy to absorb manner lol. I've done similar things like ask what they would do "if someone punched at their face" vs. what would they do if "I punched them in the face."Believe or not, when I was 14, the first day I joined in my high school long fist informal class, I asked my long fist teacher, "What will you do if I punch at your face?" My long fist teacher said, "Come, and punch me." If a 14-year-old boy could challenge his MA teacher in his first MA class, I assume everything can be possible.
Same question just asked differently. Probably got the same result too. lol. I asked my first Jow Ga teacher how something worked, He told me to try to take him down. I tried to take him down and he showed me how it worked lol. I still remember the feeling of having my arms jacked behind my back, feeling like both shoulders were going to be ripped out of my sockets. To this day. I still ask similar questions about "what if .... and how do. ....." I learn better when I feel the application so for me is less about challenging and more about wanting to experience as much as I can as first have. Me being able to feel a technique applied to me gives me an accurate understanding what my opponent should feel when I do it to him.
It is also the quickest way to know if something is going to work or just completely fail in reality.
I told a Jow Ga Sifu that I want to spar with them and I said it in public. That caused so much drama. I was told off and I spoke to the Sifu to make sure that he didn't have any confusion about what I was asking.. After I explained it to him, he said that he didn't take my comment in the wrong way. Now he shows videos of him sparring with his students. I think it's great because you see smiles on their face and hear some laughter. It's the same when I spar with others. I sometimes laugh. I'm serious but I'm also enjoying it.
I think teachers should have similar relationships with students. If the teacher takes time to teach, then the student should be respectful enough to not make the teacher "The One To Beat."
It doesn't matter if I can beat up Mike Tyson, yet I still can't place high in competitive boxing. "I beat Mike Tyson, but I rank so low in today's boxing that I can't get beyond amateur fights." doesn't say good things about my boxing skills. If a person ever wanted the opposite of looking like they have no skills, then this would be the fastest way to do it.