why do some martial artist compare other styles of martial artist?

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The thing is though the first martial art I did was taekwondo which was at a local small town, when I went to college I found aikido and I tried that as well, however I had some aikido students say that "taekwondo is easy" or " taekwondo is not really a martial art cause you can get your black belt easily." and I have had students assume that I was "collecting black belts" but I told them that I am doing martial arts to help my mental emotional health.

So they're ignorant, and it shows in the things they say. That's such a shock!
 

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The thing is though the first martial art I did was taekwondo which was at a local small town, when I went to college I found aikido and I tried that as well, however I had some aikido students say that "taekwondo is easy" or " taekwondo is not really a martial art cause you can get your black belt easily." and I have had students assume that I was "collecting black belts" but I told them that I am doing martial arts to help my mental emotional health.
Aikido guy says tkd isn't a real martial art.

In other news Pinocchio says you aren't a real boy.
 

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As someone who takes Taekwondo, my response would be that aikido isn't a real martial art, because every drill is choreographed and you never actually fight.

That might not be the best way to handle that conversation, and I wouldn't recommend doing what I just said, but that would be my knee-jerk reaction.
 

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