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reply to post by BASSPLYR
Man I'm with you on this one op. I too do martial arts. In my case Kali/ silat. Sometimes I have to sit down in the middle if training and repeat mantras to prevent my self from...
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Hurts to breath.
That was brilliant sir.edit on 4-11-2013 by boncho because: (no reason given)edit on 4-11-2013 by boncho because: (no reason given)
Obviously you never trained to know what it is like.
We actually know what it is like. BASSPLYR's description of the training is coherent with my own experience.
What the media needs to do about martial arts is properly educate people like yourself. That's about it…
I doubt Fox news or any other big media is a proper source for education...
I already studied martial "art". that's why I made the thread.
Ask them to take on a local fight, see how they do…
What did you study and how many people have you killed since?
It is not unrealistic to realize that as more bullies learn martial "arts", more innocent people will be victims of bullying.
Now as far as all martial arts being originally only about disarming and pacifying and not killing is 100% wrong. Nearly all martial arts come from the perspective of combat and warfare and were originally intended to be killing arts.
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Harmed... a few people though (to which I later apologized). Including dear ones. Not harmed them badly, but enough to make me realize that morality was missing in many martial-art trainings. To realize it's not romantic -it's a weapon, one which is rapidly gaining popularity in an irresponsible society of egos.
A weapon which has its root in a warfare "art" developed centuries ago to fight armed forces.
In this country we glamorize violence. But god forbid a woman should breast feed and everyone loses their minds.
The problem we have here in this country is the people. Not the guns.
Anyways, have you people seen all these tae kwon do studios popping up everywhere in the country. It's like 30 kids all learning from a young age to be killing machines. It's like a army of mini soldiers in each and every class lining up. kicking over and over again. Somebodys building a secret army of killing machines
Kung Fu is essentially slapping and hair pulling. Yes, highly romanticized in the movies but watch some really old footage from the 50s of kung fu competitions in China and it looks like a bunch of teenage girls trying to rip each others hair out.
Now maybe you could argue Wushu? But then again that is all done with weapons intended to maim or kill the opponent.
In fact, nearly all martial arts done with hand to hand combat are to disable the opponent, not kill them, as killing them is inefficient with the hands.
If you believe otherwise you've watched too much Kill Bill and truly believe the five finger exploding heart technique is real…
Muay boran, and therefore muay Thai, was originally called by more generic names such as pahuyuth (from the Sanskrit bahu-yuddha meaning unarmed combat), Toi muay or simply muay. As well as being a practical fighting technique for use in actual warfare, muay became a sport in which the opponents fought in front of spectators who went to watch for entertainment. These muay contests gradually became an integral part of local festivals and celebrations, especially those held at temples. Eventually, the previously bare-fisted fighters started wearing lengths of hemp rope around their hands and forearms. This type of match was called muay khat chueak (มวยคาดเชือก). Kickboxing was also a component of military training and gained prominence during the reign of King Naresuan in 1560 CE.
Crap I sounded pretty sophmoric in my posts again. WELL AT LEST IN THIS ONE.
Oh well off to work for me.