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what you need to know is in martial arts you have to be strong,discipline,and not dishonoring
and if you want to join a martial arts you need to join the martial arts that only uses your body and your power thats all
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There is a lot more to martial arts than just strength, discipline and honour. You need patience, determination, courage among a wide variety of things including respect. To say that you only need to join martial arts that only uses your body and power is irresponsible and disrespectful to many martial arts that do not emphasize such things. Many martial arts use gravity and flexibility to circumvent things like strength. Quick reflexes also tend to be more favorable than actual speed in of itself. You can't just shrink martial arts into such a small, narrow view if you do you lose sight of it's true purpose and lose so much by doing so.
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Posted 11/29/08

Scorpion01 wrote:

what you need to know is in martial arts you have to be strong,discipline,and not dishonoring
and if you want to join a martial arts you need to join the martial arts that only uses your body and your power thats all


Strength and discipline are relative. Using force against force is a struggle that the opponent with the most strength and stamina will be at the advantage. But some arts don't use strength against strength but rather use the enemy's strength against them. Ever take that into consideration?
Honor is completely irrelevant to martial arts directly. Something that uses your body and power is a very one-sided way to look at things, something that no less, I assume, comes from inexperience. There's no shame in that. As long as you're willing to learn, I am sure you will pick a lot of from the wonderful residents in this group.
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i always thought this quote from Hans Talhoffer (medieval fencing master) defined the purpose of martial arts well:

"the master shall recognize well the man whom he will teach, whether he be weak or strong, whether he has good breathing or not...then the master improves his general physical fitness, flexibility, coordination, strength, balance, and he develops his fighting skills"

martial arts are about improving your fighting skills; developing discipline and internal strength just comes with the territory.

"...so that blood runs not over your eyes."

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Posted 11/30/08

MEMPHADON wrote:

i always thought this quote from Hans Talhoffer (medieval fencing master) defined the purpose of martial arts well:

"the master shall recognize well the man whom he will teach, whether he be weak or strong, whether he has good breathing or not...then the master improves his general physical fitness, flexibility, coordination, strength, balance, and he develops his fighting skills"

martial arts are about improving your fighting skills; developing discipline and internal strength just comes with the territory.

"...so that blood runs not over your eyes."



Well said and wonderful quote.
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