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Posted 9/24/09 , edited 9/24/09

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Kendo, well its true it is not too practical to use in the street, cause when fighting Kendoka use a small swing and always taught the way to evade their own technique. But, if u can master kendo, u can easily apply it by adding u`r own move to the style, cause it is easier to modify then other weapon technique, well that`s my opinion anyway.


Ah but can one truly master any art? 'Mastery' implies an end of learning. A master will never have the capabilities a student possesses as a student is always learning.


True that no one can master a art. but if u put 20+ years into it i think u deserve a title. and also every one alters the style of fighting once they have the basic down.

" a black belt is a white belt the never quits"
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Posted 9/24/09

DarkXshino wrote:


Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:


666monster wrote:

Kendo, well its true it is not too practical to use in the street, cause when fighting Kendoka use a small swing and always taught the way to evade their own technique. But, if u can master kendo, u can easily apply it by adding u`r own move to the style, cause it is easier to modify then other weapon technique, well that`s my opinion anyway.


Ah but can one truly master any art? 'Mastery' implies an end of learning. A master will never have the capabilities a student possesses as a student is always learning.


True that no one can master a art. but if u put 20+ years into it i think u deserve a title. and also every one alters the style of fighting once they have the basic down.

" a black belt is a white belt the never quits"


I doubt someone with 20+ years of earnest experience in martial arts would be so insecure as to need vain pretensions such as a titles; Especially so arrogant a title such as "Master." One who needs such a thing to boast of their experience and accomplishments has obviously learned nothing outside of techniques in a martial art.

Belts are similar; They came out of a desire for order and organization in the structure of a martial art, but have become a goal that invades the ego. I see many modern martial artists who seek no longer for martial skill and the benefits that come but rather for the recognition that comes of attaining a belt. In a sense such pretensions are destroying the martial arts and now belts are the primary enticement to lure the ignorant into McDojos.


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Posted 9/24/09

Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:

I doubt someone with 20+ years of earnest experience in martial arts would be so insecure as to need vain pretensions such as a titles; Especially so arrogant a title such as "Master." One who needs such a thing to boast of their experience and accomplishments has obviously learned nothing outside of techniques in a martial art.

Belts are similar; They came out of a desire for order and organization in the structure of a martial art, but have become a goal that invades the ego. I see many modern martial artists who seek no longer for martial skill and the benefits that come but rather for the recognition that comes of attaining a belt. In a sense such pretensions are destroying the martial arts and now belts are the primary enticement to lure the ignorant into McDojos.



true but it still it nice to have a title. yea i seen some system that rush u though or some people that don't take the belt serious minus lil kids can't help that. i know that black belt represents all that i have learned in the past 2 years or so. lucky i did not apply for a mcdojo
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Posted 9/26/09
I think it's wrong to call anybody a master. More experienced, yes, but master? Mastery implies an end to learning, something that will never be.
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Posted 9/27/09

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I think it's wrong to call anybody a master. More experienced, yes, but master? Mastery implies an end to learning, something that will never be.


Amen, brother.
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Posted 9/27/09
Teacher, Sensei and other stuff are okay, just not Master haha
Posted 10/11/09
Currently studying Tae Kwon Do 'Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do' style. Eventually I hope to also learn Judo and Kendo.
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I have studied Wado Karate-do for 2.5 years (Had a brown belt in the end)...Its really practical in real fights, (I am ashamed..but i have used it a couple of times) its a mix of traditional karate and jujitsu (Has a lot of strangling, throwing, grabbing and submission techniques..But still the main focus is on kicks and punches)..There are a lot of katas (I actually hate them now...Really....We had 2 practices each week..We did em enough to get sick of em..Actually never understood the practical use of em...(Sensei kept saying that it will make it easier to remember the techniques taught by him, but i aint that kinda person to remember all the techniques..I like to remember the best/most practiacl ones and use em when needed) left the club a few years back, but im still training em by myself..
After my Karate years, i took up Kendo (Studied it for about another 2 years) ..Its quite a fun sport, but dont feel like it has much of a practical use, unless i have a wooden stick with me all the time (I would have rather chosen Kenjutsu....But it isnt available outside Japan (Actually think its really rare to see a kenjutsu dojo anywhere in Japan...Kendo has left kenjutsu in the dust of the past....Kendo is quite a popular sport, while kenjutsu has a lot more practical uses in combat, or thats what i belive )...

The only sport i think is unsuitable for me is...Aikido.. People say that aikido is a martial arts, that makes use of your enemies power and uses it against himself...But with my strength i think i wouldnt need to use my enemies strength (Well it might sound a bit ignorant, but i do have quite a bit of confidence in my strength)...
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I got into TKD to learn basics, got through to yellow belt and since then I just went to the "free" training course... They had a hall reserved for just any kind of martial artists to spar and do training on themselves. I enjoyed that for about four years (and still now I spar quite equally to those who have achieved a black at the "official" sessions). Now I've, half a year ago, started my own project on creating a new art (truly needs honing, tho), which I expect to last through my lifetime. The project, that is. Am training currently quite freely on any and all arts I can find information about, and am continuing on the research.

This most definitely sounds very arrogant, but I consider myself a genius on the matter of learning these things out from books. And I find myself a brilliant spirit user. Meaning my will to fight, will to continue, will to stand up. Will to get better, will to test myself and overcome challenges.

And, to be honest, I find myself quite insane, noticing that I've taken liking on recieving and inflicting pain. (whoops, got a bit off-track =P)
Posted 4/4/10
well, it matters, if you want to go into a MMA tourney, then you dont want to go TKD. You want to go Sambo, Muay Thai, karate, juujitsu
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I used to take TKD but then realized how impractical it is in a real fight, now I am studying Gracie Jujitsu along with Bujinkan.
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