are some martial arts cults?
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are some martial arts cults? Do some people train/believe in them like cults? Cults are pretty much religions. Not nessesarily backed by evidence, but usually based on faith...even if the "faith" contridicts the cult's own dogma.

So are there groups of people who believe in (a) martial art(s) so much, that they worship them? I mean i think u all know who im referencing about...those MMA guys who worship the sport and go on and on about how they have found the "<begin thunderous and resounding tone> ULTIMATE SELF-DEFENSE SYSTEM™ <end thunderous and resounding tone>." http://www.nononsenseselfdefense.com/self-defense.htm

check out that link for ne quesions u may have on martial arts in general. Its a HUGE website, but it gives practicle info on just about everything that concerns violence. U can learn a lot, and the guy isnt anti-martial arts/grappling- far from it. He just likes to be practicle and expose cults for what they are.

here's a link showing his credability http://www.martialdevelopment.com/blog/marc-macyoung-on-the-goals-of-self-defense/ (he's the author of both sites) (he has also written serveral books on this issue).
He also happens to be a street fighter and a martial artists.

He is the firsts person i have heard of to come up with the cult thoery in martial arts. So give him the credit for this idea.

Your thoughs on cults in martial arts. peace over war
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I am not sure that there are many people out there who think of yoga as a form of religion, but I know that there are many people who try to live a "yogic" life in which they believe in pretty much giving up everything. It is taken pretty seriously as a way to increase your spiritual and mental self.

Posted 11/30/09
You shall not believe in Martial Art.
You shall believe in Martian Art
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Posted 11/30/09
you really love making threads that somehow have martial arts :3
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:3 no.
Posted 11/30/09
Less talkie more training is what I say...

who cares, I have a month of agonising training to prepare for in China next year, I wont be thinking about this.

Posted 11/30/09
It'll depend on the person
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