Martial Arts, anyone do it?

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  1. sheeprooter

    sheeprooter Member

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    I started Muay Thai more than a year ago and it's become an obsession, in a sort of scary way. My life sort of revolves around me going to train, the same for most of the students I train with. Who else here does martial arts? Did you get addicted? Do you think this can be counter-productive?

    Another thing - I always had immense respect for martial artists, even though I didn't practice them until recently, but it seems that very few of my friends have the same opinion. They are all pacifists, and view fighting as animalistic and crude. I'm a pacifist, too (I've never been in a real fight), but I still think Karate, Muay Thai, Jui Jitsu etc is friggin awesome and I have a lot of pride that I'm into it.
     
  2. Chapter13

    Chapter13 Member

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    i have a black belt in origami :mickey:
     
  3. lynzxx

    lynzxx Senior Member

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    nah, i'd love to tho! maybe one day!
     
  4. TipsyGypsy

    TipsyGypsy Light of a Fading Star

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    I did some Tai Chi a while ago :D
     
  5. deviate

    deviate Senior Member

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    I studied Hapkido for years. been thinking about getting back into it.
     
  6. I'm a troll

    I'm a troll Banned

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    animalistic and crude? nah. kind of faggy? yeah.
     
  7. deviate

    deviate Senior Member

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    how is effortlessly beating the shit out of 5 people at once faggy?
     
  8. I'm a troll

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    1) very few people are actually that good.

    2) it's not the actual fighting that's faggy, but rather the martial arts culture. in actual practice, it's generally used as a gay-looking form of aerobic exercise that kids constantly brag about and then never use. and then you get a yellow belt to wear.

    honestly, i know very little about it. i just know that every single person i've met who thought he was cool because of his martial arts skills also happened to be excessively faggy. so maybe it's not that martial arts is faggy, but just that it attracts faggy people.
     
  9. sheeprooter

    sheeprooter Member

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    I disagree with every single word in your response but it made me laugh. hard.
     
  10. I'm a troll

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    it's hard to define in words. just watch this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqY03NW5cNE"]YouTube - karate

    sure, those are some great athletic moves. but they have absolutely nothing to do with beating the shit out of anyone, and everyone in the video just looks unbelievably gay.

    how do you disagree with "it" or "that?"
     
  11. Irminsul

    Irminsul Valkyrie

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    I fence and practice archery. Not the same I know. But watevz.
     
  12. Piaf

    Piaf Senior Member

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    Hey, that's pretty cool, would love to try both.
     
  13. Irminsul

    Irminsul Valkyrie

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    There's a range really close to me. Much easier riding a bike with bow on back than going through all the drama to get my rifle to the gun range. They make that very difficult around these parts.
     
  14. Chapter13

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    they are the same.. it's all "art of war" a fighting style doesn't have to have originated in the orient to be considered an art
     
  15. sheeprooter

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    That isn't Karate at all. That's a mix of Capoeira and acrobatics. Watch this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yPfukurJdw"]Youtube - Muay Thai
     
  16. Irminsul

    Irminsul Valkyrie

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    At the last /blot/ I went to I tried Viking shield and sword. XD
    You use more shield than you do blade. It's like one swing one kill. The rest is all dirty tactics and shield/body attacks.
     
  17. Piaf

    Piaf Senior Member

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    Oh I totally know what you mean. I'm always like geez, people, its just me and my rifle.
     
  18. Irminsul

    Irminsul Valkyrie

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    If you want to take a gn out here it needs to be contained in a "transportable gun safe" that's bolted in the boot of your car. I could always risk it but it's heavy massive fines + jail time here if you're caught.
     
  19. I'm a troll

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    that was substantially less gay than my video.
     
  20. jimmyjoe1

    jimmyjoe1 toker Lifetime Supporter

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    I was doing Kempo Karate for two years i love the buzz. now i smoke way too much...
     

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