View Single Post
Old 05-27-2005, 17:00   #9
Sensei Member
Roundeyesamurai's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 2,773
Send a message via AIM to Roundeyesamurai Send a message via Yahoo to Roundeyesamurai
Originally posted by MARTIN FISHER
I, for one, have trained in a traditional martial art, and it was not even in this country, it was not a Mcdojo. I knew many traditional martial artists there who did use traditional weapons in real street fights. While there, I carried a set of nunchuku around with me all the time, and used them.
Might I inquire, which koryu budo you studied, and where?

Originally posted by MARTIN FISHER
Since the average student spends less then two years in any given martial art, I can honestly say this, an average student with two years in a good boxing, kickboxing, BJJ, MT, or Straight Blast Gym type school will be able to take on most any "street fighter" or the majority of sutdents with two years training in a TMA school.
I don't agree with this for a second- the determining factor is the individual, not the method. This is as true now as it has been for thousands of years.

Originally posted by MARTIN FISHER
And considering the FACT that only about 1-2% of the population study any kind of MA at all, yet still manage to get through life without many problems (and that includes police officers, military, et al) maybe it really does not make a difference, accept to us 1-2%?
No, it really doesn't. One wonders, then, what convinces an even smaller fraction of that small fraction of the population, to get on the internet and proclaim that "their (insert method) is the best".
Roundeyesamurai is offline   Reply With Quote