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Sharp Phil
03-13-2003, 08:52 AM
Thought the folks here might enjoy this.

Forgetting the "Martial" in "Martial Artist" (http://www.philelmore.com/martial/martialout.htm)

03-13-2003, 09:44 AM
Hi Phil,

Mind pointing out (for the lazier among us) the specific thread in e-budo that inspired your essay?

The quote at the beginning of your essay (T-Manifold's signature line) is a very useful piece of martial advice. I suspect most folks just have a problem with the word "attack," which is mainly semantics, I guess.

As for your essay, I liked it, and am glad you took pains to explain what you meant by "aggression." Otherwise you might be ruffling a few feathers.

Sorry I can't give much in the way of substantive comments...busy watching "Fight School" right now... :D


Sharp Phil
03-13-2003, 09:55 AM

The thread in question is this one:


03-13-2003, 03:51 PM
Oh no...Phil's here... :eek: :)

kung fu hamster
03-15-2003, 08:05 PM
"Baseball isn't about listening to the national anthem, eating pizza or hot dogs, or catching foul balls, though most would say the experience of a baseball game isn't the same without these things. Can you imagine the sort of team that would result if a given coach focused on these things to the exclusion of training his players to hit and throw baseballs?"

hmmmm...ever hear of the Cubs? (sorry, couldn't resist - I love the Cubs, they are one point of stability in my universe. If they ever win the Big Enchilada I'll know the End Of The World is near...)