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Old 07-09-2009, 08:29 AM   #57
Join Date: Feb 2009
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Re: The Challenge of Not Competing

Erick Mead wrote: View Post
Here's a thought on that point
Cricket is traditionally associated with much the same ideals that good MAs are associated with (in reality it's sometimes not that obvious). And that's how I was taught it.

BTW, that competition was in the very short (3 hour) version of the game that is somewhat controversial in that it doesn't allow the full range of subtleties inherent in the full (5 day) game.

Erick Mead wrote: View Post
but also I think, in agreement with Mark, those are purposes distinct from the means or purposes of martial arts.
There are reasons to do MAs apart from building character, but sport *should*, in principle, do it just as well, and do it better if you're talking about what you can gain from team sports.

Sadly, neither MAs or sports are always taught with that in mind
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