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Old 07-18-2007, 06:07 PM   #201
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Re: Meaning of Competitive?

Keith,
as a matter of fact, I have competed in Judo, and I have very fond memories of it. Just as I have very fond memories of my rugby years (you know rugby, it's like american football but without protection) Although I never discussed the topic with him, I am quite sure that my Judo Sensei viewed competition in Judo just as any other sport. That's ok, it's fun.

Apparently people get very frustrated when one disagrees. You are looking for my permission to compete? You have it! I just didn't know you needed it. Sorry, I would have given it much earlier. My friendly advice, though, is that you shouldn't take it too seriously. Can I force you to take my advice? No, of course not. (I thought all this was too obvious, but with these people one can never be sure)

I am not a professional athlete, and I am not interested in becoming one. So what? Do you train all day, every day? Is that what you want? To win in at K-1? go ahead, be my guest.
You know, there's only a certain age when you can do that. After some years, your reflexes are not the same and your body just can't take it. Is that what you are looking to? That I don't take it lightly, one should never take lightly what another person does to earn a living. But I think I've been lucky enough that I can earn my living in other ways, and I can take my training very seriously, but don't compete. Can I get your permission to avoid competing? I don't care, because I know well enough what sincere practice is and what it takes.

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Old 07-18-2007, 06:17 PM   #202
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Oh, about my sentence saying "no, you don't understand, that's it", it was following the previous question "so you are lying, is that it?"
what he wasn't understanding is that I don't think it is important whether you are a teenager or you started Aikido two weeks ago

"I am nobody! who are you?"

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Old 07-18-2007, 08:20 PM   #203
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What preconceptions are relevant in this context and who do they belong to?
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Old 07-18-2007, 10:32 PM   #204
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this thread is in trouble.

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Old 07-19-2007, 06:15 AM   #205
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tiago,

you lost repeatedly
so you walked away.
your frustration evident
you chose to hide in your dogi
now I understand

if you don't, too bad
you just don't get it

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Old 07-19-2007, 09:25 AM   #206
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Re: Meaning of Competitive?

Quote:
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this thread is in trouble.

In gassho,
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Yup. Cheap splatter flick.

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Old 07-19-2007, 10:05 AM   #207
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Keith,

it seems you've been reading a different thread, did you really think you can go bullying people around? are you seven?

hey Chuck, give us some smilies, your boy is trying to be funny!

"you lost repeatedly"
I hadn't seen something like this since primary school. Unfortunately I cannot say I'm surprised. You are showing that you are quite a competitor indeed.

As I said, if it works for you great, stay in kindergarden, toying around with your sport and your competitive mind.

"But the spirit of competition and power that presides over them is not good, it reflects a distorted vision of life. The root of the martial arts is not there." ...as we can see...
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Old 07-19-2007, 12:06 PM   #208
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I'm sorry
I didn't know you were bullied as a child
to bring up such psychological torment must have been difficult
don't be scared,
you still just don't understand

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Old 07-19-2007, 12:19 PM   #209
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Sorry, have never met, spoken with, or corresponded with the man. He definitely ain't "my boy"...


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Old 07-19-2007, 12:20 PM   #210
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Can we please move away from personal attacks and disrespectful language here, folks? Thank you.

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Old 07-19-2007, 12:50 PM   #211
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Good to know, Chuck
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