Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Enough of the crap

Hello everyone, I know it has been awhile but things have been really busy in mostly a good way.
One thing that I noticed that has been bothering me prompted me to post here before I had other
things written like I planned.
There has been alot of rancor and bullshit floating around the martial world of late, and it seems
to really have been excessive in the southeast asian arts arena. Quite frankly it is stupid and childish.
No one worth having as a student is going to believe you are the deadliest mofo on the planet, and it is
not the way to prove it by talking shit about other instructors. Really, grow up, that is elementary school
behavior, and should be below an adult, much less someone claiming to be a warrior.
If you were in an organization with someone but now are not, you really make me question you and your
judgement and skills if you say your former associate has no skill. Really? Then why were you together for
years and vouch for him. What changed, other than you are acting like an immature ass.
If I am your friend and I am also friends with someone you don't care for, deal with it on your own.
People are more important to me than clubs or ego games, so I take relationships pretty seriously.
Get used to it,as that is also how serious I will treat our relationship.
In closing, save your breath, quit throwing what amounts to spoiled tantrums and train. Isn't that
what brought us to the arts anyhow? So someone does a different silat than you, that speaks to him, as yours
speaks to you. Let it go, we all have enough work to do on ourselves.


Blogger Bobbe Edmonds said...

Speak the words, brother Trahan!

...Although, sadly - I fear they will fall on deaf ears.

6:17 PM  
Blogger Don R. said...

People that play those kinds of games are not easily swayed out of their shitty behavior patterns.

A few years ago I thought I would shift gears and write about survival stuff because that's all martial arts ever were to me, anyway. I figured people wouldn't argue about what firestarter was best out in the woods. The short of it is - people will argue about anything. So, I gave up on writing anything about self-defense unless it is to defend yourself against hypothermia and I think I am going to write about heavy metal and things like that. I have had my fill of all of the flakes and ego-freaks when it comes to self-defense, etc.

I told you years ago, the good stuff should probably just go underground again, anyway. Let it all become basement and garage kept treasures instead of fodder for the shit-disturbing dick-necks of the world. 8-)

9:40 PM  
Blogger Bobbe Edmonds said...

I am SOOO with Don on this one.

1:27 PM  
Blogger Blackthorn D. Stick said...

"We should have stayed in the basement"

Carl Cestari circa 2005/2006

3:30 PM  
Blogger Don said...

I was honored to speak with Carl on the phone three or four times and it was a recurring theme.

Backyards, basements, garages, being your own bodyguard - all recurring themes over the years with Keating as well.

5:09 PM  
Blogger Dan Gambiera said...

For almost twenty years Tiel and I have been saying "Indonesian Brain Rot strikes four out of five. Please give generously." It's twue! It's twue!

One of the nicest things Guru Plinck ever did was say to the class "Stay out of the Silat Wars. No matter what people say just shut up. Don't get involved." It isn't an instruction I've always been able to follow, but it makes life so much easier.

On the good side, every time someone raps shit he doesn't say anything. But the quality of our training goes up a notch. If we could only find a few more teachers to cast him into Outer Darkness he'd probably teach us the Famous Lost Book of Shaolin from all those bad Kung Fu Theater movies :)

1:03 AM  

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