Jungle Fever

Discussion in 'General Martial Arts Discussion' started by Matsufubu, Aug 29, 2006.

  1. Matsufubu

    Matsufubu Valued Member

    Ceau guys,

    New poster but long-time lurker, found MAP through Bullshido (oh noes!), but I now belong to both, as I think MAP has some good discussion to offer (and some dumb ninjas too, but hey).

    My background is that of a childhood judoka who lost interest as a teenager. After uni started looking for MA again.

    Joined the Bujinkan but there was too much rubbish taught and I didn't like some of the things the instructor was doing. I took up judo as well to supplement my taijutsu, and this quickly made me realise that what I was learning in the Bujinkan was almost entirely useless. Judo really drummed into me the importance of 'alive' training over 'deadly' techniques. So I'm afraid that I don't have a very high opinion of the Bujinkan, but as I said - it's down to the training methods. FYI I achieved 8th kyu but didn't get graded for a year due to the instructor teaching sanchin to kids forever and a day and neglecting students who'd already graded (e.g. ME!) Due to my experience in the Bujinkan and subsequent training in other MA's, I take a keen interest in Bujinkan discussions, especially claims to ninjahood and 'too deadly to spar' posters.

    Moved away after a few months so I didn't get to grade in judo (I was junior black as child but it had been over a decade since I'd trained so I decided to be realistic and went in as a total n00b), and spent AGES trying to find another judo dojo in the area. No such luck - only TKD and shotokan karate in the area, so I just looked further afield.

    Found a great gym that trains MMA and Muay Thai pro-fighters, so I joined it. I got armbarred very hard a couple of months ago, and that did a lot of damage that I'm trying to repair slowly, so my current style is "injured", really! Still, once I get some strength back in my arm and it stops hurting like hell when I extend it, I'll resume training.

    I have been posting on Bullshido for a couple of years and subscribe to many of the views there (aliveness matters, ninjers suck, etc), but don't worry - I'm not a troll. Just thought it was fair to introduce myself as a matter of courtesy and to avoid being accused of forum trolling if I should back up a post by one of the other Bullshidoka who post here. Due to my experience as a Bullshido poster I may say things that offend people (e.g. "You're a stupid kid who thinks he's a ninja - go train a real martial art"), but I will not be effing and blinding and I generally know what I'm talking about, because I have enough experience to know BS when I see it.

    FYI, I am 25.

  2. Anth

    Anth Daft. Supporter

    Welcome Matt :)

    Hope the injury fixes itself soon enough for you to get back into it :)
  3. Matsufubu

    Matsufubu Valued Member

    Phew! I thought you were going to ban me for my avatar!
  4. Anth

    Anth Daft. Supporter

    I dont have ban powers and dont take much notice of avatars ;)

    However, now that you've mentioned it...

  5. karate princess

    karate princess Savvy??

    Hi Matt, and welcome to MAP!
  6. KickChick

    KickChick Valued Member

    Welcome to MAP, Matt

    It's obvious your Chiroptera is pleased to meet me ;)

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