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Meditations on Violence - book

Postby Dvivid » Mon Nov 10, 2008 1:06 pm

"Avoid Prejudice, Be Objective in Your Judgement, Be Scientific, Be Logical and Make Sense, Do Not Ignore Prior Experience." - Dr. Yang

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Re: Meditations on Violence - book

Postby sysop » Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:34 am



It's now up to 46! 44 are 5 star ratings and nothing below a 4 star.

I can't say enough good about this book myself. I can say my entire outlook on violence, martial arts, and especially what I thought was the truth about myself has been changed from reading this book. I only hope more people read it.
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Postby sysop » Mon Jun 15, 2009 10:15 am

We pretty it up and get into some deep denial, but martial arts is about hurting people. Breaking them. We can tack on a philosophy or pretend that we are kicking people in the head to access some inner peaceful monk, but that's a shitload of rationalization and mental gymnastics.

Then for safety reasons and social reasons and most insidious of all to protect the illusions of rank and mastery and proficiency, everyone practices NOT hurting each other. Some practice so well that after years of training in a martial art, they are better at not hurting people than they are hurting them. - http://chirontraining.blogspot.com/2009/06/hurt-me.html


Man, I really like Rory's "tell it like it is" attitude!! :wink: And he has a blog too:

http://chirontraining.blogspot.com
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