EvilCouch wrote:Huge difference between knowing how to punch and kick focus mitts and bags and knowing how to fight someone.
Indeed, Arthur taught all his students how to destroy your opponent as quickly as possible, red and brown belts knew more about taking someone out than black belts that belonged to other local Dojo's.
I got my ass kicked before actually joining the Dojo, I was observing one night when a buddy invited me down. Arthur called me out to the middle of the floor and said, No one observes, everyone learns. He told me to attack him, I did, and before I knew what happened I was on my back checking out the lighting configuration on the ceiling while trying to get by breath back.
The only thing he said after that was, See you thursday!
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."