If you are training for self defense and you spend more time practicing forms than sparring… you are not training for self defense.
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If so, where did you train?
-Misfit Martial Arts, Winchester Virginia (Jiu Jitsu)
If you train in jiu jitsu, chances are you have had a conversation go a little like this:
Individual: How is your karate or kung fu thing going?
You: It’s going fine, and it’s called jiu jitsu.
Individual: Yeah, whatever.
I want to explain why this is disrespectful to the practitioner. It isn’t so much that the person inquiring doesn’t preemptively know the difference. I mean, how could they? If they have never had a reason to know, they won’t. That isn’t the trouble here, the trouble here is that the person asking usually doesn’t want to take the time to know.
To most people who practice martial arts, they usually hold their art in a high place in their minds and hearts. When someone takes that thing they value and demean it to something that is very common and meaningless, it comes across in a negative way. Short of it is, if you want to ask with genuine intention, ask. Most, if not all, practitioners would LOVE to explain the difference. If you are asking just to take a jab at martial arts just because you have watched one too many Jackie Chan movies, be warned, you are coming across as a jackass.
That is all.