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6/26/10 8:15 P

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Exactly my point and thank you.

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6/15/10 9:52 P

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Without tradition and traditional values in the dojo we'd just be creating street fighters, especially true for children and teens.

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6/13/10 11:54 P

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Sorry I couldn't find the exact article but if I do find out which issue it was in then I'll post it. Just read another reader's comment from UFC magazine.

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6/10/10 10:08 P

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Not sure what the comments were seeing I did not see the article but isn't Martial Arts all about tradition when it comes right down to it? Absolutely everything done in the dojo from bowing in to forms to sparring all is deeply tied to tradition, without it there would be chaos. I would really like to read the article...

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5/30/10 11:59 P

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Thanks for responding. While I enjoy the MMA I just don't understand how anyone with any type of martial arts training can forget about the other aspects. The background of many UFC fighters show the benefits that they received from traditional martial arts.

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5/28/10 1:41 A

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I would have to agree with you. That tradition is what brings a lot of people to the martial arts. In teaching the tradition you also give the sense of honor, respect, control, loyalty and integrity that most parents want their children to learn. Without these things we all may as well climb in a cage and beat the pulp out of each other.

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5/27/10 5:50 P

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Recently Strikeforce fighter Dan Henderson and executive editor Robert Young made some disparaging comments about tradition in the martial arts (April 2010). Tradition to me brought character, honor, integrity as well as the physical aspects.

Is it me or does it seem like if tradition is removed from the martial arts then it becomes nothing else but streetfighting?

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