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    Default Martial Art Myths

    I dont know where ths thread should be placed;

    What, to your knowledge, are common martial arts myths?

    Let's start a list and/or discussion

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    How about "black belts need to register their hands as deadly weapons" and "you don't wash your belt"?

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    By the way, for a discussion of the role of folklore in the martial arts, here are a couple of references.

    Green, Thomas A. 1997. "Historical narrative in the martial arts: A case study," in Tad Tujela (ed.) Usable Pasts: Traditions and Group Expressions in North America, pp. 156-174.

    Green, Thomas A. 2003. "Sense in nonsense: The role of folk history in the martial arts," in Martial Arts in the Modern World (Westport, CT: Praeger), pp. 1-11.

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    "Karate" guys always take their shoes off before fighting

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    If a Japanese sword is drawn, it can't be put back in the scabbard until it has shed blood.

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    Default Bruce Lee

    Bruce Lee was poisoned to death by (insert nefarious evildoers' names here).



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    Japanese swords are indestructible and can cut through anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prospero View Post
    If a Japanese sword is drawn, it can't be put back in the scabbard until it has shed blood.
    That's a myth??? Why didn't anyone tell me?
    David Sims

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    Karate was created by peasants of Okinawa !
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    Default I got another one...

    Nitobe's Bushido or the Hagakure was THE Way of the Samoorai.

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    Default just training

    All the karate-ka....training, training, training, all the time and is prohibited fighting in the street....so if you need defend your self...can't use it?????
    "No existe obstáculo invencible, solamente existen hombres incapaces"

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    That martial artists even know how to fight....

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    "Using this martial art, you'll be able to defeat someone larger and stronger with a minimum of effort."

    Others:
    Hwarang-do.

    The ancient origins of taekwondo

    Okinawan peasants defeating armored samurai by punching through the armor.

    Jumping kicks designed to knock mounted samurai from horseback.

    I love those.
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    That anyone on a martial arts internet forum actually knows anything

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    "A Martial Art Master can rip out a opponent's spine"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Scardina View Post
    "A Martial Art Master can rip out a opponent's spine"
    What!!!??!! You mean I've been practicing the ancient spine ripping kata for nothing????? Don't tell me that the "Punch through the chest and rip out the heart, and show it to him before he dies" Kata is a myth too!
    Edward Koschmider

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