WonderingFist
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WonderingFist

Disciple of Mind, Male, 24, from New South Wales, Australia

Contemplating the merits of unhinged violence.... Aug 22, 2012

WonderingFist was last seen:
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    1. WonderingFist
      WonderingFist
      Contemplating the merits of unhinged violence....
    2. WonderingFist
      WonderingFist
      Reading Musashi's Dokkodo.
    3. WonderingFist
      WonderingFist
      Scribbling up tiger techniques....
    4. Ben
      Ben
      Can I confess, since I've been reading your posts, I've always been a bit intimidated by you.
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      2. Ben
        Ben
        I'm glad. I'm always worried about offending people :P
        Jul 20, 2012
      3. WonderingFist
        WonderingFist
        Well, don't worry about it.
        Jul 20, 2012
      4. Ben
        Ben
        Once again...a difficult thing for me :P
        Jul 20, 2012
    5. WonderingFist
      WonderingFist
      Contemplating on what defines a master....
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      3. Ben
        Ben
        Lol. So there's games, training, cousins. Would you wanna go to the city? There's a but-load of awesome shops around there :P
        Jul 20, 2012
      4. WonderingFist
        WonderingFist
        You know, the more stuff you give me to do, the greater chance the girlfriend will come and that means less of a chance for me to arm your house :P hahaha

        Personally, I'm more than happy to just see the cousins for a couple of days and train for a little bit before heading back.
        It's not like I'd be able to stay down there very long with Uni starting soon.
        Jul 20, 2012
      5. Ben
        Ben
        I thought you meant you'd be bringing the lady if there wasn't anything to do :P *face palm* god-damn I'm an idiot :P
        Jul 20, 2012
    6. WonderingFist
      WonderingFist
      Reading the stories of the Zen Master and the Samurai....
    7. Battodoka07
      Battodoka07
      Def agree with most your points on the Myths thread. And just as tired of the McDojo's and the crap they sell to people.
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      3. WonderingFist
        WonderingFist
        I can admit that some students had a good will with the Martial Arts and practised...but that only ever yielded a solid foundation. Everything else was...so so..
        A couple of teachers had good intentions...but seldom do good intentions save you when you need to defend yourself.
        Jul 8, 2012
      4. Battodoka07
        Battodoka07
        It takes a certain degree of humility to look back and admit you were wrong in the past, and maturity to decide to learn and grow from it. I applaud you and wish you best in your future training.
        Jul 8, 2012
      5. WonderingFist
        WonderingFist
        Well I'm honoured you feel that way.
        Jul 9, 2012
    8. WonderingFist
      WonderingFist
      There's only so many ways a man can move, there's an infinite number of ways a man can perceive them though.
    9. Bat Shit Crazy
      Bat Shit Crazy
      Oh gawsh,where's my manners! "rei" means to bow.You see,I still have friends and some very close who still live there and made lives for themselves and I do my best to stay in touch w/ a quasia kinda english/Japanese kinda Teme' or bastard of both languages,LOL.They wish to practice english,me,my Japanese.....when I can.
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      2. WonderingFist
        WonderingFist
        That's awesome! Well, learn something new every day!
        Jun 26, 2012
    10. Bat Shit Crazy
      Bat Shit Crazy
      I know of not many men who are brave enough to addmitt what you have and what they've learned. And become all the wiser to come away with this jewel and it's invalueable to me Sir,TY.Many respects Sensei WonderingFist sama,rei....(in case ya didn't know "sama" is also a sign of respect)
      1. WonderingFist
        WonderingFist
        Well I'm flattered, but on this forum there are many others who are more knowledgeable than I. Blade Maker, Deborah, Kevin and SifuPhil, just to name a few.

        Also, what does the 'rei' mean? :P Forgive my ignorance.
        Jun 26, 2012
    11. Bat Shit Crazy
      Bat Shit Crazy
      Sensei WonderingFist,rei.The more I read ur philosiphy the more trueth I see in this statement:"You have no master,shinfiku,sensei or guru....You have only yourself and the other warriors standing".........I read volumes into this!
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      3. WonderingFist
        WonderingFist
        There is only so much that you can learn physically from teachers and masters that you can't learn on your own from hard work and extreme self-critique. Mentally though, spiritually though, we grow the way understand others and their movements.
        Jun 26, 2012
      4. WonderingFist
        WonderingFist
        If you interpret your teacher to be cocky in his style, you'll react in your own training to either assimilate or oppose his ideas. (I'm just throwing out hypotheticals to get my point across)
        Jun 26, 2012
      5. WonderingFist
        WonderingFist
        That and physically, I've been beaten down by people with no training whatsoever. They've just fought other fighters so frequently that they can read bodily motion superfluously.
        This proves it's not technique, it's the man, and this man humbled me so.
        Jun 26, 2012
    12. WonderingFist
      WonderingFist
      Make it your own, forge your instincts.
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Sep 10, 1993 (Age: 24)
    Location:
    New South Wales, Australia
    Occupation:
    Student at ND Uni, MA Instructor at home
    I'm 18. I've been bullied for as long as I can physically remember, and the bullying was ALWAYS physical.

    Daddio learned in one of the first kung fu schools established in Australia, and then he was sent to China to train with the Shaolin Monks for a while (he's got a certificate and all, so it's always good to wave it in the faces of people who watch too many kung fu flix!)

    He started teaching me when I was 10 and since I lacked friends and money, I got to train.

    After some serious personal events, I started training daily. That was when I was 12. From that point I started street fighting as well, it began once in a blue moon, one of my bullies would attack me out of school, till people tried mugging me or I would walk into bleedingly obvious confrontations. I had friends who were gang members and I was forever testing myself with friends and acquaintances of other systems, such as boxing, kick boxing, mma and different forms of kung fu.

    By the end of it I was fighting in an underground pit and it's not as glorious as the movies made it out to be...Soon after though I got a girlfriend, and people at the local hobby stores heard of my exploits from one person or another and demanded I teach them.

    The teaching and seeing a psych though is all quite recent though, last 6-7 months. I've learned so much in this time...I started painting miniatures and meditating a lot more, and so long as I stay calm, I have no nightmares, no flashbacks, and my martial skill actually improves. So I paint, and train, and the cycle continues until I get into Uni (WHICH IS HOPEFULLY SOON!)

    ...and that's about me.

    UPDATE! I got into my Uni course! Wooo Philosophy!

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    You have no master; you have no shifu, sensei or guru.
    You have yourself, and every other warrior standing.