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Alan Armstrong
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:05 am    Post subject: Gamesmanship Reply with quote

Games and gamesmanship help to improve many aspects of strategies and tactics for being a martial artist.

Are you putting games to good use in improving yourself strategically?

Which games have improved you in becoming a better martial artist and how so?
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sensei8
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gamesmanship...can be thought of as cheating!! I'm OK with that!! After all, everything's fair in love and war, and the MA is a form of war, to me because my survival depends on my dubiousness to be far better than my opponent.

What about my living with myself should I choose to cheat?? I must be proactive to ensure my survival, thereby, I'm OK with that:; I'll not lose any sleep over it.

No matter the game, I want to win!! If the MA is a game of surviving, than whatever gamesmanship I choose, is acceptable to me, and I don't care what might be said about me because I must, and will, survive!!

What games tune up my gamesmanship?? That's easy!! CHESS!! Chess pits two warriors across from each other with one thing in mind...WINNING!! Chess has more twists and turns in one game that one can ever imagine. But with Chess, well, with the purity of that game, I don't cheat.

With Chess, my gamesmanship is simple and direct...I get down to it, I get on with it, each movement of each chess piece is provided according to its pure merits, with my own abilities, without showing off.

It is said that Golf is a gentleman's game, fine, OK, but Chess is a pure gentleman's game. After the dust settles, and Checkmate has been established, and the proclaimed victor and loser have been with cause, the three stages of the game of Chess provide a dynamic strategy that hasn't many equals in comparisons.

If it's the MA or a game of Chess, I believe these worlds collide in life's most dubious methodology and ideology of them all...The Game of one-upmanship!!

May the best one win!!



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MatsuShinshii
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think of my art as a game and as such I don't play games when teaching it.

As far as gamesmanship in the arts goes, this is another way of saying lets play fair, where as I see no reason to play fair when it comes to combat.
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Alan Armstrong
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MatsuShinshii wrote:
I don't think of my art as a game and as such I don't play games when teaching it.

As far as gamesmanship in the arts goes, this is another way of saying lets play fair, where as I see no reason to play fair when it comes to combat.
Having no game or gamesmanship is your game, there is no escape, with reasonable explanations, as they will never be sufficient enough to get out of its gravitational pull.
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