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MuayTB1
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2001 6:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea, that is true.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2001 6:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well just to make a stand here.....
..i'm a traditionalist and feel it is important to pass on the history and terminology of your art/style/tradition, because to have a future we must of had a past.
another point is ..i have been to many countries and i find american's selfcentered and egotistical by the way they feel about other countries should know english(or should i say american) to communicate with just us. even though we are in there country.

just rushman's humble opinion.

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KickChick
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2001 6:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

...maybe going off on a tangent here but,

don't you think if you're going to be a citizen in America that you should at least speak English? (the most difficult language to learn)


...maybe Ken feels differently on this too (see other tec.posts)

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thaiboxerken
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2001 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I feel that if a person chooses to live in a country, that person should make an effort to learn the predominate language of that country. It just makes sense to me.

Yes, I know the Wai Kru and Ram Muay of my instructor. The Wai Kru and Ram Mauy vary from camp to camp. I do not think it is required to learn Muay Thai, however. The fighters here don't wear a Monkon or Praciat, my current gym right now doesn't even own a Monkon. I have a set myself, but since I do not own a gym, a person will not see it being worn until I do own my own gym. These traditions are based upon Buddhist beliefs and philosophy, so I won't expect my students to participate in learning them. Call me crazy, but I will not tell a person to do a ritual which might offend their own religious views.



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Iron Arahat
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2001 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's good to see that you do promote tradition Ken, and teach the Wai Kruu to respect your instructors.

I agree with you on the Mongkon, and Praciat...that is an individual choice. Much like when I teach Shaolin, I don't ask anyone to practice the buddhist ways, unless the choose.
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