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Alan Armstrong
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:51 pm    Post subject: With or Without Ambition Reply with quote

Do martial artists need to be ambitious?

Is it possible to be a successful martial artist without being ambitious?

Founders of styles must be considered ambitious or perhaps not?

How would your martial art skills be without it?
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sensei8
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Without ambition, there's no reason to ever step on the floor, just as long as the ambition is knowledge and experience based; everything else, i.e., fame and/or money and/or rank and/or notoriety, destroys ones own MA journey...imho!!



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that depends on what you define as a martial art. Participating a couple times a week at a belt mill will grant you a black belt, and would only really require a bit of time and (probably a significant amount of) money. Does that make you a martial artist?
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Alan Armstrong
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't have any martial art ambitions, for fame, money, notoriety or rank; is that normal?

I do like learning and sharing but ambitions; cannot think of having any at this present time; is that weird?
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