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  1. Subscriberhuckleberryhound
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    08 Sep '16 11:02
    Eating bitterness "Chi Ku" is a concept in Chinese martial arts where one accepts the pain and draining nature of constant training in order to reap the benefits later...taking your medicine, as it were,

    I recently have had to eat a different kind of bitterness, when a group of class mates gained the right to teach while i still have not been allowed this right. As i am part of public groups in social medias which include them, i am unable to vent there to my peers, i'm just going to post it here instead...get it out, then leave it.

    It stings when people who couldn't lace your boots get placed above you because you don't have the financial freedom to take the opportunities they were. I have a family, they do not. I have commitments that they don't have, so i can't travel to another place for an extended period of time to get my stripes as they have. It is not even shameless boasting for me to say i am better than them. They are actually in a lower group than me...it's a non ability based constraint that has seen them leap frog me in this particular area.

    I never thought it would bother me, but it does. I am obviously not a good person, but it is what it is. Any comments i have are just my bitterness coming to the fore, therefor it must be eaten...Still sucks though.

    Rant over, nothing to see here.

    Peace.
  2. Subscribersonhouse
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    08 Sep '16 11:29
    Originally posted by huckleberryhound
    Eating bitterness "Chi Ku" is a concept in Chinese martial arts where one accepts the pain and draining nature of constant training in order to reap the benefits later...taking your medicine, as it were,

    I recently have had to eat a different kind of bitterness, when a group of class mates gained the right to teach while i still have not been al ...[text shortened]... e, therefor it must be eaten...Still sucks though.

    Rant over, nothing to see here.

    Peace.
    Just curious, which discipline do you study? Do you have to have lowest level black belt or so to be able to teach? Are you black belt in your discipline?
  3. Subscriberhuckleberryhound
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    08 Sep '16 11:55
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Just curious, which discipline do you study? Do you have to have lowest level black belt or so to be able to teach? Are you black belt in your discipline?
    No belts.
  4. SubscriberFMF
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    08 Sep '16 13:02
    Originally posted by huckleberryhound
    No belts.
    Suspenders then?
  5. Subscriberhuckleberryhound
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    08 Sep '16 13:48
    Originally posted by FMF
    Suspenders then?
    Braces
  6. Subscriberdivegeester
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    08 Sep '16 13:55
    Originally posted by huckleberryhound
    Eating bitterness "Chi Ku" is a concept in Chinese martial arts where one accepts the pain and draining nature of constant training in order to reap the benefits later...taking your medicine, as it were,

    I recently have had to eat a different kind of bitterness, when a group of class mates gained the right to teach while i still have not been al ...[text shortened]... e, therefor it must be eaten...Still sucks though.

    Rant over, nothing to see here.

    Peace.
    Could it be that you are not as good as they are?
  7. Subscriberhuckleberryhound
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    08 Sep '16 14:39
    Originally posted by divegeester
    Could it be that you are not as good as they are?
    Truely, honestly...no. I train with the instructors, i've been to Germany training with international instructors. I've accepted a challenge to attend an event with the Irish Sanda team in the past, and gained the respect of the person who offered the challenge (a European Sanda champion). You obviously don't need to believe me, but this is true.

    It is what it is. I know i shouldn't be bitter, but it's hard not to be when you do something every day as i do for many years. It will pass, but i had to vent.
  8. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    08 Sep '16 15:47
    Originally posted by huckleberryhound
    Eating bitterness "Chi Ku" is a concept in Chinese martial arts where one accepts the pain and draining nature of constant training in order to reap the benefits later...taking your medicine, as it were,

    I recently have had to eat a different kind of bitterness, when a group of class mates gained the right to teach while i still have not been al ...[text shortened]... e, therefor it must be eaten...Still sucks though.

    Rant over, nothing to see here.

    Peace.
    Your inability to travel for extended periods is a handicap. But you have something the others haven't.. a beautiful family.
  9. Subscriberrookie54
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    08 Sep '16 20:14
    Originally posted by huckleberryhound
    Eating bitterness "Chi Ku" is a concept in Chinese martial arts where one accepts the pain and draining nature of constant training in order to reap the benefits later.
    have you placed this before yer murshid???
  10. Subscriberhuckleberryhound
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    08 Sep '16 20:46
    Originally posted by rookie54
    have you placed this before yer murshid???
    They're doing what now?
  11. Standard memberSeitse
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    08 Sep '16 20:58
    So, is that what they teach at the sweatshop where iPhones are assembled?
  12. Subscriberdivegeester
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    08 Sep '16 22:50
    Originally posted by huckleberryhound
    Truely, honestly...no. I train with the instructors, i've been to Germany training with international instructors. I've accepted a challenge to attend an event with the Irish Sanda team in the past, and gained the respect of the person who offered the challenge (a European Sanda champion). You obviously don't need to believe me, but this is true.
    ...[text shortened]... t to be when you do something every day as i do for many years. It will pass, but i had to vent.
    If being able to travel for extended periods is a requirement for the job, and you are not able to fulfill that requirement, I struggle to see what your beef is.
  13. Subscriberhuckleberryhound
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    09 Sep '16 08:18
    Originally posted by divegeester
    If being able to travel for extended periods is a requirement for the job, and you are not able to fulfill that requirement, I struggle to see what your beef is.
    It isn't beef, it's venting. I needed an unattached place to post what was eating me, so i could leave it there and move on. I have a line i am walking between being annoyed, and being friends and being brothers/sisters with the people i train with. More information might help you understand, but wallowing in this can only sour the soup. I like soup.

    Your points have merit, like i said...vent and move on.
  14. Subscriberhuckleberryhound
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    09 Sep '16 22:15
    Went to the instructors class tonight and got it all out of my system.

    Thanks for not going too hard on me...peace.
  15. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    09 Sep '16 23:15
    Originally posted by huckleberryhound
    Went to the instructors class tonight and got it all out of my system.

    Thanks for not going too hard on me...peace.
    I'm ready, Huck.. anytime you want to go a few rounds.
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