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You do not talk about fight club.
« on: September 08, 2008, 12:37:09 AM »
Rule #1:  You do not talk about Fight Club.

What does that mean to you?
"We do not condone the use of a toilet seat as a deadly weapon"
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Re: You do not talk about fight club.
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2008, 01:04:10 AM »
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do

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Re: You do not talk about fight club.
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2008, 09:13:29 AM »
Rule #1:  You do not talk about Fight Club.

What does that mean to you?

I would comment, but I won't talk about Fight Club.
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Re: You do not talk about fight club.
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2008, 12:04:31 PM »
The Fighting is for yourself to grow and learn about yourself, not to brag and tell people about.....
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Re: You do not talk about fight club.
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2008, 12:51:29 PM »
The Fighting is for yourself to grow and learn about yourself, not to brag and tell people about.....
First good answer.   Without actually having access to the author of the book "Fight Club", I can only guess that his intentions were secretive so that the group would grow in membership before it was detected.  The ultimate goal of the group was revolution, as demonstrated by random acts of violence on corporate entities culminating in erasure of the electronic debt record with the explosition of several financial buildings. 

However, I think the secrecy of "Do not talk about fight club" can be extended to fight training, as Prof. Bono suggested.  And I see this lumped into a group of men's issues.  Why are women encouraged to develop an expanded psychological and physical expression, including fight training, while the social reengineering of the last forty years has resulted in the restriction of male behavior?  We are seeing more and more professional fighting (UFC, WEC, etc.) while our environment as a whole is becoming more and more restrictive.   Yoga is the new exercise for men.  Also, I think there is a misperception that fight training or even wrestling produces violent criminals.  So, personally, I see it as my duty as a "non-felon" to talk about it.

Would anyone be able to suggest a term that is shorter than law-abiding citizen?

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Re: You do not talk about fight club.
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2008, 12:53:53 PM »

Would anyone be able to suggest a term that is shorter than law-abiding citizen?



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Re: You do not talk about fight club.
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2008, 01:06:06 PM »
What do you think about "Righteous Dude"?   Or NHB.....not No Holds Barred, but Normal Human Being
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Re: You do not talk about fight club.
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2008, 05:32:22 PM »
Rule #1:  You do not talk about Fight Club.

What does that mean to you?

To me it falls in line with, "What happens in Iraq stays in Iraq". 

My students spar once a week. Although sparring is open to all that want to "fight", it's not mandatory to spar if you train under me. 

My rule is that if you stay for the sparring that you must spar/fight at least 1 fight.  Everyone of the students that stays, must spar/fight.  No one is allowed to just stay and watch. 

The students are told that what happens during this time stays there.  they are not to talk about who hit who or any other details of this part of the training. 

It's a matter of honor and respect for those willing to test their skills under pressure.  There are no winners or losers.  No telling so & so that he split Joe's lip or gave so & so a black eye, etc.  I have no room for egos or braggarts in my class.

Thats why we dont talk about Fight Club or whateva you wanna call it.

If you fight, you will get beaten from time to time, but a true warrior will never be defeated.

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It helps to have a teacher that can suture too...   ;)  (He slipped and fell) Yep, that was it.



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Re: You do not talk about fight club.
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2008, 06:47:19 PM »
I think a good idea would be to just not call anything Fight Club....just on pure principle, it's like not using any songs used in the soundtrack from the Big Chill at a funeral...........
............if you get my drift
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Re: You do not talk about fight club.
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2008, 12:08:54 AM »
One of my favorite teachers used to have some class "schwag" with something like San Jose Fight Club. 
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Re: You do not talk about fight club.
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2008, 12:23:55 AM »
Cool name at one point but it needs a few years to chill....especially if is going to be talked about....but of course it wouldn't be......as long as the fighting is honest.......and if you throw one you Better fight in it.....

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