gzregorz wrote:I've seen you on this board and the different incarnations of it for well over 10 years now and I've always respected your opinion. my screen name has changed but thats neither here nor there, but to try to insult people and call them spoonfed for seeking out quality instruction in the art of their choice just wrong. using your logic we should all go on the garage and create our own systems.
btw, i don't think anyone has suggested that you should believe the hype. I certainly don't.
Please understand that I am not against any one seeking out quality instruction. Not in the least. What I am against is the lack of insight and imagination some people have shown - for years - whenever the topic of creating and discovering good martial art on one's own comes up. They demonstrate their ignorance of the process over and over again and it's pretty clear that they can't appreciate or even recognize the methodologies that both cultivate and facilitate that process. The fact that those people may or may not be getting 'quality instruction' has nothing to do with them being spoonfed.
Spoonfed is a state of mind that I already described in my last post - the state of mind of someone that believes the hype. Again, it has nothing to do with whether or not they're getting quality instruction. It's their inability/unwillingness to accept that it can be done any other way but through 'quality instruction'. Their inability to understand that good martial art is nothing new under the sun, and that it's there for the discovery if proper training methods and practices are followed. Spoonfed don't even know what those methods are and can't appreciate them because they've never allowed themselves to experience the methods and practices in the context of martial art.
Spoonfed are those who read through a drill posted here and then ask questions about why this or that is done, instead of just doing the drill, whereupon, those questions are moot. Lots of other examples and reasons for the judicious use of the term.