Originally Posted by Suhayl
agreeing with me within ten posts, you will go far
(full of shit :P)
Honestly I don't understand the seeming hard-on that so many seem to have for eastern culture, to the point that they are completely ignorant of the traditions and cultures that exist all around them.
Also saw it a lot with martial arts. I have been rapier fighting since I was 14, and learned a few other forms as well, but every time I hear "the Japanese created much beter stuff, that's not even an art, its just knocking people around" like we werent killing each other with just as much ferocity in the west for 2 thousand years.
There are valuable manuals on technique for unarmed and armed combat of all sorts, dating back to the first crusade, that still exist.