Time once again for us martial arts bloggers to learn:
1) How NOT to make a case for or against someone or something
2) Why certain comments set our teeth on edge
3) How to stay focused when discussing our arts
White Belt Wally: Another one of those weirdos from Master Trikki-Woo’s Kung Fu Kollege showed up on my doorstep yesterday, trying to scare me into joining so that I could be ready for the upcoming alien zombie invasion. Every single one of Master Trikki-Woo’s students must be exceptionally stupid!
Sempai Susan: Not all of them are space brains. There’s a guy who just transferred to my high school who’s been training with that cult for the last year or so. I sat with him at lunch today and he was telling me the only reason he goes is because his Dad makes his whole family go. He loves the martial arts part but hates all the junk that goes with studying under Master Trik-ki Woo – especially washing the Master’s nasty feet. I told him he should see the high school counselor about that. He seems like a smart guy, and I think with some help he’ll be able to take charge of his life.
The world is full of surprises, isn’t it? Not everyone in Master Trik-ki Woo’s Kung Fu College is a tinfoil-hat-wearing lunatic. Of course once Sempai Susan’s new friend leaves the cult, perhaps White Belt Wally will be correct in his assessment!
If you’d like to learn more, you can follow along in the book The Fallacy Detective by Nathaniel Bluedorn and Hans Bluedorn