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PostSubject: the drive to stand back up   Sun Aug 02, 2009 2:13 pm

hi all

what is the drive that you have when you wont stop, were if you get knocked down you get back up and carry on. is it a pride thing or a deeper then that? is it pure testing yourself and your limits or is it more, "im not giving them the satisfaction of beating me!".

have you ever found yourself in a comp on the street and have a "carrying-on" moment. even though you may be getting beat on you carry on? i know there will be instances were if you felt your life or safety was/is in danger and you'd carry on to live. but the drive to carry on i think is pure psychological.

i think this clip shows a good equally matched fight were neither guy will give in.
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PostSubject: Re: the drive to stand back up   Mon Aug 03, 2009 1:05 am

1.good match. money's on 'agro and ego' as motivation--just plain being incensed with the
feeling larger than 'who-wins'. more like a flirtation with intent to cause pain and
injury rather than caring about lessor things.

3.i've had mild injury be my impetus--and i used to be [when younger] of a mind
not to expect to win but rather to simply be so angry that it paled in comparison
to what i valued. i just wanted to really nail a person and wasn't thinking of metals
and applaus. at that point i really couldn't give a toss.

i think the reason i was so hit or miss with 'sports fighting' is because my focus
changed to trophies. i ended up with over a dozen, but it paled to the numbers my
competitive mates were getting. it was an 'all sport' club that announced who won
that week--with mandatory showings, etc... so as a consequence i was never really
thinking of it as a fight. i grew quite annoyed with it in the end.

nice question scratch

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PostSubject: Re: the drive to stand back up   Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:40 pm

Good question indeed.

I'd have to go in the same vein as Russ on this one.

When I've been knocked down whether it was a sport (like hockey) or in a fight, it pisses me off to no end. I don't know whether this'd be classified as ego or pride etc, but I get extremely angry and well... I'd run through a wall to get to who the culprit.

When i was playing hockey in my teens, I was once speared really hard in the stomach by an opposing player. The wind was knocked out of me and I was down. As soon as I could get a breath back in me i jumped up and skated as fast as i could to the other teams bench to find the guy that did it, he'd just skated off the ice. I jumped over the bench, clearing it, and landed on him. He kind of turtled and before I knew it a bench clearing brawl had ensued. LOL

That's one side of me though, and i think as people we have many sides. I feel kinda bad admitting that stuff and feel like a rage-aholic when I do. On the flip side 90% of the time I'm an easy going guy who laughs as loud as anyone and loves life. flower
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PostSubject: Re: the drive to stand back up   Mon Aug 03, 2009 5:01 pm

That fight reminded me a bit of the fraser -ali fights.Lots of heart and genuine personality there.Lots of pride, great to see that again.
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PostSubject: Re: the drive to stand back up   Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:28 am

i trained a few times with melvin, hes a strong strong guy
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