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    Koten is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    Quote Originally Posted by shautieh
    Quote Originally Posted by Koten
    I'm a martial arts myself, (A black belt for tae known do for reference) I personally think that Luffy can't be called a martial artist. He's more like someone who watches too much tv and tries it himself.
    i personnaly think you are no more than a monkey that imitates the moves your masters teach you.... and i don't say that against you, it's a general thought for all people who just ape ancient martial arts invented by martial artists...

    if you want to become a martial ARTIST, then invent a new fighting style and stop aping ^^"

    and luffy is a martial artist BECAUSE he isn't like that ... he invents new techniques instead of just follow a tradition...
    not a great one as a miyamoto musashi, but still a martial artist.
    A Fightning style and martial arts are two different things. A street fighter who uses weapons is a fighting style. A Martial artist is someone who learn both technique and the mentally to go with those technique.
    I like Luffy but in terms of martial artist, he isn't. He's more like a brawler who uses simple punches and kicks with a lot of power.

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    MonkeyDLuffysj is offline Banned Long Time Member
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    Hmmmmm............. I personally think that Sanji would be the best martial artist ever if he got a kick ass devil fruit. He probably wont, tho' cause he is the only person who could dive underwater if Luffy fell in (And still put up a good fight).

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    zoroo could dive in after luffy, and ussop and nami and franky (if his metal ass doesn't sink)


    Mysterious, no?

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    MonkeyDLuffysj is offline Banned Long Time Member
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    Zorro' swords would rust (Lame excuse), Nami would get shocked if she used her staff thing, and Ussopp is just not a good fighter. Franky is partly made of metal, so he might be to dense to swim. That leaves Sanji.

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    why would Nami use her staff if she's jumping into the ocean to save the captain?


    Mysterious, no?

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    lol, An yea i am sorry about lucffy base on luck. Wat i mean is that he doesn't always win with skill. Some time he wins by luck.
    Any way, no one will eat a devil fruit unless there is a new member in STH. this is because there are 7 ppl and 3 that has devil fruit. If they all of them fall into the water one can save each other.

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    MonkeyDLuffysj is offline Banned Long Time Member
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    yeah, and I see what you mean about luck. Like when he shot the water into the air during the fight with crocodile, and it *JUST HAPPENED* to come down right where he passed out and hydrate him. I thought that whole "Crocodile's sand can suck hydration" thing was kinda dumb, cause sand doesn't suck hydration, it basically falls through the sand's loose structure (Obviously). Anyways, I get your point, and sorry if I came off as an asshole.

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    i thought martial artists could use weapons,
    because if that was true, zoro would be the martial artist of the crew,
    i mean, he did train in a dojo and stuff...

    but im probably confused with something else

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    MonkeyDLuffysj is offline Banned Long Time Member
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    I dunno.... it's not like there's a strict rule as to whether or not weapons can be used in martial arts. I think its more of a situation where martial artists happen to be USING weapons..... maybe I'm wrong.....

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    I think I have to disagree with most comments here. A martial artist is somebody who studies fighting (weapons or no weapons) and anyone who does some sort of martial art should know that sparring is an important part of training (learning to apply techniques).

    So... I think Luffy IS a martial artist since his 'experience' is kind of like sparring, telling what moves work for him and what doesn't. He may fight like a brawler, but brawling in itself can get quite technical (some of the greatest boxers were brawlers by style). His personal style is like a brawl but it isn't mindless (as he has shown sometimes) and he does apply his 'techniques'.

    Wrapping it up, a martial artist learns how to fight (however he decides to do it) and Luffy has done just that (in his own way), so in that sense, he is a martial artist.

    Just my opinion though, as someone who studies MA.

 

 
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