Changes between Version 4 and Version 5 of MartialArtsPhilosophy

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    2929== Don't Mistake the Fighter for the Art and Vice Versa == 
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     31My wild-ass estimate of a fighter's ability is that most of the time, about 70% is the fighter and 30% is the technique.  Technique is a tool, but the person wields that tool.  A fighter with the right attitude and spirit can succeed with inferior technique since physical confrontation, in the end, very often comes down to emotional and mental fortitude. 
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     33This becomes a problem when people use a specific fighter as validation or invalidation of an art.  So just because so-and-so is a bad ass and happens to train [your favorite martial art] doesn't mean it's definitively the best, and by the same token just because someone got his ass kicked and claims to be an expert with another martial doesn't mean it's definitely bad.  Probabilities are at play -- if a lot of fighters of a particular art seem to do well, then maybe there's fire where there's smoke.  If one art seems never to produce top notch fighters, then, again, maybe there's fire near that smoke. 
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    3235== ''Fuck'' Jeet Kune Do ==