How's the general skill levels like in your contry?

there is a book i have read, it is showing me the 'way'to be a true samurai, as it is, there are many tings that everyone should do but to a certain extent where it is acceptable and not over the top. It is just one passage that has told me a few things and amny can learn and see otehre place in this paragraph:

a begginer has only very limited knowledge and knows he is useless and h feels that he cannot proggress anymore,

the next stage is where he has limited knowledge but still feels like he has no skill BUT he can still see the ways of his errors and the infieriority of others around him

after that, the person has more knowledge of his skill and takes pride in compliments from those around him but he still sees errors in his ways.

in the highest level the man has the look of knowign nothing

these are the levels in general. but there is one that is more excellent than the others. this person is aware tof the endlessness of enetering deeply into a certain way and never thinks lof ever being finished. he truly knows of his own insuffiencies and never in his whole life that he has succeeded. he has no thoughts of pride but with sel-abasement knows the way to the end. it is said that master yagyu once remarked "i do not know hos to defeat others, but the way to defeat myself."

throughout your life advance daily, become more skillfull than yesterday, more skillful than today. this is never ending.

so after you read that, how do you now ask "what is your skill level like?"

my reply is "come and watch me"

note the way i have not revealed any of my ways of using Kazuya Mishima, although imay think i am good ,and i havent done any playing for awhile, i do not think of my self as being masterful of him.

do you think that becasue u may know all of thier attacks off by heart that you are now a master?, what about your tactics, do tehy always work in such a way that you cannot be hit, in my real life experiences it is better to keep attacking in large combos, althoguht the game itself may not be realistic you can still try many tactics that may work, if one doesnt work try a different one.

in my days of gaming i used to think that the perfect technique should always be combined witht eh perfect tactics and this being realised you should end up not taking a hit, but if bot contenders are of equal 'skill' level then it may be down to persaverance. Blocking and dodging can be a useful part to any match, it also opens up certain areas for weakspots and different attacks, for those characters with parrying these slow downthe opponent. also kicks and punches can aslo slow down an opponent even when they are blocked, ie Tsnami kick and rising sun to spinnig kicks, these give a certain speed change and it alows you to comence a more powerful move taking off more health.

psychological tactics are different and i am always aware of these affects they can be a great assset to your match, :D alll you need to do is ask and i will tell

This post was edited by Kazuya (2006-06-09 23:51, 14 years ago)