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My Love For Asian Culture/Stop Asian Hate

I just wanted to take this moment to express how much Asian culture has had an impact on me in my life. Starting with the fact that Asian culture was what got me into Martial arts (as well as movies in general) as a child. We call them Martial Arts films, but that genre of film is Asian Culture's domain. I grew up on Jackie Chan, Bruce Lee (one of the most influential people in my life), Jet Li, Chow Yun-Fat, Michelle Yeow (can't forget the women), Zhang Ziti, Chow Yun-fat, Shaw Brothers (especially 36 chambers of Shaolin), Tony Jaa. This also includes anime: Yu Yu Hakusho, Naruto, Ruroni Kenshin, Dragon Ball Z, Cowboy Bebop. I grew up on all of this as a child fascinated with everything about martial arts, everything about the asian culture.

And today in my 20s I have an even greater appreciation for Asian Culture. Still love those Martial arts films (still watching shaw brothers films I haven't seen), still watching anime (I also read manga avidly, especially Jujutsu Kaisen). But now my interest in Asian culture has expanded, I love Japanese Street fashion. I have some harajuku brands in my closet which is some of my signature style now. I also really love kimonos, I even love how they dressed in the older times. My future place is going have lots of Japanese aesthetic going on, I love their style of tables, their artwork. I remember when Linsanity was going on and Jeremy Lin was with the New York Knicks. I was so amazed with this guy, especially when he beat my Kobe (the other influential person in my life that was also influenced by Bruce Lee) led Lakers. But I was happy for this dude. I hated the way he was being treated in the media and among players. I loved his documentary which gave me more in depth understanding of his journey to the NBA and the that he's a believer in Christ like me. Truly inspired me in a dark time.

Anyway, everybody seems cool for the most part on here. I hope there is no Asian hate going on. Those dominants that over do it with the trash talk, please mind what you say. And if any of the Asian community needs to talk, I'm here and would love to learn more about Asian culture as well. I just named China and Japan mostly, but I'd love to know more about Korea, Thailand (obviously Muay thai is my favorite martial art), ect. I love all of Asian Culture. So please, no Asian hate. No hate at all, we have so much to learn from each other as human beings. And we have to fight at some point too, lol.

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Last edited on 4/06/2021 1:51 PM by TakeThePunchesAI
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Comments (10)

gymrat (25) 3 days ago

Nice read. I'll go one step further though - whether you appreciate Asian culture or not, understanding breeds tolerance, and ignorance is a dark spiral. So let's all become more tolerant in general, and maybe even expose ourselves to new ideas.

You clearly walked WAY down that road long ago :-)

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TakeThePunchesAI (1) 3 days ago

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Thanks man. And I appreciate your thoughts.

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Ironbull (101) 3 days ago

Why would anyone hate Asia?

It must be close to half the human race.

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GlovesUpGuy (14) 3 days ago

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☝🏾(definitely this)

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BamaJDon41 (3 ) 3 days ago

Chinese landscape paintings are beautiful as is the music of Kitaro and Tomita. Blaming all Asians for the pandemic is even dumber than blaming all Americans for the deadly lies of a certain former president.

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sobre nombre (1) 3 days ago

Wow, WTF would anyone dislike this young man's comment? Geesh. Just dumb, cowardly, immature or a mix of it all.

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hermes89 (21) 3 days ago

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Perhaps it’s someone who is racist against Asians, it’s not like this post is railing against a non-existent problem

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gymrat (25) 2 days ago

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there are a bunch of "haters" who seem to downvote everything.

I put up instructional workout vids during covid. Thumbs down. The admin put up some funny muscle artwork. Thumbs down.

Go figure.

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playfulwrestler (11 ) 3 days ago

If you’re interested in the Korean language, I have a site with a Korean alphabet tutorial; let me know if you want the URL - I do not know if MeetFighters etiquette would allow me to post it here.

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hermes89 (21) 3 days ago

Thank you for writing this! The Asian community is thrilled to have an ally like yourself.

The frustrating thing is the gay community generally has a “no blacks, no Asians, no femmes” culture going on, which translates to this site as well (which is even dumber because I just want to fight not have sex with you necessarily). And then when you call these people out on their racism, the site’s policy and their’s is that it’s politics. A person’s dignity and existence is not political, discrimination is not political...

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