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Putney’s Laws of Martial Arts Discussions

First Law: When Bruce Lee is mentioned in any martial arts conversation, that didn’t start with Bruce Lee as a topic, there will be no further exchange of useful ideas. (Similar to Godwin’s Law.)

Second Law: Any martial arts topic involving what famous martial artist can, would or did beat any other famous martial artist, will have no exchange of useful ideas.

Third Law: No conversation about Ki/Qi/Chi will convince anyone of anything.

Fourth Law: The self evident nature of these laws will not stop people from bring up topics about Qi, fights between famous martial artists and injecting Bruce Lee into conversations where his mention isn’t needed.