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    If No One Hates You, No One’s Paying Attention

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    finarashi

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    If No One Hates You, No One’s Paying Attention

    Post by finarashi on Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:02 pm

    reading the blog of Alf Rehn below

    https://medium.com/@alfrehn/if-no-one-hates-you-no-ones-paying-attention-3126e60c6d32

    "In wrestling, it’s known as a “heel turn.” A good guy, a so-called “babyface,” does something heinous — double-crosses a partner, defames the U.S., declares he wants to be known as Fabulous Francesca from now on — all intended to rile up the audience. He becomes a “heel,” a bad guy, a mustachio-twirling villain — and he’s the most important thing in the world for whatever promotion he is wrestling for. Now, the branding of wrestling may look garish, silly and over-the-top. Those who consider themselves to be serious and oh-so-adult — professionals of text and image — often think they’re above the man-child antics of wrestling. However, despite our condescension, good ol’ wrasslin’ has a lot to teach us, and nowhere is this more visible than among the heels.

    In wrestling, the heel turn is a necessary move to create “heat,” i.e. audience response. A hero on his own is boring and no matter how beloved a character is, without a foil he becomes the storyline equivalent of a Hallmark card. The heel and the heel turn is what makes matches matter, and it is the introduction of a heel that crafts the story an audience can invest in emotionally. Without him or her, wrestling is just a strange, sweaty, stumbling dance — shiny muscles in leotards for no apparent reason. With a heel, on the other hand, it can become a powerful story of trials and redemption. The lessons for branding should be obvious to all.
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    This made me think about the famous "Do not touch legs"-rule of our (oh so hateable) IJF. So is this just a trick to get us more involved with Judo? And to think more what Judo is about?

    Who could be the "heel" in Judo if IJF wasn't?













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    NittyRanks

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    Re: If No One Hates You, No One’s Paying Attention

    Post by NittyRanks on Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:36 am

    Well part of it is to think more what Judo is about from what I see people saying.

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