I'm watching a discovery channel documentary on Sanchin Karate. Talk about a masochistic art. The sensei seems to beat on his students relentlessly, then subject them to hours of kata. His favorite student is an obese black belt, who gets pounded on while lifting weights. The poor fatty looks like he's going to cry, then talks about how his master is "nurturing" him. It would be hilarious if it wasn't sad. Has anyone practiced this martial art? WTF is going on here? I'm all for tough, realistic training, but I have never been mugged whilst lifting weights.