Martial Arts enlightenment.
iv been pondering, and what do you guys think makes martial arts different from, say, any kind of sport?
for example, what can you learn through martial arts that you might not pick up doing baseball or football?
what kind of life lessons?
im asking because i get this alot. i have friends or relatives that ask.."well what made you do this over baseball?" "how is getting beat up at practice all the time fun?"
i had my answers. but im curious on your input ;]
Well, I'm not much of a team player. I know that may come as a shock to many Bullshido members.
I enjoy individual challenges. I like winning alone and I'm comfortable losing alone as well.
Baseballs and footballs are dumb weapons.
Baseball does have the redeeming quality of using clubs made from hardwood and metal.
Originally Posted by Permalost
How about a football player who learns judo, or a baseball player who boxes? Better tackles, better swings.
Originally Posted by Kouch
Martial arts are a great way to improve sports playing, and vice versa.
Martial arts are also context sensitive:
in one environment they can be a sport
in another they can be self defense
in another they can be a criminal act.
In many contexts, they are outright nonsense and nuttery.
I might have to change my style field.
Originally Posted by devil
Because football doesn't allow head kicks.
**** it. Kicking an opposing player is only a 15 yard penalty......if it's not flagrant. That would get you an ejection. So you need to use ninja kicks.
Originally Posted by yli
Football and baseball are not too "deadly for the street" (unless traffic). Real martial arts are too deadly for the sports because of eye poke and nut kick plus no rules and ninja deadly poison coated sharp things. So when people need to know why you do martial arts, blind them.
well put sir. never thought of that as a benefit.
Originally Posted by W. Rabbit