Sunday, April 23, 2006

Is that all? I want to fight some more.

My oldest daughter and her friend (in the head gear) in April.

I wish I'd got into martial arts when I was a kid, but I have to be honest. I'd probably have gotten hit in the nose and quit.


Blogger Ymarsakar said...

A lot of martial arts can't be learned without safety. The point is not to learn to increase your pain threshold level, that's for warriors and people who are naturally aggressive. The point is to use your knowledge and your mind to avoid injuries from assailants.

Any competition, however, would require getting off the mat after getting thrown down on it.

Self-defense, of course, don't focus on competition or even the same aims as most martial arts schools.

In the end, martial arts is a sport. It has rules, you get better through repetition, like with any skill. I tend to think martial arts training early on teaches some good virtues to children. That they would otherwise, not learn until much later.

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