Training in the Martial Arts
When it comes to the martial arts, people misunderstand what they are
all about. For me, the martial arts is a way of life, not competition.
The problem I have with the martial arts is how men treat women who are
training in the martial arts. What I'm trying to say is that I would much
rather train with women, because of the fact that women know what works,
in that they don't come with this idea of trying to be macho, like the
guys do. Guys come in the class with the idea that power is the most important
aspect of the martial arts. But, as I have learned, power without perception
is nothing. Muscles don't win a fight, the mind is what wins a fight.
And, in the end, the martial arts are not just about fighting. I know
this might sound kind of strange coming from a guy, but in the past when
I've trained in the martial arts, I've had some very bad experiences in
that there were guys who were trying to hit me just a little too hard
in sparring. I know that sparring prepares you for how fight situations
are in the outside world, but I still think that there needs to be some
type of control when people spar in class. And that's why I'd much rather
train with women because while women train hard, they don't try and deliberately
hurt a person in sparring, nor do they enter a martial arts studio with
So, here's to the women in martial arts! Pil Sung! Osu!