We like to think that martial arts typically develop out of military or oppressive environments (that is, they arose to facilitate the work of soldiers, or the rugged people who were opposing them). This is a deadly serious and full-time occupation. Neither soldiers nor the oppressed peoples in this scenario would likely be described as hobbyists. [...]
Archive for February 2008
I'm a bit busy at the moment, so here's another link. It's a bit late too, sorry. Still: Karate Lessons Give Child Self Confidence to Quit Karate "'If it wasn't for the focus and determination I learned in karate, I would still be in karate right now,' he added."