To all of the martial artists out there, Lonesome fighters
I think that there is a major difference between people that study martial arts, and people that do not, when it comes to how they think, the things they like to do, and the general vibe they give off. This also extends into the different styles of martial arts, and of course the individual plays a major part.
I often find myself looking for people that share this love of martial arts like I do, yet it is a surprisingly hard to find interest. I wold like to have a group of people that feel as I do to train with, hang out with, share experiences with and push ourselves for our personal reasons as well as a whole.
Now I am not saying that there are not tons fantastic people out there that do not love martial arts. People often see it as just a hobby, others may be trying it as a new way to workout/ stay fit, they think it looks cool, or they think that they can get magical abilities because of over-the-top movies and stories about martial artists and such. And that’s fine as long as it’s what they are looking for.
To me, martial arts is part of who I am, there have been times of struggle, joy, loss, sweat, blood, tears, and everything in between. There was a period of a few years when I stopped practicing martial arts all together. I think that it was during this time that I realized what martial arts meant to me, and I had to start again. I would like to think that others have this same love.
I have a question for other martial artists out there. Have you ever had this feeling of needing to search for others like this? Or have you had any similar experiences? Maybe you actually found your group or something of that sort?
I look forward to hearing your thoughts.
Posted on March 5, 2012, in Experiences, Martial Arts and tagged 2011, 2012, Business and Economy, challenge, college, goal, international, Japan, martial arts, mindofryan, Organizations, random, ryan, Schools and Instruction, shotokan, splits, Sports, stretch, stretching, tae kwon do, taekwondo, university. Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.