There have been lots of threads lately about the stereotyping people get about being a martial artist. This made me think, why not embrace this. As a martial artist I think it is my duty to go about using my training for a good cause, without violence, simply rank. In school I am seen as a martial artist, and respected for it, not by ever kicking anyones face in, but by being simply a martial artist. This has, in the past, discouraged violence in my group of friends and simply in my perimiter. So I would like to hear your views on this idea. Thank you in advance.