What is a "Martial Artist"

Discussion in 'General Martial Arts Talk' started by JesterXY, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. Cirdan

    Cirdan Senior Master

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    A martial artist to me is just someone who practises martial arts. Putting "restrictions" on the term would feel snobbish.

    Oh, and good to be back on MT :wavey:
     
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    Therefore, this will include ALL who have this practcing martial arts
     
  3. Christian Soldier

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    I think another question that will make this answer more clear is, what qualifies as practicing martial arts?
     
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    Do You go to a Training Outlet and Train, or Train under a certified/capable Instructor?
    If Yes to either, then You are!
     
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    I agree with this quote but would like to add when I started to feel like a true Martial Artist wasnt until I went to war I myself didnt feel confident in saying that I was a Martial artist until I been to war and lived through war. Is that a requirement no but it was a personal one for me.
     
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    That is a great question and to me its not about practicing the martial arts but rather living the martial arts. You dont have to always have it on your mind but seeing yourself mentally do something is every bit as important as physically doing it. ALos thinking of ways to make the move your own. Also alloowing the martial arts to make you a better person
     
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    What qualifies as a practicing musician?

    What qualifies as a practicing gardener?

    The key word-practicing123
     

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