- Jan 26, 2017
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- Georgetown, Texas
Wow you guys are really kind.
Martial Arts is often seen as a cure for weaklings, victims, people with no self-esteem, and other personal development issues. Training martial arts as it was originally meant is tough, so if a person shows up for class on week one, week2, month 1, month 2. etc. Then they aren't as weak and helpless as they think they are. I've see people who don't have self-esteem because it shows up during class and then they wash out, because they think they can't do something.
Martial arts can't bring out what isn't already there.
I think weakling is a relative term used to describe someone's physical appearance, someone's disability. Yes, karate does help you build yourself up. I know it did me, and still does. But for people to say "weakling" about a disabled person truly doesn't understand the power and incredible fortitude of the mind. You want to know the most dangerous muscle in the body--the mind. Sharpen that tool and you'll win any fight.