Am I the only one out there that doesn't practice MA to have any impact on a fight? I read in threads how "well this or that matters more in a fight..." and I wonder, who are these people and why are they so anxious to fight? I do MA for fun. I enjoy it and I look at it as the greatest hobby in the world. After reading some of the comments here it seems like many martial artists are just people who used to get their butts kicked who now think they have the answer to physical confrontations (no, I don't mean everyone here). Being new to this board, I don't mean to come in ruffling feathers, but it seems like many here take themselves way too seriosly and are in MA for what I would consider poor reasons. To clarify, if TKD is just glorified tag, so what? Am I less of a martial artist because I don't spar full conatct? I think not, but I get the feeling I'm in the minority here.