So, I am curious as to whether or not anyone else has experienced this as apart of their training? Do you find it taking you to darker places? Do you have to feed the need (Violence and negative), if even a tiny bit? (Yin and Yang- creating one, creates the other at the same time). Honesty would be great!
This is fascinating because my experience has been the complete opposite. I've always been a bit on the dark side and had a pretty fierce temper. Prior to beginning kenpo, I took an anger management course and through talking with the counsellor I discovered that much of my anger originated in fear. It was a defense mechanism for coping with socially anxious situations.
I didn't start MA to address this; we had enrolled my son and it looked like so much fun that I joined too. It slowly dawned on me that I was becoming more comfortable in my own skin and, incidentally, much calmer than I had been. I'm continually amazed by how much happier and more peaceful I am since I started training. I only wish I had started much earlier.
MA is one of those things about which it has become a cliche to say that it changed your life but... it changed my life.