Under: Boxing, karate, Self-defense
9 Feb 2014

3 Responses to “Martial Arts Philosophy Better Than Western MA Philosophy?”

  1. Dr. J Says:

    Being a fast runner, that was always an option, lol! Once in middle school some guy kept pushing me from behind, I just turned and punched him in the face! Wow, was he big! lol I ran and the teachers stopped it from going any further. Interesting thing was, that guy and I became best friends after that!

    Years later in medical school when my Kenpo skills were as good as ever, another student confronted me and wanted to fight. He did not know about my training. I just backed off and he didn’t come at me. Interesting thing here was that all my close friends saw this, and later told me how impressed they were that I let it go and didn’t beat him up. I liked that very much.

    I think we can find many examples of individuals with a good philosophy in ever place and art, fortunately!

  2. John W. Zimmer Says:

    Hey Dr. J! Yep diffusing an altercation is way better than fighting. Funny story about the hit and run… give new meaning to stick and move :)

    To that is exactly what is taught in many martial arts – do you have to and get out of Dodge!

  3. Nessa Says:

    Nice article. Thank you for sharing. Interesting :) I am into Meditation and Martial Arts