I love Martial Arts.
Learning any true Martial Art is a cathartic experience. Realistic training is, by necessity, brutally hard and un-avoidably somewhat dangerous. It takes Courage to keep coming back to the gym day after day, week after week and year after year. It takes Discipline to maintain your composure while being punched in the face or crushed into the mat.
The Virtues that you develop through Martial Arts tend to spill over into other areas of your life. To endure the training you need to stay in shape, watch what you eat and control your drinking. The physical confidence that you develop begins to show through in your speech and posture and bearing.
Martial Arts training is the ideal form of Yoga for Heathenism.
The only problem is that most people think of Martial Arts as being something Oriental. This update has been planned as the first in a series celebrating the value of the misunderstood and often forgotten Western Martial Arts, a group of disciplines every bit as profound, transformative and as combat-effective as their oriental cousins.
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