Totally agree with this comments and similar ones. As a veteran U.S. Marine and 20-year practicioner of martial arts, I totally DISAGREE with much of what Matt had to say. Paul the listener isn't the only one who needs education. "The Creator" did NOT create man to be a fighting animal. I lean much more strongly towards Buddhism, but have read the Bible many times and there is no mention in "The Creator's" word that says man is a fighting animal and should pursue that act.
Any bonafide martial artist knows that the higher-order practice of martial arts isn't to defeat an enemy or competitor, it's to defeat one's own egoic orientation. Indeed, the ultimate purpose of martial arts isn't martial at all, it's spiritual.
As for Matt's comments about feminized men: Matt is allowing his personal opinion (and perhaps his own orientation) to defile his martial art. I'm not saying he's gay, his sexual orientation is his business. But to say the feminization of men is an evolutionary bad thing misses the point that genders exist as balancing forces of one another. Many men on the planet could benefit from some feminization in a sense that there are many positive attributes of the feminine expression that could balace the masculine in man.
Not only would a greater feminization equate to better relationships among and between men, it may also allow people like Matt to see the higher order purposes of the Martial arts and the true purpose of man: to express their divinity, not their penchant for brutality.
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