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#217087 - 12/24/05 10:03 PM Purification of Self
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I have a question for everyone here:

Was it your self-purification that lead you to the martial arts, or vice-versa?

I, personally, would have to answer this question with a "vice versa". I am going to be very honest about my who development. I started training in the martial arts seriously to learn to kill a man.

My father used to beat me up a lot, and I hated him for it. I can honestly say I wanted him dead by my hand. To this day, I have trouble being near him in any way, shape, or form. I started learning the combative arts to end his reign of terror over my life. He and I have never come to blows, but the heat has been there many times. Since I have left his house, the martial arts have not left my being.

I can even see [in hindsight] in those years of tourment that I was helping to make myself better even then. It has progressed, and I have even gotten to the point that I no longer hate him. I may even visit him this X-mas.

That is my story....what is yours?


Edited by MikoReklaw (12/24/05 10:05 PM)
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#217088 - 12/24/05 11:29 PM Re: Purification of Self [Re: MikoReklaw]
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Do it now, before you change your mind. An old chinese saying goes -- the longer the night, the more dreams / nightmares there are.
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#217089 - 12/26/05 03:40 PM Re: Purification of Self [Re: ButterflyPalm]
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Hmm, lol, ButterflyPalm, were you suggesting that he goes and beats up his father or that he goes and visits him for Christmas?


Edited by Kosh (12/26/05 03:42 PM)
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#217090 - 12/27/05 02:47 AM Re: Purification of Self [Re: Kosh]
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I see you noticed that I left the options wide open
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#217091 - 12/27/05 11:22 AM Re: Purification of Self [Re: MikoReklaw]
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I think for me it was a way of getting some self-discipline and proving to myself I could actually stick at something. Interestingly, I found many of the things I sought I already had in some form. I just didn't know how to activate them.
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#217092 - 12/27/05 04:37 PM Re: Purification of Self [Re: trevek]
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Quote:

I see you noticed that I left the options wide open




LOL

I think that MA will (are) bring(ing) me to self purification. But it`s far away still I think. I guess it also depends on what you mean by self purification.
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