Oh brother are you being sold a ~bill of goods~. Look if you are talking about helping YOURSELF... ok, spend the time training
! If you are talking about abstinence with/from someone ELSE... very different issue.
Imposing a period of celebacy <sp.?> can be good, learning to control our impulses is truly discipline. But there is no need to engage in this type of thing. Finding someone to help us relax can be a wonderful thing.
Old wives tale, good for serious discipline but unnecessary unless you are entering a monestary. Might consider abstaining a few hours BEFORE the tournament but question the need beyond that level...
Oh honey...you won't mind if we don't.... for the next two months will you....
Jeff(I'd have to defend myself for real...ducking front kicks)