i third that. the weaponry of the modern age is the weaponry of sloth and cowardice, and generally the owners of such weaponry fit the description above. the only discipline that guns require you to learn is maintenance of the weapon. you'll never learn the responsibility that should come naturally with the discipline of learning martial arts because there is none required to use a firearm. i'd sooner be maimed by a master swordsman than shot by some punk kid wielding an errant firearm. plus, a swordfight has a much lower chance of injuring some innocent bystander, unlike your average drive-by.