Monday, April 14, 2008

Explaining martial arts

Where else in life can you (without the threat of legal unpleasantness) punch a man in the face, kick him in the teeth, tackle him, or throw him through the air like a sack of potatoes, then, upon his violent impact with Mother Earth, proceed to bend his limbs in unnatural directions or impede the flow of blood to his brain until he either submits to your superior skill or loses consciousness? That is the appeal of martial arts...pure atavism. The desire of every man to be the "Biggest Ape In The Clearing".

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