Why do you train in martial is

WHY DO YOU STUDY MARTIAL ARTS

I have heard hundreds if not thousands of opinions on What is the best fighting system. But few have ever given me a reason why other than it looked cool. It got me thinking, What are Martial arts? The least biased means I could come up with is definitions. 

 MARS -     The Roman name of Ares, the Greek and Roman god of war.

MARTIAL- inclined or disposed to war; warlike:

Martial arts-    are codified systems and traditions of combat practices, which are practiced for a number of reasons: as self-defense, military and law enforcement applications, mental and spiritual development; as well as entertainment and the preservation of a nation's intangible cultural heritage.

Arts of Mars           art of war

Reasons for violence


Personal.  =physical or verbal l ,intimate  relationship  executed by family,friend,lover caretaker

Professional:
Law enforcement
Military
Para military
Assassin


Ambush: 
Sneak attack, supperior numbers, gun, knife,or blunt instrument

Hostage:
Threat or display of violence to achieve a goal,theft,rape, intimidation

Duel:
A greed upon criteria to engage in combat
Opponents square of on some what equal ground(swords,guns ,combat sports.

All can be valid  reasons to train but what are you practicing for?


 

Lamar Mckay