I suppose this is a thread more for the part-timers than the hard-core careerist fighters out there, but I'd be interested to hear what everyone has to say on the subject. I'd like to know how people feel their lives outside of fighting have benefited from the training they do. Personally, I work in a job where people think it's pretty strange to spend my free time getting hit, but I think my work has benefited enormously from the discipline of combat training. I could write a long list of ways it's helped me, but I'm more interested to hear about other people's experiences. Any examples; mental, physical, emotional; would be great.