I get this question all the time, alot of people don't understand why i train so hard, what for? What is the point? Some people just don't get it, and probably never will. -------------- Everyone has a reason they are doing Martial Arts, maybe for exercise, or self-defense, maybe they wanna fight someday, maybe they are fighting. I would you to share your reasons. For most people, one reason isn't enough, you can share as many as you like. Really think about them. My reasons, no particular order. 1) Exercise, the best feeling in the world is the one you get from a hard MA based workout IMO. 2) I have been punching and kicking since i was 6, it is a big part of my life, a part that i don't think i will ever lose no matter how hard i try. 3) I love to compete, competition lets me test my skills in a safe environment, it also brings out the real animal instinct in me. It's pretty much a high. 4) Discipline, MA keeps me focused, and helps me in daily life. It is the spirit of the sport. 5) My love and unquenchable thirst for knowledge in the martial arts, all forms of empty hand combat.