Forum Thread: Is karate training schizophrenic?

Is karate training schizophrenic?

On the one hand you have all-out physical engagement with extreme prejudice if the case warrants it, on the other you have introspection and mindfulness with much attention given to impulse control. What's the deal?

This thread invites you discuss how you, the karate trainee, negotiate these two seemingly opposing points of view, intentions and practices.

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I think most (men at least) have an innate desire to see things be built and then destroyed.  I know I have observed this behavior in children my entire life, including my own desire to build lego walls and then destroy them as quickly as they are made.

I'm not sure Karate could ever eliminate the desire to knock down the wall, but it might help you pick just the right moment to do it.

Or maybe in this video's case, maybe not...

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