A what point is a practitioner of the martial arts a martial artist? Related Questions

A what point is a practitioner of the martial arts a martial artist?
Asked By J,Last Answer By Patrick At 2011.03,1 Answers

This isn't as simple an answer as some might believe, or have you to believe. The very term 'artist' means "a person who is skilled at some activity".
The Japanese word for martial artist is Budoka (武道家). Budo (武道) meaning "martial way" (武 alone having strong connections towards meaning 'to stop violence') and ka (家) means (as a suffix) a professional or an expert. In Japanese, a Budoka is an expert in the way of stopping violence. [Insert Tao reference here]

So all in all, by definition this should eliminate any sort of beginner. Anyone new to the martial arts could never call themselves a martial artist. But when? At what point does one become what could be considered skilled or an expert? Does it simply mean being well versed, or just a step above the rest?

Why are you a martial artist? I'd like to know what motivates people to study the martial arts?
Asked By tigertom2k,Last Answer By Ken C At 2011.03,1 Answers

Are you into martial arts because you like to fight, are competitive or enjoy tournaments, or bouts?
Is it fitness and health that motivates you?
Is it spiritual?
Do you want to be able to defend yourself and others?
Is it because you like to be a showman and entertain others?
Perhaps you're artistic and enjoy perfecting the techniques of your chosen style?
Or is it a way for you to maintain self-discipline and a sense of control and personal strength, achievement or self worth in your life?

I'm genuinely interested and would value your honesty. Thanks.

In This World of Guns and Weapons what is the Significance of Martial Arts ? Martial Artists your Views please
Asked By Vaibhav Great Sun Gazer of Ind,Last Answer By judomofo At 2011.03,1 Answers

Good Morning Brothers and sisters
how are you?

near our home there is a karate black belt a bad boy was talking to him in ruff language he hit him and next day that bad boy come with his Gun and shot sanjay black blet sir and he died on the spot.

there was also a case in chennai,a black belt was killed by 10 boys in group.
so can we say the person who had patience will be live in more benefit
or a Martial artist should also keep gun like weapon with him or her.
give your answer in Points please like
10 please give logical answers because this is very serious question.
please write your name,location and your profession,if you will give answer in points it will be easy for me to understand the answers and please write simple english

God bless you all martial artists and will give you power,beauty and knowledge
all the best for the future

Philosophy Honors 1 year student
vaibhav saxena

What makes a martial artist a good martial artist?
Asked By clown(s) around,Last Answer By Katana172 version3 At 2011.03,1 Answers

Bruce Lee is widely discussed on this forum and some claim him to one of the best and others ar not fond of him at all.

What is the measure of a GOOD martial artist?

Best answer will go to most logical and clear cut answer whether or not I agree.

Disclaimer: This is not a question about Bruce Lee!

"Martial artist should only fight martial artist" Do u feel the same way?
Asked By Kevin,Last Answer By Keyboard Warrior At 2011.05,1 Answers

I know me and one other person believe this, but how many others do

This mainly explains how i felt in my previous question(for those who answered), because i had been fighting my fellow martial artist for 8 years thats all i really knew. Moving to Alabama restricts me of fighting without trouble..

Are martial arts that are active in competition or competition oriented real martial arts? list below?
Asked By Ned,Last Answer By possum At 2011.03,1 Answers

List of arts that are competitive: Judo, BJJ, Karate, TKD, Wushu, Kunk Fu, Sambo, Kendo, fencing, archery, shooting (rifle competions in Winter Olympics), etc.

I would add boxing, Mauy Thai and kickboxing but they are sports with martial aspects rather than arts that have sport aspects.

Feel free to add to the lists.

Do people who know anything at all about martial arts ever buy those martial arts magazines you see in the...?
Asked By Devilishly Seχy Occulty®,Last Answer By Toke Lover - CANTHEIST At 2011.03,1 Answers

...supermarket? Who buys that crap? And has anyone ever learned anything useful from one of those articles?


What has Martial arts taught you besides martial techniques?
Asked By Mr Wolf Wolfington,Last Answer By Invisible Dragon At 2011.03,1 Answers

In your martial arts journey what have you learned besides sekf defense and martial technique? How has the arts impacted your life?

What is the best martial art for defeating other martial arts?
Asked By havockwreaker,Last Answer By Zenlife At 2011.03,1 Answers

Are the supplementary exercises of traditional martial arts not well known to none traditional martial artists
Asked By J,Last Answer By LIONDANCER At 2011.03,1 Answers

It seems that most all (though not everyone - just the biggest majority) who is into combat sports and "modern" martial arts think all the traditional martial arts are is nothing but dancing, shadow boxing and light to no contact sparring. This, of course, couldn't be further from the truth.

How many of you who are not a traditional martial artists have knowledge about the strength training and body conditioning performed by the traditional martial arts? What are your views on them and do you think they have any significance?

Those who are traditional martial artists: where do you think the fault lies in this not being very well known? Are the supplementary training (from the makiwara to forms such as Sanchin and Iron Thread) kept too "hidden" or at least closely guarded for the advanced practitioners? And is this good or bad?

What does "Martial" mean as in martial arts?
Asked By Tai,Last Answer By Hapkido Kris At 2011.03,1 Answers

Are there any blind martial arts clubs (i.e martial arts clubs for blind people) in the uk?
Asked By jonathan d,Last Answer By always right At 2011.03,1 Answers

You know when you have been on Y!A Martial Arts when?
Asked By clown(s) around,Last Answer By Katana172 version3 At 2011.03,1 Answers

You know the answers you are going to give before signing on.

You have answers ready to copy and paste for the regular questions.

You know who thumb up before even reading their answers.

Any others?

I'm getting into the martial arts and i need help?
Asked By Weezy,Last Answer By Fran Lee At 2011.03,1 Answers

I was wondering if there was a book that i should read about fighting and the mental state and physical state it requires. Or a book just about what fighting or the martial arts is. also maybe a book with martial art workouts and such. Thank you!

How would you rank yourself as a martial artist?
Asked By Metro Fashions,Last Answer By mttkd At 2011.03,1 Answers

Would you say you are more of a fighter, a traditioanalist, an innovator, and also aside from your school ranking what belt would you give your self.

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