Martial Arts Breed Violence?
Martial Arts Breed Violence, this is something we hear a lot.
Often dad brings the kids along and raises concerns that mum believes Martial Arts Breed Violence.
It’s simply not true, ok there might be a small percentage of children that confuse the message early on. Though with good coaching this will be dealt with quickly, and yes, of course, there is always the exception.
Psychopaths make up 1% of the population so knowing that, one in a hundred, well maybe Military school ASAP.
Martial Arts Breed Violence – Play Circuit
Dr. Jaak Panksepp, a neuroscientist, psychologist and psychobiologist has written extensively about the importance of play. He discovered the motivations that the play circuit develops in kids and adults.
Some believe this work to be so important a discovery that the Nobel prize is fitting.
Martial arts develops the play circuit in children and adults. Rough and tumble play clearly defines the differences between aggression and assertiveness. While playing, supervised as in a martial arts classroom setting. Or alone with friends, an extremely important distinction. Children learn what boundaries are acceptable to the group and what is aggression and what is assertiveness.
Martial Arts Breed Violence – Ethics
Play also develops ethics. Martial arts develops ethics and fair play. Games, the classroom, the dojo. Well, there are rules, mostly unspoken otherwise the academy would be wall to wall posters and rules and that’s not much fun for anyone.
Over time the rules of the group, the culture become clear. People that don’t abide by the rules or ethics generally are not accepted into the group. We do get a few of these in the club every now and then, they simply find another club where their behaviour is acceptable, and that’s how society functions.
From street gangs to Olympic teams, the culture of the group dictates.
Martial Arts Breed Violence – Nonsense
No, is basically the answer to “Do Martial Arts Breed Violence”?
But we get it, on the surface, it can appear as if it does.
Remember – It’s better to be a warrior in the garden than a gardener on the battlefield.