Good poll, Good post.
I did Shotokan Karate for 4 years and loved it...
(Tinfish training in Scotland)
But then I did Aikido for a few years and realised
that the 'softer' martial arts are a lot more subtle, and less
harsh on the body and mind than Karate etc. (100 pushups on your
knuckles per karate session cant be that good for the joints).
"Slice those terrorists in half"? Hmmm. I dont think you need Karate
to do that, since the terrorists are only too willing to slice themselves
in half - as we can see every day in the terrible 'out-of-control'
chaos of Iraq. But I guess thats another poll.
"Every man is a damn fool for at least
five minutes every day;
wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit".