I've been doing some serious thinking on WHY i am doing martial arts. Can't get it out of my mind and that's all i've been thinking about.
This all happened after a trip to Japan and Australia with my Sensei. He introduced me to a huge number of Senseis from different arts like Aikido, karate, JiuJitsu, Iado and etc etc.
After having long, serious and enlightening chats with them, i found that in the end, they would always ask me WHY i am practicing it. All my answers basically has a hole in it and now there is a hole in my heart.
below are my answer and the senseis reply
Me: Because it is exciting and i love to spar and meet new people.
Them : What happens when you get old or when you are unable to spar. you would not get the excitement that you used to have, would you abandon your art after that?
- Me : Condition my body, make me strong Them : What happens when you get to your highest level of strength and fitness, do you then stop progressing? Do you stop practising since you have achieve your goal?
There are many more answer which i have given but i could not recall.
I've been practising it for all these year basically for self defence and general fitness. The competition parts also make it exciting for me. Philological wise, i've been trying to understand and live by their way.
How can I overcome this dilemma?