warrior traveller

A genetic inferior trying to enter a field swarming with natural athletes and tough guys is likely to be underestimated, ridiculed, and abused (the very things he was trying to escape by taking up martial arts, sports, etc.). This is especially cruel because it is the weaker people who need physical training the most. I experienced this in my weight training, when complete strangers, who themselves were beginners or mediocrities, would authoritatively instruct me not to squat “heavy” weights because I might hurt myself. This was after seven years of hardcore training.

Some martial arts masters were small and weak when younger (Kano, Ueshiba, Bruce Lee, Helio Gracie…) so at least it is possible for a smaller person to become a martial artist. Granted, these men had exceptional traits such as intelligence, desire, and character.

Admittedly, some fighters–probably most–were physically superior to begin with (Musashi, Gama, Mike Tyson, Sonny Liston…

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