For a martial art that is so essential and relevant to the potential development of other martial arts, I can't help but notice how stuck up its own butt boxing is.. specifically within the context of why a person wishes to train. I remember going to my first (and only) boxing training session a town or three over from where I live, and the first thing I was asked was why I want to train. I told the guy that I'm tired of walking around in my day-to-day afraid of everything that moves and that I wish to incorporate an effective fighting art into my lifestyle. You could practically see that computer buffering wheel turning in his head as he tries in vain to wrap his little brain around why someone would possibly want to train for fighting if not for the sake of his precious sport. This wasn't just a me thing. My girlfriend told me a very similar tale. I will now quote her directly: "We walk into the room and the guy's like 'So why do you want to train?' I tell him about how I'm being bullied and how I need to learn to fight for myself and stand my ground. You could practically see the smoke coming out of his ears." It was later into this same conversation that I was introduced to this incel-level term called a "Palooka." A quick Google search made me lose respect for these people even more. It's basically a pejorative for a fighter who is either non-professional or tries to make a living off of fighting through the "incorrect" channels. So.. boxers.. let me get this as straight as an arrow. The world is a mess of crazy right now.. with aggressive, tantrum-throwing lunatics left, right and center.. and you believe that the only valid use for one of the most effective, tried and tested bare-handed combat disciplines in the world is some SPORT?! What, are you a bunch of old men up on mountains like "Itis a'dishonorabur to use one's a'skirrz against an inferior oppo-nent." Yeah well listen up Mr. TheTrueTestofLifeisTheRing, that "inferior oppo-NENT" is about to make living your life needlessly difficult and/or dangerous simply because of his/her precious feelings and the fact that their mother didn't swallow them when she had the chance. But wait.. nevermind. The only use for combat skills is a game. Lol I forgot. How could I be so silly?