We all train our respective martial arts for a different reason. Some do it for fitness, some for self defense, some for the culture and some for fun! Our motives for training effect our view on he arts greatly, my question is why do you train? For me, I started training for the self defense. I was a closeted socially awkward high school freshman who wanted to feel safe. It helped me tremendously and on more than one occasion saved me from having to fight. Now that I'm out in the real world, i train mostly for fun. I like that I can defend myself better than the average guy, and I really like he fitness but for the most part it's just fun. I go hang out with cool people, make friends, throw people around and get thrown and we all have a laugh.