Martial Arts vs. Fitness/Self-Defense

The Difference Between Martial Arts & Fitness/Self-Defense

Martial Arts

  • Formal relationship
  • Address by Sifu
  • Spiritual training
  • Emotional Toughness
  • Sifu/Disciple relationship
  • Disciple
  • Seriousness
  • Responsibility
  • Sifu remains in control
  • Helping the kwoon progress as a whole
  • Respect for authority
  • Intention on learning the Martial Way of Life
  • Long term commitment towards growth
  • Education on Eastern Philosophy
  • Tuition is a donation towards the kwoon, you are not paying for a service
  • Aim to build a strong family bond

Self-Defense & Fitness

  • Friendly relationship
  • Trainer/client relationship
  • Client remains in control
  • Focused primarily on individual development
  • Paying for a service