【What I like about martial arts, how to fight life】Beautiful stories from far away From Japan
2023-06-04 ｜ TOSHI
❚ What I like about martial arts, how to fight life
Dear followers and readers, how are you? I’m TOSHI, a Japanese woman.
Recently, I have been doing martial arts as a new hobby. It is very fun!!
What is fun for me:
・Mental and physical training
Moderate exercise is excellent. It makes me feel better and even makes me feel exceptional. You can live a much healthier lifestyle both physically and mentally.
・You can communicate with people multiculturally despite the language barrier.
Moreover, there are some foreigners in the same class as me now.
When we practice and learn together, even if we don’t speak the perfect language, we can understand each other’s personality to some extent.
“Do my best to study foreign languages!”
It’s also a motivation to keep learning, and it’s a great deal to learn language through studying.
A person who practices martial arts might express that
“Sparing together is a form of communication.”
I can understand this after experiencing it firsthand.
・It is fun to converse with people who share many similarities and can discuss various topics.
During the last long holiday, I attended a kung fu class and teamed up with people who practice karate, kung fu, and muay thai. It was a significant holiday for me.
I interacted with people who shared the same hobby as me and who also lived in overseas.
If you like Japan and are interested in martial arts, how about learning something?
A French person who had an affinity for Japan was learning kendo, but when she came to Japan, she trained in Kyoto in a class that was taught in English. She had a match with other foreign students. They varied in gender and age.
After it was over, they had a meaningful time chatting and exchanging e-mail addresses.
Understanding Japanese culture and the Japanese mindset through kendo can be easier.
・Becoming stronger both physically and mentally
I lost my beloved family member suddenly. The sad words I suddenly heard in the moments of grief were terrifying. They seemed to haunt me every day and slowly changed my mindset completely.
Something that has helped me is what my teacher explained to their students:
“Do not go back.”
As he repeatedly said, the sad words I heard were overwritten little by little and helped me get better as well. I was genuinely grateful.
The other day, I went on a trip for the first time in a long while. I’m slowly but getting back to my regular life.
I’m still having a really hard time and sometime I cannot think that I should, I can “fight the future” mood yet. Real grief, big problems and despair are not so simple to solve.
However, I found that if you kept trying to fight or run away from the problems, it would become a habit. I think I’m trying to practice how to battle of life, even if it’s fumbling and painful.
Recently, my beliefs about humanity have shifted. Although humans can be one of the scariest and worst things to happen to this world, they can simultaneously be one of the most wonderful and best things as well.
Helpful feedback is always welcome!
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