A discussion started over on the 100’s Skype group chat and a few Facebook groups about what are some of the craziest questions you’ve been asked in your martial arts career. Some of the questions are pretty funny coming from a martial artists perspective.
Question: What would happen if I punched you in the face?
- Can you really hit me that fast?
- Try it, we’ll find out.
- You want to continue to be able to walk, right?
Question: Can you stop a bullet?
Answer: Sure, hand me your gun.
Question: How many fights have you been in?
- Including this one?
- No, no, no…..I train NOT to fight.
Question: How many people have you killed?
Answer: Including you?
Answer: Seriously? *frowns* I don’t do this to hurt people. I do this so people have the confidence to defend themselves. Killing someone means I have seriously put aside my training.
Question: Can you kick a 6-foot tall guy in the head?
Answer from the 5’5″ woman: Yes, I’ll break your knee first, then your jaw. It’s not that hard. (Not that said woman couldn’t REACH a 6′ tall male with her kick, but why waste the energy? The knee break followed with the jaw break….so much easier and far more powerful.)
Answer from the 6′ man: I’m a 6′ guy and kicked myself in the head many times, why, do you like to watch?
Question: Did you register your hands and feet as lethal weapons?
Answer: That’s classified
Answer: With who?
Question: Can you break this table?
Answer: Sure, which part of your body would you like me to use?
Answer: Why the heck would I want to break my table? I paid good money for that.
Question: Why do we have to spar?
Answer: Why do you get in the pool to swim?
There are so many more questions we get asked….and no, we don’t always respond with the thoughts in our heads. I promise.
Well, maybe SOME of us do…
Fun and laughter aside…martial arts is a serious training program. Yes, there’s laughter and play, but the true instructor is trying to start out instilling discipline, focus and dedication … the light hearted fun comes later, when you know the art, know the reason behind the art, and have the passion to continue to train.
Find a school, an instructor or a program that suits YOU and/or your family. OR post up here…I’ll help you find one!