Alan M. Rodriguez wrote:
I'm all about being a better person...however...why the frig are you going to pay (insert amount of dojo tuition here) to become a better person...when you can just go to church? I think the martial arts were meant to make you a better person in the sense of having self control and being disciplined and first and foremost to defend yourself, family, and country. The latter was the primary objective. The other stuff came after it got all systemized and what not.
I would like to point out that most of the people that go to church are old ladies. Most aspiring budoka spend their free time with other budoka. But, I do go to church. If it came down to it I would decide to go to a dojo rather than church.