.... Some call it obsession, I call it life!!
[seriousness] Budo is the way of the Warrior; it's a way of life. At some point, if you stick with martial arts long enough, it becomes a part of you. You stop being someone who goes to martial arts classes and you are a martial artist. It's the difference between someone who can bang out Chopsticks and a concert pianist. Martial arts have been a part of my life for half my life, literally, and I've realized stopping would just hurt like h-e-double-toothpicks. Except when I've been sick, there hasn't been one week in the past 23 years when I havne't trained. My Kali instructor has said "It never stops." It doesn't. "Until your last breath," as some say.
And I wouldn't have it any other way. l love this stuff. Just took me a while to finally realize it!
We now return you to your regularly scheduled joking around.