Power, Fear, Violence, Revenge. What leads people to the martial path and the Way of the Warrior?
Young and Old, Rich and Poor, Male and Female, Black and white. Westerner and Oriental. The common denominator is that people want to learn to defend themselves from the existential threat of physical harm. They want to learn. They want to learn quick. They want instant gratification. They want… but are they getting the martial fix that they need?
You don’t have to be a Buddhist monk or a Nobel Prize winning economist to know that human wants have a tendency to outstrip human needs. East may be East and West may be West, but learning martial arts is a thriving mass market of businesses and entrepreneurs, chop shops and shysters. What’s out there for the punter? Plenty of choice. What’s the opportunity cost? Learning the wrong Way from the wrong folks. It’s simple economics.