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I've always had a love for martial arts history. A pattern I've seen so often in so many traditions is loss of information. Whenever there have been times of occupation, colonialism, imperialism, or war, anything related to warriorship gets destroyed. Temples burned. Masters killed. To keep the people docile, and prevent uprising or future wars. A new history even gets written, one where people believe there never was warriorship in their culture (warriorship has existed in all cultures), that they have always been pacifists.
This is why I believe martial arts is so important. It's a passing down of heritage, culture, and the will to fight against oppression.
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