where he had met and, with Moe as a guide, conquered his demons. He’d practiced martial arts for years but only as a way to fight, lately it had been something else. An expression. A vent. He continues his train of thought.
Unlike what most people assume about the practice, martial arts is not about violence at all but about learning to control and discipline your body and mind. “Martial” Art means “War-Like” Art after all and not “Warrior Training”. A key distinction lost on most.
Lots of guys, and girls, get into it to learn how to fight and eventually they turn into this pseudo samurai. Overly so and often to an annoying degree. Even how they walk changes, as if they are trotting around the set of a Bruce Lee