... there are many ways, there are many needs.
i chose training for Real Combat - to be able to Protect, even at the cost of tournament wins, the purity of Kata forms, etc ...
... i can still participate in other ways, but not at all cost.
... Beauty & a Good Style of Martial Arts is still very important for me, but Safety should come first, nevertheless.
the sweat & disgraces during training are acceptable, but only as a way - to attain efficiency & style when this matters more.