Nowadays, Mixed martial arts is one of the fastest growing sports around the world. More and more people are exposed that a kind of competition like this exists and the media embraces it. This leads to more hype, more fans.
I know guys and GIRLS who are fans of MMA. Whether they have an active lifestyle or not, whether it’s the Ultimate Fighting Championship or the Pacific Extreme Combat or our country’s own Ultimate Reality Combat Championship.
The evolution of the sport attracts people to embrace martial arts, most of them are guys. I’m not talking about guys who practice martial arts so they can brag than they can throw a punch or kick, or submit or control guys more physically gifted than them. I’m talking about guys who are serious about it, those guys who embrace this way of life because it’s a way of expressing yourself. That it’s a way of proving to others, but most importantly to themselves that they can do it. Those guys who know martial arts is a way of life.
Here are some things you should know if ever you’ll be confused of dating a martial artist:
1.They don’t abandon the basics.
If you know people who abandon the basics, ask them if its luck. Practicing martial arts requires mastery of basic movements,it establishes the very foundation of training.And so is when it comes to courtship. A simple talk means a lot.Giving flowers on an ordinary day is something. Things like writing love notes, giving chocolates never fails to hit a girl’s heart.
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2.They are very sensitive to details.
So he needs to know things about you. Where you live, what you love to do,or how many siblings do you have. This is important especially in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Missing one detail could make a move fail, and making him miss one detail about you could make him feel stupid or maybe awkward yourself.
Related Quote: ”Most of the time, it’s the little things that counts.”
3.They have dedication.
If he’s a martial artist, then he should have been doing it for a long time. It means he didn’t do martial arts for a short period of time or to learn how to hurt someone. And so is pursuing you. He started it because he likes you. He’s not gonna stop just because he’s “tired”. He won’t stop doing what he’s doing for you until you give him a fitting end. Good luck on getting rid of a well dedicated guy.
Related Quote: “Dedication is not what others expect of you, it is what you can give to others.”
4.They know the essence of time.
Do I really have to explain this? How can a guy say he likes you when he can’t give you his time? They know it takes time to progress in training, so they should also know it takes time to win a girl’s heart.
Related Quote:”You can always find time for the things you love.”
5.They are disciplined.
If a guy likes you, it’s a given that he should know what you like and what you don’t like. Wether it’s the kind of people, food or places. They should have the discipline of not forcing things their way, most of the time. When it comes to martial arts, practitioners should know what things they can do and things that they should avoid. If a guy is martial artist, he should be knowledgeable of proper use of resources. Connections, money and time.
Related Quote:” Self-respect is the fruit of discipline. ”
6.They know how to take pain.
Pain is very common in martial arts, and so it is when it comes to love. Martial artists know that pain is common. Most of them ignore it, especially when its only a minor pain or injury. They often become masochists, feel that its something to be proud about. But when it comes to liking or loving a girl, it doesn’t matter what status you two have right now as long as they are sincere, pain will be knocking on the door. I myself pour my heart out sometimes when I get hurt by the one I like or love. But it doesn’t mean than when a guy likes you that you can just toy around with his feelings. Even if they are used to feeling pain, doesn’t mean you can always give them one. Don’t exploit it.
Related Quote: “Pain is part of the progress.But feeling pain doesn’t always mean you are progressing.”
7.They are patient.
Oh yes they are. Even if you see them rant or get mad. Martial arts teaches the guy to be patient, especially when it comes to keeping cool, sticking to gameplans, or something halted their progress. Just don’t test them intentionally. It’s not humane to test someone on purpose who is have an intimate feeling for you.
Related Quote: “Patience is a virtue.”
8.They know how to handle pressure.
So his friends tease him because he can’t win your heart? This puts more pressure on your guy, especially when its happens right in front of you. For a moment, the guy will feel their ego
crushed,but deep inside they are eager to do more effort. They feel that they should do better next time. They are challenged. It’s because they experienced being on deep waters in training. They know how to keep cool when things are not going their way or when they get submitted on the mat or when get clipped by a punch.
Related Quote: “Courage is being afraid, but then doing what you have to do anyway.”
9.They consider you as an inspiration.
Sounds romantic or sounds stupid? Hey, everybody needs inspiration. If the guy considers his love ones as inspiration, then it means your included. Its not easy to push oneself through pain and hardships. But its easier if one has inspirations.
Related Quote:“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage”
10.They put their heart into what they do.
Ok so heart was the word you were waiting for awhile ago. If you practice martial arts to get better, you have to be serious about it. If guy likes you, his feelings will push him in ways nobody expects, even himself. If he experiences lows in training, he will really get depressed about it, especially when he wasn’t able to prove himself or do something about it. If you push him away right before he starts to let it all out, its really painful.
Related Quote:”There is nothing you cannot do if you put your heart into it”