Martial artists are an unusual type of warrior in that they approach warfare as an art and a discipline, not merely a job. Unlike a monk, who seeks enlightenment in life through his harsh training, a martial artist works hard for the sole purpose of being the best. This way of personal excellence stands between the monk’s spirituality and the fighter’s pragmatism, guiding the martial artist to hone his body and his mind,
then sharpen his skills and knowledge and, through such understanding, become the deadliest weapon in the land.