Myth /mith/: a popular belief or tradition that has grown up around something or someone; especially: one embodying the ideals and institutions of a society or segment of society.
If you have practiced for any length of time at any dojo in the world, you would have been subjected to a number of common myths. You may even have unwittingly perpetuated some of these myths yourself.
The exotic traditions in martial arts, often adopted from foreign lands, have given rise to a number of stories, explanations, and concepts that are often accepted as factual.
Martial artists have a fertile imaginations to begin with, and differentiating fact from fiction can be challenging. This is a small attempt to list some of the better-known myths.