The sound of bursting bubbles: Common myths in the martial arts

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.

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The article refers to
“In the Dojo” by Dave Lowry
, which you can preview on Google books.

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