I recently interviewed for a better position where I work, and I was asked "How do you deal with stress?". My immediate answer was that I had been training in a form of Karate for the last year, and I found that was very helpful in dealing with stress.
It was only after I recognized the shocked
looks of the interviewers that I realized I needed to clarify that MA teaches mental and physical discipline and redirection, and I had applied that to my work stress.
I further clarified that I did not go to training and take out the day on my classmates!
This made me curious. How many of you find ways to relieve stress and discipline in MA training that helps you in non-martial situations?