Part of the Martial Arts is cooking
Couple weeks ago, I learn how to make pancakes. Although, I will need supervision doing it again, I can still get started. I cannot quite cook my own dinner food yet so making breakfast should be a start. I already know how to make scramble eggs which is great. How is cooking related to the Martial Arts? To me, it's like asking how the arms is part of the human body because if you ask me such question, it tells me that you have no idea what Martial Art is.
Martial Arts encompasses everything; that makes it life. Someone who is living is not someone who limits himself or herself. A martial artist needs to be proficient in combat of course but that is only a glimpse of what martial arts is. A martial artist needs to be physically fit and healthy. How can you be fit and healthy if you do not eat properly and exercise? You might look healthy but it does not mean you are. Home cooked food is the essence of being healthy. If you do not eat healthy, chances are you are not going to be at your best. Your punches and kicks will be slow and sloppy and you will die in less than 45 seconds!
Although my passion is not cooking, I rather cook than fight for egotistical purposes. Fighting for ego is the stupidest decision anyone can ever make no matter where you go. Cooking is a more peaceful way of expression. It is also essential for our survival as human beings. I remember reading from The Art of Expressing the Human Body by Bruce Lee and John Little stated that Bruce Lee could not even boil water. Bruce Lee was a great martial artist. He inspired me to see impartially but he was not perfect. Therefore, we need to go beyond Bruce Lee and learn how to cook so we do not end up starving as Martial Artists. If Jenny can give me some cooking tips, I would be delighted. Haha. I hope my fellow martial artists cook themselves and strive towards health.