THE SOLDIER vs. THE FIGHTER
The solider goes to war; he is prepared to enter death. The solider is not there to entertain; he is engaged in real warfare. The fighter is not engaging in real war, he is there to entertain; there is no risk of death. The solider has a high risk of death. The solider has real courage. The fighter has false courage. The solider is not playing a game; it is life or death on the battlefield. The fighter is a toy solider, he is playing a game, and the game is inside a boxing ring or cage. The fighter is a fake solider.
The real solider may never come back from war. The war is real. The fighter will always be alive after the match; it is a fake war between him and just one other person. The solider is not just fighting one person, the solider is fighting hundreds if not thousands of enemies in an uncontrolled spontaneous environment. The fighter is just fighting one person in a controlled environment. You cannot watch a solider engage in real war and be entertained like it is a Hollywood movie, all wars can only be told by stories. You can watch a fighter in front row seats and be entertained while this fighter is engaging in a fake war.
THE REAL MARTIAL ARTIST
The Martial Artist is more likened to a solider than a Fighter. A Martial Artist prepares to engage in real war on the streets, he is prepared to enter death. The Martial Artist is not there to entertain when fighting on the streets, he is engaged in the real war for survival, there is great risk of death. The Martial Artist has real courage, he is not playing a game, it is life or death on the streets. The Martial Artist may die a real death; like Bruce Lee, Brandon Lee, 2pac, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr., the war is real. The Martial Artist is not fighting just one person, the Martial Artist is fighting for the greater good, they are fighting against corruption in the Martial Arts, against corruption in the government, against racism, against the Nazi’s. The Martial Artist is fighting hundreds if not thousands of enemies in an uncontrolled spontaneous environment.