A learning community.
The lasting kinds of learning--the type that really is the one that happens as a community. The learning that is reinforced in all directions; the people beside you (your peers); the people below you (those who follow you); and the one's above you (your teachers). That group as a whole, is called a community. Any lasting life subject requires that to make a real impact.
To me Martial Art should be validated by it's contribution to the vitality of a community. Because if the weaker members of our community are strong, our strength as a whole increases.
This isn't about championship belts, nor is this about becoming the deadliest version of yourself. This is simply about being a good, strong, able person so you can pass that forward.
Kru Yai Nick Bautista