Associated hobbies I guess means.... Hmmm. Ok, just Martial arts then. That's what I opened this thread to talk about. I heard a dude (Skym)in the Member Introductions talk about collecting 'Samurai swords', and I couldn't help but mention a sword that I would love to own: http://www.kultofathena.com/product...+Pro+Katana.htm Now I don't know how many of you that use these great forums actually like or participate in martial arts, but if you don't, then don't worry because I don't participate in martial arts either (not for some time now). So just trust me that it can be interesting to talk with each other about things that have been learned or things that people want to learn, and we can start to see how the ancient ways of our ancestors or the more modern styles have an affect on us today. I used to study various forms from the far-east, such as Shotokan Karate, Tang Soo Do, Tai Sudo (modern customisation), Judo, Jui-jitsu, Aikido and Kung-fu (northern style - don't ask me the name I really can't remember as I didn't study it more than one lesson!). I studied for about 4 years in total, which isn't a lot considering many people make it a way of life, but I had a great time, and I would really consider starting again - probably with Shotokan karate because A. It was my favourite, and B. I studied it the most out of all the styles I tried. Does anyone else study martial arts or, has anyone ever studied martial arts? What do/did you think of it??