Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Kiaaa-HA!: Introduction

The martial arts can be a very no-nonsense business.  In fact, I think that most outsiders think of martial artists and our community as being very serious all the time.  I also think that we, as a community, cultivate that impression, with all of the serious business pictures we take of ourselves doing amazing martial artsy type things or standing with weapons ready and whatnot.

The truth is, what we do - and making fun of what we do - can be pretty darn funny.  In fact, I think I laugh as much in my art as I do outside of it, as what I do is just so darned fun.  And we have, as a subculture, lots of things that are easy targets for funny people to take on and parody.

There's a lot of great stuff out there making fun of the martial arts, and I plan to share it with you here under the "Kiaaa-HA!" tag.

For example, here's a meme that makes me laugh hard every time I see it:

That's "Overly Manly-Man".  Here's another one:

Oh, just one more.

There's some amazingly funny memes out there, and of course, videos and web sites, and I'll share as much as I can find. It's one of those things I love to curate and enjoy, as I think it fleshes us out as a culture and makes us far more approachable to newbies and outsiders.

Got any favorites?  I'd love to see them!