When I was a little girl I was an avid fan of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I thought because I studied their moves that I knew how to use those skills to defend myself from those who bullied me. Actually, I did learn some things from it. I put such skills into practice by studying how the moves were incorporated into each panel design, guided by true professionals who studied varying forms of martial arts. I read and studied books of it. I dreamed one day I would become an expert in martial arts. I was never able to put myself through martial arts schools resulting in a break in my dreams.
Anime has not destroyed the desire to learn martial arts. In fact, watching anime has only increased a desire to know more about this form of discipline and self-defense artistic movement. Several forms of martial arts exist today. Martial arts first began over 2,000 years in East Asia as a form of self-defense from rivals. It is said that the very first form of martial arts was developed by Buddhist monks to defend their monastery without causing permanent damage or death. The fact remains that martial arts has developed over the centuries with no real answer as to who was responsible for its beginning.
In anime, such as Crimson Wolf , martial arts is used to gain an advantage over an enemy. By all rights to protect not only one's self, but to protect others who are innocent of the crossfire. In the Dragon Ball series, martial arts is used as both a tournament and a way of defending Earth from villains.
To the unknowing person martial arts seems to be this exciting ability that can give one an advantage over another. This is the wrong thinking. If you paid attention to your anime, you would find that, yes, martial arts can cause injuries if done incorrectly, or used with the intent to injure. While your favorite anime characters makes martial arts seem cool, if you really want to learn and use it, read and study books on it, and most of all join an accredited martial arts school.