Beladiri - Personal Protection The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him. — G.K. Chesterton. People approach martial arts training with different goals in mind. A great many people seek an interesting way to maintain health and engage in various forms of physical culture: strength, cardio/fitness, flexibility, and so on. Others are attracted to competitive and sportive opportunities that are offered within many modern martial arts.