Here's a topic I started on Dancescape and DanceTalk some time ago that I've decided to bring over here: In addition to dancing does anyone here either actively train and practice in the martial arts or done so in the past? Mentor, I know you have. I took classes in Tae Kwon Do briefly some years back and while this is different from dancing I did find one similarity in learning each of these and that is the emphasis on technique, timing and focus. Each time I took a lesson or class in one it reminded me of the other in this respect. That's my perception anyway.