As long as both have existed, martial arts and healing arts have had an important relationship. The roots and modern branches of these arts may appear separate, but they are deeply connected. This is an essay intended only to introduce aspects of the profound inter-relatedness of martial and healing arts. Coexistence for over 2 millennia has brought about many overlaps, which we will attempt to touch on here.
Old style martial arts training was not just a hobby or casual act