Confidence. A successful break increases and confirms a student’s belief in his or her abilities. In class, this confidence will manifest itself when performing patterns or sparring. In daily life, this confidence will be visible in the way one walks and acts. Others will respect this confidence and think twice before challenging it.
Discipline. Breaking requires a student to discipline his or herself. Successful breaks require persistence and dedication to purpose. One must train him or herself to overcome fears, pain, and failures. This, of course, is highly useful in daily life.
Forging. Forging is systematic training to toughen and strengthen body parts that are used for breaking. See the forging topic for more information.
Show off. Breaking is a way for people to show off and try to impress viewers with their ability to break something.
Entertainment. When watching breaking, you get to see the pride in a successful break, the dejection in a failure to break, and sometimes the agony in an injury; either way, it's entertaining to watch.
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