MDA: The Role of Fighting in a Primal Life and Violence: An Introduction to a Primal Instinct
Is the confidence- (and self-esteem) and character-building a by-product of learning how to do something well, so long as it reinforces the masculine identity? I also think the acquisition of fighting skills needs to be separated from employing them in competition, or even in sparring.
As an aside: Uncle thinks that deliberately getting hit in order to know what it is like is rather stupid and can lead to serious damage. But he speaks from the perspective of someone involved with Chinese medicine.
Watch Tom Hardy Beat some Ass in New WARRIOR Clip
Edit. Fast Paleo: Why Fighting is Paleo