Watching Ross Kemp on Gangs and some very eloquent, hardcore South African gangsters. The most successful ones appear as crafty and strategically innovative as anyone would be in achieving success in any other line of work.
It was also interesting to see how boxing is used to keep children away from gang life. Martial arts to me is spiritual, a way to channel our natural aggression in a positive manner into disciplined and focused activity. It facilitates both mental focus and physical mastery.
We can become great at anything we put our time and dedication into… especially if we start early in life. The earlier we start, the more experience and progression we can achieve.