"To say that machismo does not exist in Asian culture is plain ignorant. Not all machismo is necessarily chest-beating rough-and-tumble."
Maybe by Asian Standars LOL
Martial Arts is a legitimate art form, but in America it’s usually what you sign your kid up for when he can’t make the football or basketball team and cant handle being with men in a team sport situation.
I think you're referring to hypermasculinity
I can't speak for everyone but the people I trained with signed up because they watched too many martial arts and anime and wanted to copy what they saw lol They still played sports. . As for me, basketball was fun, and so was football, but before taking martial arts, I was violent(the irony). Especially in football since I gave a lot of concussions and went out of my way to collide and hurt people.
Being a martial artist who's deadly is not what makes a person masculine. Someone who trains hard and is very capable but yet can carry on with respect and humility is what makes a person admirable whether male/female. For a male, it's being confident and secure in who you are that makes that person masculine
Anywhos yes you're giving generalized answers to a generalized question, but we all know better than that. Like I said before, it that's all someone want to focus on that's all they'll see. We should be trying to help this OP look outside the "mainstream" for his own benefit.
As for the superbowl I understand what you're saying, but how many people watching the superbowl are actually fans of NFL who go through the whole season? lol. Shit how many of these man can even throw or catch a football? lol