If asked whether golf is more a physical or a mental sport, most people would agree that it is mental sport. The physical requirements are not near as demanding as the mental aspects of the game. If asked whether Taekwondo is a physical or a mental sport, most people would agree that it is a physical sport. It is seemly obvious that it requires much more physical ability than it does mental concentration. However, this assessment would be incorrect. Although Taekwondo does require physical prowess, the mental aspects are much more important, even though they are not nearly as evident.
Lay a gymnastic balance beam on the floor and ask average people if they think they would be able to walk down the length of the beam without stepping on the floor. Most people would say they could. When asked to try, most people would try and would be able to do it with little problem.
Then place the beam on its standard mount, about three feet off the floor. Now ask the same people if they think they would be able to walk down the length of the beam without falling off. Most people would say probably not. When asked to try, some would try and a few of them would fall off.
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