There is something interesting happened to me:
Some of my friends are learning "Kendo"(a Japanese form of fencing, they use wooden swords.). The interesting thing is, they told me the essences of this sport are not fighting and attack as we can easily see. The essences of kendo are "focusing" and "awareness". The fighter needs to be really quiet and aware, then he/she can have a good performance and go advanced.
As a figure skating lover, I can't stop thinking what's the essence of figure skating?
We can see elegance and beauty in skating easily, but what's the true essence?
Courage? Self-confidence? ......
Love to hear from you, thanks!