Much appreciation for the response.MississippiRed said:I have an answer but it might not be what you're looking for it is however more than likely true.
In my experience I train without a shirt on a lot of times as well as a lot of other folks that I train with and under. Usually it's because we get hot either in the gym or outside.
I'm figuring that most times you see a dude working out or sparring or whatever without a shirt that's probably the main reason aside from maybe trying to get some female attention.
I think you might be looking for something that's not there. Hope that helped.
But since we are only talking men that seeming get value out of it while women remain covered due to reasons from men, reasons from society, reasons from religious meaning etc.
In essense we exalt a man and his topless demeanor and see shame or great pleasure in women doing the same amongst men amongst society amongst religion.
Why not men (speaking in general society context) value being covered up just as women are valued to be covered up even in extreme heat?
If men can go topless in martial arts and find peace and somewhat be exalted for being topless why cannot a women do the same.
Or is martial arts with its RULES independent from SOCIETY or actually an extension of IT.
Because today parents are told MARTIAL ARTS brings discipline for their children but I dont see how if we have our notion of a male can sweat with being TOPLESS and still be EXALTED. It does in a sense but it REINFORCES this SOCIETY REALITY.
Nothing wrong with it but it can also enforce RACISM and SEXISM too.
In this case with certain Africa and Africans this also has the same affect.
In many cases being naked EXALTED both men and women in the same instance.
But then again we all have REASONS.