Polar striking exchanges are vital for developing the athlete. Besides discovering techniques that fit our fighting style, it also teaches us self-control and respect for our teammates or opponents.
The taboo of releasing anger through our fists-a-cuffs is not our philosophy of fighting. Fighting is an art treated with mutual respect and love - an honorable moment, to say the least. The intent behind our strikes scales the ambition of the athlete - art and meditation in it's truest form.
Releasing emotions can get hazardous, but managing emotions by refocusing them into different activities is the road to a harmonious mind.
Respect. Honor. Love.
Video from Buctown Muay Thai / Striking Class, with Coach Danny Millet.