Wanted to get some other insights and thoughts on this particular topic. As most of you may (or may not) be aware I work at a High School and every couple of weeks, we hold whole school assemblies. Without fail, students are celebrated for their sporting achievements - Rugby League, Netball, Basketball, even archers and Ping Pong has gotten a mention. Now what I have not long discovered is that there seems to be an "underground" Martial Arts Community at the school, Tae Kwon Do, Karate, MMA, BJJ - you name it, there will be one or more practioners of each among the student populace, but they tend to keep a low profile. My old Kung Fu Sifu's daughter used to attend the same school. I know she was heavy into competition and had a great deal of success (achieving a National Top 10 Ranking with National All-Styles), but the school community was none the wiser. This was mainly due to the fact that she kept these achievements to herself. Now this is where I find myself torn. On the one hand, Part of what we practice is Humility and I applaud that in anybody, but the way I see it, one can be Humble despite Fame and Notoriety, not from the lack of it. On the other hand, if you work hard and achieve success, your efforts SHOULD be recognised. I know there is also the arguement that the last thing a successful fighter needs is the kind of notoriety that comes from any knucklehead thinking he can take you, but on the other hand, the more "Press" we can give the Martial Arts, the more understanding the public has, the better for everyone. What are your thoughts? Should a Successful Martial Artist keep a low profile, or should they be encouraged to stand and be recognised for their acheivements?