A common misconception about martial artists is that they are perceived to be very violent people, as compared to athletes of any other sport. It is incorrect for two reasons: one, there are many reasons why one would take up martial arts as a sport, amongst which include self-defense, discipline, to reduce stress or even for health issues. And two, martial artists tend to be more aware that with power comes responsibility and are hence more careful when it comes to using their skill against someone else. That said, there are many different types of martial arts, designed for all sorts of people with different objectives in mind. Among the more popular martial arts are Kung Fu, Karate, and Judo.