Matt Murdock is nothing if not dedicated to his craft. Low-powered and forced to rely mostly on hard-earned fighting skills, he can’t afford not to learn from past battles and strive to constantly improve himself. In this panel below on the left, from Daredevil #18, decades before the ninja training with Stick and all the other martial arts voodoo, we learn that Matt practices yoga. After his close brush with death against Namor in Daredevil #7, he realized that not being able to breathe under water is a bit of a hassle. Most of us would just give up at this point. But that’s not Matt Murdock’s style. He practices oxygen-preservation techniques instead. And may I add that this was long before yoga was even popular. Heck, it even predates the Beatles going to India. Kudos to you, Mr. Murdock.
Description: Daredevil has just been apparently defeated by new villain The Gladiator. He emerges from the water near a dock and notices the Gladiator walk away. The Gladiator says “The girl has fled, but no matter! She was merely a pawn! There are other, better means of proclaiming myself to the world!” Daredevil thinks “I can thank Namor for my survival! After he defeated me, I realized how helpless I was under water! For months, I’ve practiced yoga breathing techniques! And tonight, what I’ve learned about conserving oxygen paid off!” Daredevil grabs a hold of the wooden deck in front of him and pushes himself up, kicking the Gladiator in the back. Daredevil says “Okay, Gladiator! It’s time for round two!”