What is badminton?

Badminton is more than a game people play at the camping. Pure badminton is described by Martin Knupp as followed:

"A badminton player should have the stamina of a marathon runner, the speed of a sprinter, the bounce of a high jumper, the arm strength is a spear thrower, the impact strength of a blacksmith, the dexterity of an acrobat, the responsiveness of a fencer, the concentration of a chess player, the human knowledge of a vacuum cleaner representative , the mental cruelty of an Arctic explorer, the nervous intensity of a blast master, the ruthlessness of a colonial masters, the obsession of a mountain climber as well as the intuition and imagination of an artist.

Because these qualities are so rarely gathered in one person, there are so few good badminton players. "