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A Warriors Path. Blog Tools Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 03-14-2013 09:37 PM
MarkWatson
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A mostly uninformative Blog about my life as an Aikidoka, father and partner.
At moment of typing;
2nd Kyu
Blend of Iwama Ryu and Yoshinkan.
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Status: Public
Entries: 6
Comments: 9
Views: 19,635

In General Budo ? Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #4 New 03-31-2013 04:18 PM
Probably covered numerous times on the forum, but just my two cents.

What even is "Budo" ? I mean, apart from the obvious and literal translation of "martial way", what REALLY is it ?

Budo to me is everything. Truly everything. From my interactions with my partner, child and family to opening a tin of beans. Budo is everything from preparing your evening meal to playing a section of music. BUDO should be incorporated in every aspect of your life, and not just in the Dojo during training.

Budo, and my understanding of it, is about being true to who you are.

Budo to me is not about the coloured belt that is holding up your GI trousers, but about your own understanding of technique, and your place in the universe ((dojo) both literal and figurative). About your etiquette to your fellow students, sempai, sensei etc.

Budo should be incorporated in the work place. It should be what tolerates your overbearing boss or colleagues, yet it should be what fights them, shows them for what they are.

"True Budo does not have an enemy" - O'sensei.

I am far from a perfect student of these ancient arts (not just Aikido) that we are PRIVILEGED to learn, and hopefully pass on to the next generation. But I believe I'm on this ever changing and evolving path to be a better person through true practice of Budo.

That is all that can be asked of you. Is it not ?
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#2 04-08-2013 01:57 PM
MarkWatson Says:
Yeah I would agree whole heartedly !
#1 04-06-2013 08:37 AM
Makochan Says:
Nice blog; I like the path you follow. Aikido comes from sword, a strike should also be a defence, elbows in and a strike that covers & protects. In Japan after training we practised this while downing a nice cold pint in the pub talking about Budo or 'fighting technique'. Aikido is much more than Budo, it is Bushido ‘the way of the warrior' & encompasses much more than the martial art, it is how you live your life and the path you chose, I think it better describes what you are expressing.
 




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