Re: Practice without tradition
>I would miss it if it wasn't there. <
That is the distilled truth for me. I like the discipline of the formality used in the dojo. The rest of the world is raucous, and discordant....respect and focus should prevail in the dojo. ( They can without the forms of etiquette that are "traditional",I know, but it dilutes the sense of carried forward practices from the previous generations to me.)
I find the "ritual" for want of a better word is calming and focusing..