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Old 08-10-2005, 12:19 PM   #1
Dojo: Pärnu Aikidoclub Singitai
Location: Pärnu, Estonia
Join Date: Mar 2002
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"Traditional budo" and "Fighting art"

Okay... this is an offshoot from Aikido and Kata thread which was an offshoot from some other thread...

What are the differences and different goals and objectives of "traditional budo" and "fighting system" or whatever you may call it.

The KATA thread came to conclusion that kata and emphasis on form is essential for traditional budo, however if the goal is combat effectiveness and/or practical applications in sport or otherwise it is not so (I know world class sport-karate guys who haven't learned a single kata in their life). So here's one difference.

What can be accomplished within one system and not the other etc etc etc.
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