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Old 08-10-2005, 12:47 PM   #3
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 118
Re: "Traditional budo" and "Fighting art"

I think that a budo that encompasses a "little" kata for self study etc... Will encourage both, a combat effectiveness, and strengthen, and/or distill a greater understanding of form. I also think that self study with kata form, will encourage a calmer state of mind; similar, to yoga, etc... But evidently, there is always dojos that are, and always will focus to much on kata; thus, those dojos will probably lack in combat effectiveness. You need a good balance
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