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Old 08-11-2005, 12:59 AM   #16
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Re: "Traditional budo" and "Fighting art"

Like many things in life... there is theory and there is practical. Both are valid in their assumption. They cannot exist without the other. In medicine, we assume that we must provide the best care for a patient. In practical, there is the cost consideration (pharmaco-economics), the availability of alternatives etc etc that will sometime even contradict with what is recommended by theory. But theory is where practical is derived. Hence outcome and theory exist hand in hand, just like kata and randori/shiai. They cannot exist independent of the other. Having said that, now go do both with earnest.

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