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Old 08-11-2005, 07:39 AM   #21
Dojo: Pärnu Aikidoclub Singitai
Location: Pärnu, Estonia
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 322
Re: "Traditional budo" and "Fighting art"

Thanks for a thoughtful post, Rob...

But the question still remains:

What is there in what is referred to as "budo" that can not be achieved just as well through other means.

What is the worth of "budo" OTHER than historical context and maybe just a preference by some individuals who happen to like this way for some purposes while being aware of it's weaknesses.

My long whining-list was not to suggest or raise the question of PROBLEMS in budo and how to cure them but merely to show that if people start to talk about TMA benefits they often mention discipline, character development etc. Things which can sometimes NOT be found in these "budo" and surely CAN be found also outside these type of systems.
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