Re: "Traditional budo" and "Fighting art"
Thank you for your kind words.
I found your post to be be an excellent summary of the situation. TMAs are working from a deficiency...how many times have really commited, physically excellent, young atheletes devoted themselves to the practice? I was watching some UFC stuff last night, and no doubt about it, those guys are the real deal. If they were my training partners in aikido, even in cooperative practice, my level would jump insanely in 6 months if I trained correctly and didn't give in to the temptation to bulk up and use too much muscle.
I've been reading one of Dave Lowry's newer books at the same time as pondering this thread, and i highly recommend it. It shows some of the things I think I look for in budo much clearer than I can. I'll try to find the title...work and life have me a tad scattered just now, can't remember it.
It seems we have a disconnect somewhere...I'll let it go at that.
Last edited by Ron Tisdale : 08-12-2005 at 07:50 AM.