Re: Budo vs Martial Art ?
Probably because BJJ does not concern itself with romantic notions of labels. Is the spirit there? it could be...depends on the dojo. it ain't about the label, and you don't automatically inherit budo with a plain white GI top and a Hakama and some caligraphy you hang on the wall.
BTW, the lineage of BJJ is every bit as much japanese in direct transmission as many aikido dojos, probably more so in some cases.
Brazilians and those that align to that form of jiujitsu simply identify with a different set of priorities.
There is no logic to the categories, simply an observation that someone pointed out.