Originally posted by LOEP
Most extant budo were organized, codified, catalogued and systematized in times of peace. The roots of the arts may have been laid on the battlefield, but during wartime, no one has the luxury of taking notes, experimenting and researching.
I was wondering about the many years of the Sengoku Jidai, and also about classical Western infantry combat training(Spartans, Romans, etc.). I guess things were organized and experimented on in the "relative" peace of seasonal changes. Definitely not a luxury.