Re: Martial Ineffectiveness
Really? Or did he create his budo out of an enlightenment experience animated by his religious practices? And did his "golden light experience," while reportedly taking place after an encounter with a kendo expert, occur because he practiced a viable budo, or because his budo already was infused and informed by his spiritual practices?
I frankly don't know how to answer this, but it seems like a chicken-and-egg proposition. I think I recall reading, however, that after he begin to involve himself more deeply in his religious practices others reported a marked jump in his "power" as a martial artist.