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Old 09-06-2011, 04:25 PM   #68
Tim Fong
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Re: Why so many Haters of Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido?

Oisin Bourke wrote:
The Japanese and Chinese worked out that training just for ass kicking is juvenile years ago. "budo" doesn't even mean "martial art"!
I can't let this pass.

1. Plenty of Chinese martial arts teachers are strictly interested in teaching skills that work in a combative context (street or ring sport) and are not trying to make better people, teach spirituality, religion or anything like that.
2. Budo is not a Chinese concept, I've never heard any Chinese martial arts teacher discuss what he did in terms of budo. On at least one occasion I have heard someone dismiss the concept of budo entirely with the comment "that's a Japanese thing, we don't do that." The Chinese community is enormous, however, so there probably are some guys out there doing it, but it certainly isn't mainstream.

Last edited by Tim Fong : 09-06-2011 at 04:28 PM.
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