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Old 03-31-2012, 04:05 PM   #119
Kevin Leavitt
 
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Re: Martial Ineffectiveness

Kinda getting off topic, sorry for that. To get back on topic. I guess what I a, really saying is that budo is centered around basically seven virtues. As budoka it is our responsibility to be true to them. It can be tough to do, as we are constantly faced with compromises in our lives. Budo should give you the skills in order to learn to be strong and have courage to stand up for what you believe in.

Sometimes this is not comfortable nor does it go in line with the majority. So for me, it is not enough to feel good about yourself, but getting to the truth. Martially, budo should be giving us the skills we meed to do the right things even in the face of adversity.

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