How good is it to discuss this issue. I am 10 year practicing aikido and have just passed entering exams to Orthodox "high school" to become a priest. This issue for us, Slavic, ukrainians, russians and others aikido/budo practitioners , is very essential . Taking into account disputes about the role of church in modern life for youngsters at one hand and rocketing interest in budo arts I examine the points budo arts have common and contradiction with Christianity.
It would be interesting to hear more about these commonalities and contradictions?