Re: religious terminology in martial arts and implication
I do not disagree with you, only pointing how things can go out of hand when mixing beliefs in the supernatural and combatives.
One thing I'd like to point, being warriors pragmatist there was not only what they used for upgrading their combative performance, they also used their enemies beliefs in the supernatural to their advantage. Some kind of primitive psychological warfare. Who is going to attack someone who is believed to have superior magical powers, the divinities on his side, more powerful talismans?