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Old 03-11-2014, 07:09 PM   #3
jdm4life
Dojo: penrith aikido
Location: England
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Re: Do we train enough to understand our art's meaning and philosophy?

My interest in martial arts stems from an interest in eastern wisdom teachings, philosophy and spirituality so I think I 'get it' more than many ive seen at local clubs. As the martial arts spread west to where it is today, from my experience, I suspect a lot of people who say they'do martial arts' have very little clue about any wisdom teachings. ?.doing martial arts is perhaps as far as it goes. but thats up to them. Eg Karate is just a fitness thing they do once or twice a week.

For others, martial arts can compliment an individuals interest in spirituality, zen, philosophy etc...which is true in my case.

It depends what the term martial arts means to you.

Last edited by jdm4life : 03-11-2014 at 07:13 PM.
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