Re: Practice without tradition
IMHO, tradition brings with it the practice of respect, disciplines, and honoring our heritage. While it may not be necessary, I would miss it if it wasn't there.
I might as well be studying folk-dancing. But, even there is tradition.
Even by ignoring it, you imply that its there.
But like a plant without roots, it would soon die.
He bows, honoring tradition, and leaves for the Dojo.